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 Peter Zummo

The open vision of trombonist and composer Peter Zummo led him through many fields. There were stints in the rock bands The Necessaries and The Flying Hearts as well as in The Lounge Lizards, collaborations with choreographer Trisha Brown and performances with David Behrman and Elodie Lauten. Though I learned to know about Peter Zummo first most through his work with Arthur Russell; which can be heard on albums such as Calling Out Of Context and Another Thought, but also on Dinosaur L’s classic Kiss Me Again 12”.
20 February 2018 | AG 11

The next step to the solo album Zummo with an X was logic, it also involves Arthur Russell and shares the atmosphere of some of Russell’s more intimate work. Song IV (trio) contained on this collection is an excellent example of the chemistry between Z

Jelle Vanlerberghe

How do you work as a composer? Do you use scores, give instructions or ideas in advance? Are the musicians restricted or rather free?

Peter Zummo

Lately I’ve come to think of composition as pre-pla

JV

Your work is sometimes connected to dance or written for dance performances. Also you’re occupied with your presence — or even choreography — on stage. Can you elaborate on that? 

PZ

In the 1

JV

What’s your view on the regained interest for minimalistic and experimental music (beyond Reich or Glass)?

PZ

Various experiences with this regained interest have led me to question whether those now interested have the c

JV

You’ve been working in a lot of fields. Do you still discover new things? Do you see a kind of progress in your work yourself? 

PZ

There is no end to the learning. Working for composers, choreographers, poets