Fate and the Processor

Fate and the Processor

Colin Hemmingsen | Dave Lisik

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Colin Hemmingsen (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon)
Dave Lisik (electronics)

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. it seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things... The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have."
Steve Jobs

Fate and the Processor is an epic electroacoustic musical journey performed by New Zealand School of Music jazz instructor and multi-woodwind instrumentalist, Colin Hemmingsen. The movements, composed by NZSM jazz composition professor, Dave Lisik, make use of Colin’s abilities on five different instruments: soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon, often simultaneously and in multiple combinations. All sounds generated for the album, even those that have been significantly altered, originated in the pure acoustic sounds of these instruments. Colin matches his technical skill (honed as a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), with a jazz improviser's instincts and sensibilities, creating a genre-defying one-musician electronic wind ensemble that is truly exceptional.


RAT-D031 (December, 2011)
This recording was made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington, New Zealand

Produced by Dave Lisik (
Recorded, edited and mixed by Dr. David Lisik at the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington (
Mastered by Steve Garden at the Garden Shed, Auckland, New Zealand
Design by UnkleFranc

Fate and the Processor
Colin Hemmingsen & Dave Lisik

1.  Fate and the Processor (9:37)
2.  Cupertino (3:07)
3.  Latest Stories (6:44)
4.  Serious As (5:11)
5.  Complexion (9:07)
6.  Intro to Playing Defence (0:34)
7.  Playing Defence (2:43)
8.  Habitual Consciousness (10:17)

Total (47:24)

Music composed by Dave Lisik (Copyright © 2011, Galloping Cow Music, ASCAP) with improvisations by Colin Hemmingsen