Detail from “Pax ad Via Lactea”


Mark’s experimental multi-track trumpet recording, “new mythologies for trumpet(s)” is currently in post-production, and will be released in 2018, under the banner of his new music production LLC.  It features over a dozen new compositions for from 1 to 16 trumpets, and explores polyrhythm, polytonality, tonal colors, density and stasis.  Recorded in August 2017 at Acadia Recording Company by Todd Hutchison, the material on this album was two years in the making, and brings the listener through a wild yet grounded exploration of sound and form.

Mark Tipton & Les Sorciers Perdus in the press:

“Tipton, a trumpeter, led his ensemble, Les Sorciers Perdus, in varied accompaniments to [Alan] Brooks’ readings, which had a rhythmic quality that placed the lines of text snugly into the musical texture. The most striking of the four movements, “Aurora,” had trumpet and percussion moves that called to mind Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat.” (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald; former music critic and culture writer for the New York Times)

“[Mark’s new Metropolis score is]…not to be missed…one of the great masterpieces of moviemaking, accompanied with the inspired phantasmagoric music of Les Sorciers Perdus…I saw their show at SPACE Gallery last year and it was a complete knockout!” (Dave Wade, WMPG)

“Tipton’s new [silent film] score…feels a little jazzy, a little soulful, but never old.” (Ray Routhier, Portland Press Herald)

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