HYPERNATION (BP106) - album download


solo trombone


'Hypernation' is five track piece, something between Smegma, Ace Farren Ford and Throbbing Gristle's 'Beachy Head' (from '20 Jazz Funk Greatest').

'Mysterious, abstract and eerie, like the performer is in post-apolcalyptic destroyed world alone playing his trombone for the fallen world.'


UTOPIAN DREAM (BP105) - album download


trombone & electronics


Utopian Dream is a definitive statement about the destruction of common ideology, capitalism, greed and war in the 20th and 21st centuries. The LP explores the relationships between the destruction of physical and metaphysical ideologies and the birth of something new, maybe better. The LP seeks to show that there are many different paths which nature may take us on and which have no end or beginning. The randomness within nature and the chaos we can inflict on nature or that nature can inflict on us is an ever-present in the LP. We are forced to confront our own weaknesses as individuals, as a collective race and are forced to consider the wider implications of our actions on ourselves and on others. Our brutalist, oppressive system which has led to the slaughter of millions of people over the last two thousands years or more is testament to humanity’s ability to destroy itself over and over again. Is there a better way? Can we possibly change our very substantive inclinations? Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? Can we find a better, more harmonious future on earth?


SYSTEM BROKEN (BP098) - single download


‘System broken is a work about the fact that the entire system within which we live is broken. Capitalism is broken, the music industry is broken, human rights are broken. Our society has massive inequality and deprivation and doesn’t work properly. Musical genres like Jazz are dominated by rich private school educated old-boys. The establishment has corrupted all musical forms. Our lives are colonized by the state, we are told what to think and what not to think. We are fed lies by the government. We are made to feel that we are worthless and free thought is tightly controlled. We are all terrorists if we have opinions. We are radicalized if we criticize politicians. We are all prisoners of the state, capitalism, colonial legacies, the aristocracy and power systems which the media promote through relentless propaganda. We starve if the rich wants us to. We suffer if the rich want us to. We die if the rich want us to. There is nothing we can do about it’. #brexit


K.T.Reeder is a trombonist and sonic artist from Oxford, United Kingdom. Reeder was educated at the Royal College of Music (JD) – (2001-2003 - Trombone/Piano), Royal Academy of Music, London (2003-2005 - Bass Trombone) and Oxford Brookes University – (2013-2015 - MA Composition and Sonic Art).

Reeder's work explores the relationship between sound, context and protest with a focus on protest against systems and institutions from an internal perspective. Reeder has studied and worked extensively with the theories of Joseph Beuys who has influenced his work.

Some collaborators have included: Pat Thomas - Oxford Improvisers (2013), Martin Hackett (2014-2015), Claude Colpaert (2015), Julian Faultless (2015) and Gary Charles (2016 - ).
Some groups Reeder has been involved with are: 1984ensemble (Founder - 2013-2015), Oxford Improvisers (2014/2015) and the Murmurists (2016 - ).
Some venues Reeder has performed at include: Modern Art Oxford, Oxford - Solo performance (2015) and Cafe OTO, London - with Murmurists (2016).

Reeder has been interviewed once by 15 questions.net.

Interview here: 15 questions.


Reeder is interviewed by David Burke for his book

GIANT STEPS: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz Paperback – 12 April 2021

SOURCE OF BEING (BP111) - album download


2nd solo trombone album

CENTRAL IDEOLOGY (BP113) - album download


3rd solo trombone album

COMMUNE 7 (BP114) - album download


2nd Concept album (2017)


This album is about the searching need for reconciliation in the world. The need for peoples to come together, to help and support eachother and to forge a better place for all living beings on earth. The album talks of betrayal in the broadest sense, selfishness of the human condition and the absurdities, which exist within our society. The clear and definite need for political and sociological change within our society is ever present in the work; as is the ultimate need to rid the world of power mad abusive institutional figures. The work deals with death, life and the continuous flow of creative energy, which will never be suppressed.

TRANSITION (BP115) - album download

LOCKDOWN (BP147) - single download

Brandnew track (release 14 apr. 2020)

SHOCK PAIN (BLOCKMAN ft. KRIS T.REEDER) (BP119) - single download

Why not think about seering pain running down your spine or the locked muscularity of time? Why not think about the masculinity of vehicle control and the damaging effects on another soul? Why not consider the victims of your viper sadistic occupation of metal boxes and consider your own doom in time? Everything has a unique, humanistic, primal disturbing, alienated spine assigned.

BLOCKMAN

HIGHER POWERS (BP149) - single download

2nd new track of this month (release 27 apr. 2020)

NOISE TROMBONE MANIFESTO by Kris T.Reeder (2020)


Of relevance to the art of Noise Trombone playing.

Noise Trombone playing is an art and must be treated as such and the trombone must be played in an artistic ‘Noise’ sense, not focussing too much on technical aspects of trombone playing. For example, thousands of notes are possible on the trombone as are complex simultaneous multi-combinations of notes which must be played in an artistic, emotional sense only. Any technical analysis is irrelevant and must be ignored.


Noise Trombone can only be performed by those who understand that the communication through sound reaches every part of the soul and there are forces used whilst playing Noise Trombone which are far beyond human comprehension. Only by understanding that Noise Trombone playing is not merely physical but almost shamanistic can one truly comprehend the art form.


Noise Trombone playing will necessarily require a rejection of the purely scientific and an acceptance that art is the only way to approach this method of communication through sound. This is because; thinking about Noise Trombone playing purely scientifically dominates the thought process preventing the artist from truly immersing him or herself in Noise Trombone playing.


True creative freedom can be achieved through Noise Trombone playing and can lead to wider transformation in a person’s life. Noise Trombone playing can be compatible with other forms of Trombone playing provided that adequate time and space is allowed for genuine immersion in Noise Trombone playing.


It may be possible for certain artists who possess exceptional abilities to perform Noise and other forms of trombone playing consecutively without preparation. However, this requires advanced immersive contemplation and appropriate creative conditions.


It is only possible for Noise Trombonists who have honed their craft to approach Noise Trombone playing because Noise Trombonists will need to have total control over the instrument in order for the Noise Trombonist to access higher creative dimensions through Noise Trombone playing.


Noise Trombone players who profess to be Noise Trombone players will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the art form. A passing or fleeting experiment with the genre is not enough. Significant commitment must be demonstrated through recorded and / or live performance.


KTREEDER.COM

ANOTHER DIMENSION (BP151) - single download

3rd brandnew track of this month (release 30 apr. 2020)

VITAL STRUGGLE (BP154) - single download

2nd May ’20 release solo trombone

REBELLION (BP153) - single download

1st May ’20 release solo trombone plus electronics

RELENTLESS (BP156) - single download

4th May ’20 release solo trombone

MANAGEMENT FAILURE (BP155) - single download

3rd May ’20 release solo trombone

ZONAL NOISE (BP157) - single download

4th of June ’20 release

2021 JAZZ (BP162) - new album available as CD & DL

solo trombone plus electronics