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The Spectral Life of Things

by Catherine Sikora - Christopher Culpo

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    This is the duo's first recording which took place in Paris in April 2017. The cassette artwork is by South African Artist Anne Graaff and was created during the recording; the artist painted while the musicians played. This is an edition of 100, each cassette numbered.

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Angry Party 03:53
Twisters 06:00
After Lunch 06:34


The music of Christopher Culpo and Catherine Sikora has been described as open and responsive, their musical lines being cohesive and together yet springing into unexpected directions. Ideas diverge and then converge, filled with surprise and humour. In sum: free and fresh.
The Spectral Life of Things was recorded in one afternoon in Paris, while artist Anne Graaff did a series of beautiful paintings, one of which is the cover art for the album.

free improvisation, piano, contemporary jazz, contemporary classical, free jazz,


released September 28, 2018

Christopher Culpo - piano
Catherine Sikora - tenor saxophone
Anne Graaff - visual art, created live in the studio

Recorded at IMEP Paris College of Music on April 23, 2017
Recorded and mixed by John Meyers
Mastered by Eric Mingus
Thanks to John Meyers, Anne Graaff, Eric Mingus, Guy Von Gaudecker, IMEP and the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris

All Tracks © Catherine Sikora/Sikoracat Music BMI and Christopher Culpo/SACEM


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Christopher Culpo Paris, France

Christopher Culpo is a performer/ composer who’s work lies at the confluence of contemporary music, jazz, and improvisation. He's written symphonic, opera, for dance and theatre,and has composed and improvised music for silent films.Recent releases include Thawing Mammoth with clarinetist-saxophonist Achille Succi, The Spectral Life of Things and Mimesis (2020) with saxophonist Catherine Sikora. ... more

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