Mark Wastell has been organising larger formations of musicians, collectively known as The Seen, for over 10 years. Using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes distributed to individual musicians just prior to performance. No formation has ever been repeated, The Seen never stays static.
In The Seen, Bertrand Denzler has played with Burkhard Beins, Angharad Davies, Benedict Drew, Wolfgang Fuchs, Graham Halliwell, Tomas Korber, Dominic Lash, David Toop, Yoni Silver, Richard Sanderson, Phil Julian, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Phil Durrant, Graham MacKeachan, Jennifer Allum, Matt Davis, Douglas Benford, Harry Broadbent, Stewart Lee and Chris Burn at venues like Café Oto, Hundred Years Gallery, Old Limehouse Town Hall and Teaterhuset Avan Garden.
There is a good deal of spaciousness going on here as if the even the silences are directed. Each one of the five discs here are worthy of serious exploration and deep listening. I keep hearing more subtle layers each time I dive in. The entire box-set is superbly recorded, organized and manufactured with great care. And it does capture an entire SEEN on several levels.
– Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music