Tom Johnson (1939) belongs to a rich tradition of artists, from Marcel Duchamp through John Cage, who prefer 'finding' to 'creating'. In Johnson's case, a surprising musical beauty is found in the regularity, logic and symmetry of pre-existing mathematical structures. A clarity of texture, an ear for transparent harmony and a preference for simple and elegant rhythmical designs are more than mere characteristics of Johnson's sound world, they are structural determinants that drive the forms themselves. Released 19 March 2010 Heiko Geerts, reeds Erik-Jan de With, reeds Anton van Houten, trombone Joey Marijs, percussion Pete Harden, guitars Saskia Lankhoorn, piano Special guest performer Keir Neuringer, voice (track 7) Tom Gelissen, recording (tracks 1-7) Lauran Jurrius, recording (track 8) Mixed and produced by Tom Gelissen Artistic direction, Pete Harden Design by Duel (www. Studioduel. Nl) All works published by Editions 75, Paris Recorded on 3-5 January and 18 July 2009 in The Hague and Amsterdam This CD was made possible with financial support from Société Gavigniès.