Thursday, December 23, 2010

devoted to supreme simplification (or bent, by light)

(best of 2010)
music
enjoyed by the staff at the memory offices
(red entries most-listened to)

- chris abrahams - play scar - room40
- alva noto - for 2 - line
- amm - sounding music - matchless recordings
- amm - uncovered correspondence - matchless recordings
- thomas ankersmit - hangar performance - touch radio, recorded by john grzinich
- antony and the johnsons - swanlights - secretly canadian
- antony and the johnsons - thank you for your love - rough trade
(with william basinski)

- j.s. bach / teodoro anzellotti - the goldberg variations - winter & winter
- jan bang - ...and poppies from kandahar - samadhisound
- barn owl - the conjurer - root strata
- barn owl - ancestral star - thrill jockey
- thomas bel - lumières, ombres, voix et visages
- keith berry - the cartesian plane - elevator bath (lp)
- black swan - in 8 movements - ethereal symphony/experimedia
- olivia block & kyle bruckmann - teem - and/oar
- peter brötzmann & paal nilssen-love - woodcuts - smalltown superjazzz
- micael t. bullock and andrew lafkas - ceremonies to breathe upon - winds measure recordings

- john cage / terry jennings / john tilbury / sebastian lexer - lost daylight - another timbre
- john cage - violin & piano (andreas seidel, steffen schleiermacher) - mdg
- jefre cantu-ledesma - love is a stream - type
- celer - dwell in possibility - blackest rainbow
- celer - pockets of wheat - soundscaping records
- celer - weavings of a rapid disenchantment - basses frequences
- andrew chalk - the cable house - faraway press (cd version)
- andrew chalk & daisuke suzuki - in faxfleet clouds uplifted autumn gave passage to kind nature - faraway press (cd)
- andrew chalk - ghost of nakhodka - siren records
- marsfield (andrew chalk) - three sunsets over marsfield (parts one and two) - faraway press (lp)
- andrew chalk (marsfield) - the towering sky - faraway press
- richard chartier - a field for mixing - room40
- richard chartier & asmus tietchens - fabrication 2 - auf abwegen
- joe colley - disasters of self - c.i.p.
- clare cooper/chris abrahams/christof kurzmann/tobias delius/clayton thomas/werner dafeldecker/tony buck -
hammeriver - mikroton recordings
- françois couturier - un jour si blanc - ecm
- the cure - disintegration (deluxe edition) universal

- yannick dauby - overflows - sonoris
- deerhunter - halcyon digest - 4ad
- taylor deupree - snow (dusk, dawn) - 12k
- taylor deupree - shoals - 12k (cd + 7")
- dreams of tall buildings feat arve henriksen - drowning the heart sounds - museum

- max eastley - installation recordings - paradigm discs
- eleh - location momentum - touch
- eleh - repose - important
- lawrence english + minamo - a path less traveled - room40
- lawrence english - incongruous harmonies - touch (7")

- roberto fabbriciani / robin hayward - nella basilica - another timbre
- morton feldman - music for piano and strings by morton feldman: for john cage & piano and string quartet (the smith quartet with john tilbury) - matchless
- fennesz / daniell / buck - knoxville - thrill jockey
- food - quiet inlet - ecm
- ben frost - by the throat - bedroom community (lp version)
- the fun years - god was like, no - barge recordings

- jan garbarek / the halliard ensemble -
officium ovum - ecm

- tim hecker - apondalifa - room40
- catherine christer hennix - the electric harpsichord - die schachtel
- koen holtkamp - gravity/bees - thrill jockey
- m. holterbach & julia eckhardt - do-undo (in g maze) - helen scarsdale agency

- rafael anton irisarri - the north bend - room40

- philip jeck -
an ark for the listener - touch
- rolf julius - music for the ears: small music no. 1 - western vinyl

- thomas köner - nunatak/teimo/permafrost - type (lp reissues)
- lethe - catastrophe point #7 & #8 - invisible birds
- kiyoharu kuwayama & masayoshi urabe - from the abolition port - songs from under the floorboards

- francisco lópez - machines - elevator bath
- lovesliescrushing - crwth (chorus redux) - line

- machinefabriek - daas - cold spring
- aaron martin - worried about the fire - experimedia
- christopher mcfall - the body as i left it - sourdine
- olivier messiaen - visions de l'amen (sarah rothenberg & marilyn nonken) - bridge
- stephan micus - bold as light - ecm
- jon mueller - the whole - type

- toshimaru nakamura - egrets - samadhisound
- joanna newsom -
have one on me - drag city
- phill niblock - sound delta - touch
- bj nilsen - the invisible city - touch
- bj nilsen & stillupsteypa - space finale - editions mego (lp)

- organum -
sorow - siren records
- ben owen - frying pan light ship, hudson river, new york, ny - winds measure recordings

- charlemagne palestine -
strumming music: for piano, harpsichord and string ensemble - sub rosa
- arvo pärt - symphony no. 4 - ecm
- benoît pioulard - lasted - kranky
- piiptsjilling - wurdskrieme - experimedia

- akira rabelais - caduceus - samadhisound
- marc ribot - silent movies - pi recordings
- max richter - infra - fat cat
- steve roden - une pierre, des arcs et des oreilles
- rv paintings - samoa highway - helen scarsdale agency (lp)

- conrad schnitzler - zug - m=minimal
- simon scott - nivalis - secret furry hole
- simon scott - traba - immune (lp)
- seaworthy + matt rösner - two lakes - 12k
- trygve seim / andreas utnem - purcor - ecm
- colin andrew sheffield - slowly - mystery sea
- matt shoemaker - isolated agent / stranding behavior - elevator bath (lp)
- matt shoemaker - soundtrack for dislocation - elevator bath
- richard skelton (clouwbeck) - from which the river rises - sustain-release
- solo andata - ritual - desire path recordings
- kim doo soo - evening river - p.s.f. records
- steinbrüchel - a\b\d\d - binemusic
- supersilent - supersilent 10 - rune grammofon
- supersilent - supersilent 11 - rune grammofon (lp)
- swans - my father will guide me up a rope to the sky - young gods (lp + 2 cd)

- tape & bill wells - fugue - immune
- scott tuma -
dandelion - digitalis - 2010 (lp)

- various - shutter island (music from the motion picture) - rhino records
- violence and the sacred performing as viosac - dawning luminosity - vats

- chris watson - a journey south - touch
- stian westerhus -
pitch black star spangled - rune grammofon (lp)
- simon whetham - beneath the swinging bridge - mystery sea
- jana winderen - energy field - touch

- mark peter wright - inanimate life (a catalogue) - 3leaves

- yellow swans - going places - type
- yellow swans - being there - type
- neil young -
will to love/cortez the killer/dead man theme - reprise records (lp)
- richard youngs - beyond the valley of ultrahits - jagjaguwar lp reissue

- hans zimmer - inception (music from the motion picture) - reprise records/watertower music


(films from 2010
)

dvds

- chantal akerman - eclipse series 19: chantal akerman in the seventies - criterion
- michelangelo antonioni - red desert - criterion
- stan brakhage - by brakhage: an anthology, volume two - criterion
- john ford - stagecoach - criterion
- michael haneke - the white ribbon - sony
- julian jarrold, james marsh, anand tucker - the red riding trilogy - ifc
- sidney lumet - the fugitive kind - criterion
- terrence malick - the thin red line - criterion
- leo mccarey - make way for tomorrow - criterion
- steve mcqueen - hunger - criterion
- martin provost - séraphine - music box films
- nicholas ray - bigger than life - criterion
- carol reed - night train to munich - criterion
- götz spielmann - revanche - criterion
- jan troell - everlasting moments - criterion
- wim wenders - paris, texas - criterion
- william wyler/richard boleslawski - hell's heroes / three godfathers - mgm

(a couple more criterions i have to check out still)

films

- cohen brothers - true grit
- tarrl lightowler - i flood myself with light
- christopher nolan - inception
- martin scorsese - shutter island
- michael winterbottom - the killer inside me

books

- joseph beuys - parallel processes - schirmer/mosel
- oliver byrne - the first six books of the elements of euclid with coloured diagrams and symbols - 1847 - taschen
- susan derges - elemental - steidl
- bob dylan - bob dylan in america (sean wilentz) - doubleday
- antonio lópez garcía - antonio lópez garcía: drawings - dap (entry title comes from random sentences found within)
- richard cook & brian morton - the penguin jazz guide: the history of the music in the 1001 best albums - penguin press
- lars müller - windfall light: the visual language of ecm - lars müller publishers
- bram stoker - dracula - everyman's library
- david toop - sinister resonance: the mediumship of the listener - continuum
- robert walser - microscripts - new directions/christine burgin
- h.g. wells - the time machine, the invisible man, the war of the worlds - everyman's library

(will probably add some more stuff in the next week or two)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

more light, and more darkness (program notes)



notes from the recent screening in los angeles,
thanks to those who came and sent kind words.
dvd out next year on invisible birds *

light in the darkness, or darkness moves
recent work by tarrl lightowler and matthew swiezynski
(and the ingenting kollektiva)

matthew swiezynski - i can feel the sea falling over my head - 2008-2010
filmed on christmas in 2008, this video documents some beautiful harmonium playing by d granahan accompanied by the sounds of a warm fireplace. the work starts out as a somewhat straightforward documentation, and then moves towards the end into abstraction, not dissimilar to alvin lucier's i am sitting in a room, though more akin to the transcendent qualities of indian classical music.
matthew swiezynski - it is something invisible - 2008-2010
the work for this video started by using a camera to collect images of trees using a method inspired by the films of michael snow and stan brakhage. this method involves spinning the camera around in the woods for as long as the body can tolerate (60-90 seconds), and then using a computer to layer and extend the raw footage. one way to think about the film is of a camera gathering small fragments of time from a forest that exists in larger periods of time (the life of the forest), and stretching these moments into something more appropriate to what the trees would see rather than someone passing through.
tarrl lightowler - as yet untitled - 2010
mr. lightowler has been making films of light on water for some 15 or more years. these 3 excerpts are from a longer planned work that involves an extremely refined way of thinking about and photographing the way light, movement and time leave an impression on water. this new work is accompanied by recordings made by the ingenting kollectiva on christmas 2009, edited by mr. lightowler.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

light in the darkness, or, darkness moves (la ville des anges)

recent films by tarrl lightowler and matthew swiezynski
premiering in los angeles on december 16th 2010, in echo park *.

matthew swiezynski - i can feel the sea falling over my head - 2009-2010
tarrl lightowler - as yet untitled - 2010
matthew swiezynski - it is something invisible - 2009-2010

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"tarrl lightowler and matthew swiezynski are two filmmakers who make attempts at photographing "ingenting", or, what is not visible to the naked eye (nothingness).

with the use of many ingenting devises, they have chanced upon a few moments of visual phenomena, otherworldliness, minimalism and abstractions, in the tradition of the romantics and their observations of Natur.

these devises generally involve some sort of alembic apparatus; something to distill and abstract images and sound, and can include movement, time, layering, beauty, grain, ephemera, etc.

in addition, to find work that is in a tradition that would include: agnes martin, robert walser, mark rothko, morton feldman, melville, victor hugo, henri michaux, michael snow & ernie gehr, j. s. bach, philippe jaccottet, ingmar bergman & gunnar fischer and sven nykvist, bela tarr, eliane radigue, robert musil, marcel duchamp, robert bresson, john ford, thomas köner, terrence malik, andrei tarkovsky, h.p. lovecraft, powell & pressburger to name a few.

and in general: jazz, abstract expressionism, 20th century classical music, french, russian and german poetry & literature, renaissance, netherlandish and dutch painting, early music, birdsong, distant melodies, and drone music."

words by arthur de eriomém

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

it was moving very slowly

new colin andrew sheffield album
available on mystery sea *
(contact*)

"it was just a faintly glinting speck of orange light that crept
erratically along the margin of the stream. it was moving very
slowly, for the tide was nearly at slack water."

- john metcalfe - tide-borne - 1925

Thursday, November 25, 2010

johannes d'église

sound excerpt from my new film (the tree film)
playing in the city of angels (echo park) on december 16th.
masterful guitar playing by my comrade johannes d'église
(inspired by the old blind man in seven samurai)

tree film excerpt 1

tree film excerpt

Sunday, November 21, 2010

gentle rain







- amm - ammmusic 1966 - elektra/rer megacorp - 1967/1989

- arcana (derek bailey, tony williams, bill laswell) - the last wave - diw records - 1996

- anthony braxton - mosaic set

- john cage / terry jennings / john tilbury / sebastian lexer - lost daylight - another timbre - 2010
- john cage - violin & piano (andreas seidel, steffen schleiermacher) - mdg - 2010
and many more *

- tony conrad - soundtrack to flicker - 1965

- deerhunter - halcyon digest - 4ad - 2010

- dreams of tall buildings feat arve henriksen - drowning the heart sounds - museum - 2010

- morton feldman - trio - mode records - 2009
- morton feldman - music for piano and strings by morton feldman: for john cage & piano and string quartet (the smith quartet with john tilbury) - matchless - 2010

- bill fontana - landscape sculpture with fog horns - kqed-fm - 1982

- fred frith - to sail, to sail - tzadik - 2008

- bernard herrmann - taxi driver ost - 1976

- paul horn - inside the taj mahal (inside) - epic - 1968
- paul horn - inside the great pyramid - kuckuck - 1976

- the master musicians of jajouka - brian jones presents the pipes of pan at joujouka - rolling stones records - 1971/1995

- pat metheny & lyle mays - as falls wichita, so falls wichita falls - ecm - 1981

- paul motian - jack of clubs - soul note - 1985
- paul motian - misterioso - soul note - 1987
- paul motian - monk in motian - jmt productions - 1988
- paul motian - one time out - soul note - 1989
- paul motian - bill evans - jmt productions - 1990
- paul motian - trioism - jmt productions - 1994
- paul motian - sound of love - winter & winter - 1997

- phill niblock - sound delta - touch radio - 2010

- pauline oliveros - the well and the gentle - hat art - 1985
- pauline oliveros, stuart demster, panaiotis, thomasa eckert, william o. smith - the ready made boomerang - new albion - 1991

- charlemagne palestine - strumming music: for piano, harpsichord and string ensemble - sub rosa - 2010

- roger s. payne - songs of the humpback whale - capitol records - 1970
- roger s. payne - deep voices: the second whale record - capitol records - 1977

- krzysztof penderecki - the manuscript found in saragossa ost - obuh records 1965/2009
- krzysztof penderecki - a portrait - candide - 1972
- krzysztof penderecki - penderecki conducts penderecki volume 1 - angel - 1973
- krzysztof penderecki - penderecki conducts penderecki volume 2 - angel - 1973
- the exorcist ost (penderecki, webern, george crumb, etc) - warner brothers - 1974
- krzysztof penderecki - matrix 5 - emi - 1994
- krzysztof penderecki - matrix 17: emanations / partita / cello concerto / symphony 1 - emi - 1995
- krzysztof penderecki - complete cello concertos (arto noras, sinfonia varsovia) - elatus - 2003

- jaco pastorius / pat metheny / paul bley / bruce ditmas - jaco - diw records - 1974
- jaco pastorius , albert mangelsdorff, alphonse mouzon - trilogue - live at the berlin jazz days - mps records - 1977

- jean-claude roché - oiseaux du vénézuéla (including some potoos) - edwards records - 1973

- keith rowe & john tilbury - duos for doris - erstwhile records - 2003

- sacred flute music of new guinea - quartz records - 1977

- porter wagoner - the rubber room - omni - 2006

- the walker brothers - take it easy with the walker brothers - philips - 1965
- the walker brothers - portrait - philips - 1966

- jozef van wissem - live wnyc - 2010

japan/monks
- the koto music of japan - nonesuch - 1965
- riley kelly lee & ralph samuelson - japanese traditional music for two shakuhachi - lyrichord - 1983
- kōhachiro miyata - japan: shakuhachi - the japanese flute - nonesuch - 1977/1991
- watazumi doso roshi (watazumido-shuso) - the mysterious sounds of the japanese bamboo flute - everest
- soloists of the ensemble nipponia - japan: traditional vocal & instrumental music - shakuhachi, biwa, koto, shamisen - nonesuch - 1976
- somei satoh - sun/moon - new albion - 1994
- gorō yamaguchi & peter k. siegel - shakuhachi music: a bell ringing in the empty sky - nonesuch - 1969/2007
- buddhist monks of maitri vihar - tibetan mantras and chants - sounds of the world - 1997/1999
- the gyuto monks - the perfect jewel: sacred chants of tibet - rykodisc - 2002
- japon, shômyô, chant liturgique buddhique, secte tendaï - ocora - 1979
- david lewiston - tibetan buddhism: tantras of gyütö: mahakala - nonesuch - 1973
- david lewiston - tibetan buddhism: tantras of gyütö: sangwa düpa - nonesuch - 1975
- david lewiston - tibetan buddhism: the ritual orechestra and chants - nonesuch - 1976/1995
- kôbôdaïshi mieku - japon 7 - shômyô: chant liturgique bouddhique, secte shingon - ocora - 1996
- monks of the dip tse chok ling monastery, dharamsala - sacred ceremonies: ritual music of tibetan buddhism - fortuna records - 1992
- tibetan monks of drepung loseling monastery - tibetan sacred temple music - allegro - 1990



more up-to-date info here *

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

kosmische musik


thinking about various kosmische musik recordings while listening to the wonderful new matt shoemaker album soundtrack for dislocation (elevator bath - 2010) *

- agitation free - malesch - vertigo - 1972

- amon düül II - phallus dei - liberty - 1969
- amon düül II - yeti - liberty - 1970

- ash ra tempel - ash ra tempel - ohr - 1971
- ash ra tempel - schwingungen - ohr - 1972
- ash ra tempel - seven up - ohr die kosmische kuriere - 1973
- ash ra tempel w/ klaus schulze - join inn - ohr - 1973
- ash ra tempel - starring rosi - ohr - 1973
- ash ra tempel (manuel göttsching) - inventions for electric guitar - ohr - 1974
- ash ra tempel - salle wagrem, paris, december 6, 1974

- can - delay...1968 - spoon records - 1968/1981
- can - monster movie - liberty records - 1969
- can - soundtracks - liberty records - 1970
- can - tago mago - united artists - 1971
- can - ogam ogat - 1971 (recorded in 1971 at inner space studios during the tago mago sessions)
- can - ege bamyasi - united artists - 1972
- can - future days - united artists - 1973
- can - paris 1973 - 1973
- can - the peel sessions 73-76 - strange fruit - 1995

- cluster - cluster - philips - 1971
- cluster - cluster ii - brain - 1972
- cluster - zuckerzeit - brain - 1974
- cluster - sowiesoso - sky records - 1976
- cluster & eno - cluster & eno - sky records - 1977
- eno moebius roedelius - after the heat - sky records - 1978

- the cosmic jokers - the cosmic jokers - kosmische musik - 1974

- holger czukay - canaxis - privately released - 1969/ revisited records - 2006

- deutscher wertarbeit - deutscher wertarbeit - sky records - 1981

- dzyan - electric silence - bellaphon records - 1974

- edgar froese - aqua - brain - 1974
- edgar froese - epsilon in malaysian pale - virgin - 1975

- tony conrad with faust - outside the dream syndicate - caroline - 1973/table of the elements - 1993
- faust - faust iv - virgin - 1973

- harmonia - musik von harmonia - brain - 1974
- harmonia - deluxe - brain - 1975
- harmonia 76 w/ brian eno - tracks and traces reissue - rykodisc/gronland - 1976/2009

- kluster (conrad schnitzler , dieter moebius , hans-joachim roedelius) - zwei-osterei - schwann - 1971
- kluster - klopfzeichen - schwann - 1971

- kraftwerk - kraftwerk 1 - philips - 1970
- kraftwerk - live on radio bremen - 1971
- kraftwerk - kraftwerk 2 - philips - 1972
- kraftwerk - ralf und florian - philips - 1973
- kraftwerk - autobahn - philips - 1974
- kraftwerk - forum leverkusen germany 04, 22 1974
- kraftwerk - radio-activity - kling klang/emi/capitol - 1975
- kraftwerk - trans-europe express - kling klang/emi/capitol - 1977
- kraftwerk - the man machine - kling klang/emi/capitol - 1978

- neu! - neu! - brain - 1972
- neu! - neu! 2 - brain - 1973
- neu! - neu! '75 - brain - 1975

- popol vuh - affenstunde - liberty - 1970
- popol vuh - in den gärten pharaos - pilz - 1972
- popol vuh - hosianna mantra - pilz - 1972
- popol vuh - seligpreisung - kosmische musik - 1973
- popol vuh - einsjäger & siebenjäger - kosmische musik - 1974
- popol vuh - das hohelied salomos - united artists - 1975
- popol vuh - aguirre - ohr - 1976
- popol vuh - letzte tage - letzte nächte - united artists - 1976
- popol vuh - herz aus glas - brain - 1977
- popol vuh - nosferatu: the vampyre - egg - 1978
- popol vuh - sei still, wisse ich bin - innovative communication - 1981
- popol vuh - fitzcarraldo - spv recordings - 1982/2005
- popol vuh - perlenklänge - the best of popol vuh - ohr - 1992

- sand - ultrasonic seraphim - united durtro - 1996

- conrad schnitzler - zug (re-release of the self released red cassette from 1973)
- conrad schnitzler - rot - schnitzler private pressing - 1973
- conrad schnitzler - blau - schnitzler private pressing - 1974
- conrad schnitzler - 12 stucke aus dem jahr (gelb) - edition block - 1974/1981
(reissue of the private tape release the black cassette from 1974)
- conrad schnitzler - con - paragon records - 1978
- conrad schnitzler & gregor schnitzler- conrad & sohn - schnitzler private pressing - 1981
- conrad schnitzler & michael otto - micon in italia - adn - 1986

- klaus schulze - irrlicht - ohr - 1972
- klaus schulze - cyborg - ohr - 1973

- tangerine dream - essen grugahalle, germany 29th september 1968
- tangerine dream - electronic meditation (w/ edgar froese, klaus schulze, conrad schnitzler) - ohr - 1970
- tangerine dream - frankfurt goethe university 19 june 1971
- tangerine dream - ossiach world music festival, austria 25th june 1971
- tangerine dream - alpha centauri - ohr - 1971
- tangerine dream - live cologne germany 1972
- tangerine dream - zeit - ohr - 1972
- tangerine dream - klangwald cologne wdr sendesaal germany 25th november 1972
- tangerine dream - atem - ohr - 1973
- tangerine dream - phaedra - virgin records - 1974
- tangerine dream - sheffield city hall, england 29th october 1974
- tangerine dream - reims cathedrale, france 13th december, 1974
- tangerine dream - rubycon - virgin records - 1975

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- matt shoemaker - groundless - trente oiseaux - 2000
- matt shoemaker - warung elusion - trente oiseaux - 2001
- matt shoemaker - forking path navigator - oblast - 2005
- matt shoemaker - spots in the sun - helen scarsdale agency - 2007
- matt shoemaker - mutable depths - ferns recordings - 2008
- matt shoemaker & dave knott (omake & johnson) - headiferous unctabulum - human faculties - 2008
- matt shoemaker - erosion of the analogous eye - helen scarsdale agency - 2009
- matt shoemaker - the sunken plethora consumes all - mystery sea - 2009
- matt shoemaker - wayward set - human faculties - 2009
- matt shoemaker - tropical amnesia one - ferns recordings - 2010
- matt shoemaker - isolated agent / stranding behavior - elevator bath - 2010
- omake & johnson - every room has a grotto - human faculties - 2010
- matt shoemaker - soundtrack for dislocation - elevator bath - 2010

books
- krautrock: cosmic rock and its legacy - black dog publishing - 2009

thanks to colin, matt and ingenting kollektiva for help with the list

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ephemerol - it induces telekinetic and telepathic abilities



david cronenberg - scanners - 1981

classic drone series - david cronenberg's scanners
music by howard shore
sound - don cohen
sound editing supervisor - peter burgess

scanners by d. c.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

invisible birds - lenz, as from a distance / distant (forthcoming)



stan brakhage - unconscious london strata - 1982

strata refers to deeper and deeper layers of consciousness, those far removed from ordinary language and daily life. the images combine musically, while shape and light are often inseparable; streaming light becomes an ever-changing form. (fred camper)

currently on sabbatical from the art of memory to record an lp with arthur de eriomém in his beautiful library casa di memoria
this album is dedicated to 2 of mr. de eriomém's most beloved artists:
krzysztof penderecki & georg büchner
and to the idea of lontano (as from a distance / distant) *

here is a rough version of the first track, please send email to reserve copy or general questions *

matthew swiezynski - intro to lenz lp by invisible birds

(* please also refer to recorded versions by györgy ligeti, tomasz stańko and jan garbarek/bobo stenson/terje rypdal/arild andersen/jon christensen)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ecm - various albums (1300 to 1499) the silences can serve to assist the afflicted ear by supplying temporary respite

- dino saluzzi - once upon a time - far away in the south (ecm 1309) - 1986
w/ saluzzi (bandoneon), charlie haden (bass), pierre favre (percussion), palle mikkelborg (trumpet, flugelhorn)
photography - werner hannappel / design - barbara wojirsch


- miroslav vitous - emergence (ecm 1312) - 1986
photography - werner hannappel / design - barbara wojirsch


- kim kashkashian / robert levin - elegies (ecm 1316) - 1986
artwork - eduard micus / design - barbara wojirsch


- paul bley - fragments (ecm 1320) - 1986
w/ bley (piano), bill frisell (guitar), john surman (soprano & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), paul motian (drums)
artwork - burkhart wojirsch / design - barbara wojirsch


- gavin bryars - three viennese dancers (ecm 1323) - 1986
design - barbara wojirsch

- jan garbarek - all those born with wings (ecm 1324) - 1987
photography - steiner berger / design - barbara wojirsch

- arvo pärt - arbos (ecm 1325) - 1987
w/ thomas demenga (cello), the hilliard ensemble, christopher bowers-broadbent (organ), vladimir mendelssohn (viola), gidon kremer (violin)
design - barbara wojirsch

- jon hassell - power spot (ecm 1327) - 1986
w/ hassell (trumpet), michael brook (guitar & treatments), jean-philippe rykiel (electronic keyboards: facsimile bass, percussion, strings, etc.), j.a. deane (percussion, flute)
artwork - traditional navajo sandpainting / design - dieter rehm

- gidon kremer / edition lockenhaus, vol. 3 - franz schubert: sonate b-dur d 960 (ecm 1328) - 1986
(need to get)
design - barbara wojirsch

- paul hindemith - sonatas for viola and piano and viola alone (ecm 1330-32) - 1988
w/ kim kashkashian (viola), robert levin (piano)
design - barbara wojirsch


- edward vesala - lumi (ecm 1339) - 1987
w/ vesala (drums), häkä (bass), taito vainio (accordian), raoul björkenheim (guitar), iro haarla (piano, harp), pentti lahti (alto, baritone sax, flute), jorma tapio (alto, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute), tapani rinne (tenor, soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet, kari heinilä (tenor, soprano, flute), tom bildo (trombone, tuba), esko heikkinen (trumpet, piccolo)
photography - morten haug / design - dieter rehm

- thomas demenga - johann sebastian bach / heinz holliger (ecm 1340) - 1987
(need to get)
design - dieter bonhorst

- thomas tallis - the lamentations of jeremiah (the hilliard ensemble) (ecm 1341) - 1987
photography - werner hannappel / design - barbara wojirsch

- enrico rava / dino saluzzi quintet - volver (ecm 1343) - 1988
(need to get)
w/ rava (trumpet) & saluzzi (bandoneon), harry pepl (guitar), furio de castri (bass), bruce ditmas (drums)
photography - werner hannappel / design - dieter bonhorst

- gidon kremer - edition lockenhaus, vol. 4&5 (ecm 1347/48) - 1988
(need to get)
design - barbara wojirsch

- steve tibbetts - yr (ecm 1355) - 1988 (recorded 1980)
w/ tibbetts (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, resonator guitar [dobro], sitar, kalimba, percussion), bob hughes (bass), tim weinhold (bongos, vase percussion, bells)
photography & design - dieter rehm

- harry pepl / herbert joos / jon christensen - cracked mirrors (ecm 1356) - 1988
w/ christensen (drums), joos (flugelhorn), pepl (guitar, midi controller [roland midi guitar system], piano)
photography & design - norbert klinge

- stephan micus - twilight fields (ecm 1358) - 1988
w/ micus (hammered dulcimer, bavarian zither, shakuhachi, flowerpots, ney)
photography - guido mangold / design - dieter rehm


- paul bley - the paul bley quartet (ecm 1365) - 1988
w/ bley (piano), paul motian (drums), bill frisell (guitar), john surman (soprano, bass clarinet)
photography - victor robledo / design - dieter rehm

- john surman - private city (ecm 1366) - 1988
(some nice moments)
w/ surman (bass clarinet, recorders, soprano and baritone saxophones & synthesizer)
artwork - ingema reuter / design - dieter rehm

- paul hillier - proensa (ecm 1368) - 1989
w/ hillier (voice), stephen stubbs (lute, psaltery), andrew lawrence-king (harp, psaltery), erin headley (vielle)
photography - werner hannappel / design - barbara wojirsch

- arvo pärt - passio (ecm 1370) - 1988
w/ the hilliard ensemble
design - barbara wojirsch

- dave holland trio - triplicate (ecm 1373) - 1988
w/ holland (bass), jack dejohnette (drums), steve coleman (alto sax)
design - barbara wojirsch

- dino saluzzi - andina (ecm 1375) - 1988
w/ saluzzi (bandoneon, flute)
photography - manufaktur lichtblick / design - barbara wojirsch


- werner bärtschi - mozart / scelsi / pärt / bärtschi / busoni (ecm 1377) - 1992
photography - caroline forbes / design - barbara wojirsch


- heinz reber - mnaomai, mnomai (ecm 1378) - 1991
w/ thomas demenga (cello, viola), terje rypdal (guitar), jon christensen (drums), tschin zhang & ellen horn (vocals)
photography & design - dieter rehm

- jan garbarek - legend of the seven dreams (ecm 1381) - 1988
(a few tracks)
w/ garbarek (sax), eberhard weber (bass), rainer brüninghaus (keyboards), naná vasconcelos (percussion)
photography - christian vogt / design - barbara wojirsch


- stephan micus - the music of stones (ecm 1384) - 1989
w/ micus (resonating stone, shakuhachi, 3 stone chimes, tin whistle, voice), elmar daucher & günther federer & nobuko micus (stones)
photography - jean gallus / design - dieter rehm

- perotin - pertotin: the hilliard ensemble (ecm 1385) - 1989
design - barbara wojirsch


- paul giger - chartres (ecm 1386) - 1989
w/ giger (violin - recorded at summer solstice 1988 inside the crypt and upper church of the cathedral of chartres, france)
artwork & design - andrew ward

- terje rypdal - undisonus for violin and orchestra / ineo for choir and chamber orchestra (ecm 1389) - 1990
w/ terje tønnesen (violin)
photography - juozas kazlauskas / design - dieter rehm

- thomas demenga - johann sebastian bach / elliott carter (ecm 1391) - 1990
photography - klaus gaffron / design - dieter rehm

- mikhail alperin / arkady shilkloper - wave of sorrow (ecm 1396) - 1990
w/ alperin (piano, melodica, vocals), shilkloper (french horn, jagdhorn, flügelhorn, vocals)
photography - roberto masotti / design - dieter rehm


- sidsel endresen - so i write (ecm 1408) - 1990
w/ endresen (vocals), nils petter molvær (trumpet, fluegelhorn, percussion), django bates (piano), jon christensen (drums)
photography - caroline forbes / design - sascha kleis

- berlin contemporary jazz orchestra (ecm 1409) - 1990
(need to get)
w/ alexander von schlippenbach, kenny wheeler, misha mengelberg, willem breuker and others
design - jost gebers

- john abercrombie - animato (ecm 1411) - 1990
w/ abercrombie (guitar, guitar synthesizer), judd miller & vince mendoza (synthesizer), jon christensen (drums, percussion)
photography & design - dieter rehm

- walter fähndrich - viola (ecm 1412) - 1991
(need to get)
design - barbara wojirsch

- edward vesala - ode to the death of jazz (ecm 1413) - 1990
w/ vesala (drums), jorma tapio (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute), pepa paivinen (soprano, tenor & baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet), jouni kannisto (tenor saxophone, flute), matti riikonen (trumpet), tim ferchen (marimba, tubular bells), taito vainio (accordion), iro haarta (piano, harp, keyboards), jimi sumen (guitar), uffe krokfors (bass).
photography & design - sascha kleis

- kenny wheeler - music for large & small ensembles (ecm 1415/16) - 1990
w/ whheler (trumpet, flugelhorn), evan parker (soprano & tenor saxophone), paul rutherford (trombone), john abercrombie (guitar), dave holland (bass), peter erskine (drums) and others
design - barbara wojirsch

- kenny wheeler quintet - the widow in the window (ecm 1417) - 1990
(need to get)
w/ wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn), john taylor (piano), john abercrombie (guitar), dave holland (acoustic bass), peter erskine (drums)
photography & design - sascha kleis


- john surman - road to saint ives (ecm 1418) - 1990
w/ surman (bass clarinet, soprano & baritone saxophones, keyboards, percussion)
artwork - ingema reuter / design - dieter rehm

- gesualdo - tenebrae (ecm 1422/23) - 1991
w/ the hilliard ensemble
photography - petra nettelbeck / design - barbara wojirsch



- gavin bryars - after the requiem (ecm 1424) - 1991
w/ bryars (b), bill frisell (g), alexander balanescu (viola), kate musker (viola), tony hinnegan (cello), roger heaton (bass clarinet), dave smith (tenor horn, piano), martin allen (percussion), simon limbrick (percussion), evan parker (soprano), stan sulzmann (sporano), ray warleigh (alto), julian arguelles (baritone), roger heaton (clarinet)
photography - jim bengston / design - dieter rehm


- stephan micus - darkness and light (ecm 1427) - 1990
photography - mirjam daum / design - dieter rehm

- eleni karaindrou - music for films (ecm 1429) - 1991
photography - giorgos arvanitis / design - barbara wojirsch

- arvo pärt - miserere (ecm 1430) - 1991
w/ the hilliard ensemble, orchester der beethovenhalle bonn
artwork - renate fuhrmann / design - barbara wojirsch

- anouar brahem - barzakh (ecm 1432) - 1991
w/ brahem (oud), lassad hosni (percussion), bechir selmi (violin)
artwork - mohammed abd al kader / design - barbara wojirsch

- jimmy giuffre - jimmy giuffre 3, 1961 (ecm 1438/39) - 1992
w/ giuffre (clarinet), paul bley (piano), steve swallow (double bass)
photography - herb snitzer / design - barbara wojirsch

- miroslav vitous / jan garbarek / peter erskine - star (ecm 1444) - 1991
w/ vitous (double bass), erskine (drums), garbarek (soprano & tenor saxophone)
design - barbara wojirsch

- don cherry / lennart aberg / bobo stenson - dona nostra (ecm 1448) - 1994
(need to get)
design - barbara wojirsch

- barre phillips - aquarian rain (ecm 1451) - 1992
w/ phillips (double bass), alain joule (percussion)
photography - françois läi / design - barbara wojirsch


- anouar brahem - conte de l'incroyable amour (ecm 1457) - 1992
w/ brahem (oud), barbaros erköse (clarinet), kudsi erguner (nai), lassad hosni (bendir, darbouka)
design - barbara wojirsch

- louis sclavis - rouge (ecm 1458) - 1992
(need to get)
w/ sclavis (clarinets, soprano saxophone), bruno chevillon (bass), christian ville (drums), françois raulin (piano, synthesizer), dominique pifarelli (violin)
photography - guy le querrec / design - barbara wojirsch

- edward vesala / sound & fury - invisible storm (ecm 1461) - 1992
(need to get)
photography & design - sascha kleis

- ralph towner - open letter (1462) - 1992
(need to get)
w/ towner (synthesizer, classical & 12-string guitars), peter erskine (drums)
photography - gabor attalai / design - dieter rehm

- john surman / paul bley / gary peacock / tony oxley -- adventure playground (ecm 1463) - 1992
photography - jørn sundby / design - sascha kleis

- david darling - cello (ecm 1464) - 1992
design - barbara wojirsch

- giya kancheli: vom winde beweint / alfred schnittke: konzert für viola und orchestra (ecm 1471) - 1992
w/ kim kashkashian (viola)
photography - jan jedlička / design - barbara wojirsch

- terje rypdal - q.e.d. (ecm 1474) - 1993
design - barbara wojirsch

- miroslav vitous / jan garbarek - atmos (ecm 1475) - 1993
design - barbara wojirsch

- walter frye - walter frye the hilliard ensemble (ecm 1476) - 1993
(need to get)
design - barbara wojirsch

- michael mantler - folly seeing this all (ecm 1485) - 1993
(need to get)
design - dieter rehm

- stephan micus - the evening child (ecm 1486) - 1992
photography - jean gallus / design - dieter rehm


- paul giger - schattenwelt (ecm 1487) - 1993
(need to get)
design - andrew ward


- paul bley / gary peacock / tony oxley / john surman - in the evenings out there (ecm 1488) - 1993
photography - christoph egger / design - barbara wojirsch


- gary peacock / ralph towner - oracle (ecm 1490) - 1994
photography - jim bengston / design dieter rehm

- olivier messiaen - méditations sur le mystère de la saint trinité (christopher bowers-broadbent) (ecm 1494) - 1995
design - barbara wojirsch


second part following the first *


title found in hermann conen's liner notes to arvo pärt's miserere