Life Work: A Unity 2. The World (Graphic Innovations & Indeterminacy) 1960-75 #UMFRCD09 24 Mar 2014

Ensemble Hodos plays Philip Corner

The Download version of this album is available from subradar.no.

Pierre-Antoine Badaroux – Alto Saxophone, Artistic direction
Félicie Bazelaire – Cello
Sébastien Beliah – Double-bass, Artistic direction
Fidel Fourneyron – Trombone
Antonin Gerbal – Percussion
Hannes Lingens – Percussion
Roméo Monteiro – Percussion
Brice Pichard – Trumpet
Eve Risser – Piano
Joris Rühl – Clarinets

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1. Crash Actions (1963)
2. Punkt (1961)
3. Compare with « Exquisitely Sloppy OM » (1970s)
4. In Intimacy – pulsation (1963)

Recorded in Poitiers March 2013 by Etienne Graindorge. Mixed and mastered by Pierre-Antoine Badaroux & Sébastien Beliah.
Artwork by Raffalëlle Bloch

The project “Lifework: A Unity” is an overview of Philip Corner’s music, performed by Ensemble Hodos, and covering the five periods of Mr. Corner’s music over five CDs to be released successively in 2014.

This is the 2nd volume – and first to be released – of the recorded documentation of Philip Corner’s music by Ensemble Hodos. The disc covers the years 1960-75, when Corner, just back from Europe, took an extensive part in the New York Fluxus scene, and started to experiment with graphic notations, indeterminacy, performance pieces and happenings.

The pieces in this volume are all in their own way challenging the notions of traditional music theory : Crash Actions and its companion piece In Intimacy – Pulsation are both dealing in a great variety of ways with the concept of pulsation ; Punkt as the title implies is only points, isolated sounds ; whereas Compare with “Exquisitely Sloppy Om” is one the many developments of Corner’s explorations of one sound.

The disc comes with a booklet with extensive liner notes by Philip Corner and scores extracts.

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