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