Sunday, September 30, 2007

abstractions, monochromes and minimalism, part 3 (music & drone related)

erik satie

la monte young: the well-tune piano

performance space for luigi nono's prometeo, architect: renzo piano

the classical library of theartofmemory contributor arthur de eriomém.
a more up-to-date list here.

john luther adams
-in the white silence

béla bartók
-bartok plays bartok: bartok at the piano 1929-41
-44 duos for two violins
-complete string quartets (quatuor végh)

benjamin britten
-cello suites (steven isserlis, dedicated to mstislav rostropovich)

gavin bryars
-the sinking of the titanic/jesus' blood never failed me yet (lp version)
-three viennese dancers
-jesus' blood never failed me yet
-the sinking of the titanic
-vita nova
-farewell to philosophy

harold budd
-the pavilion of dreams
-avalon sutra / as long as i can hold my breath (with akira rabelais)
-music for 3 pianos

john cage
-the number pieces 1 (four3, one5, two6)
-the piano concertos (concerto for prepared piano, concert for piano, fourteen)
-the piano works 2 (sonatas & interludes for prepared paino)
-the piano works 3 (the season, cheap imitation, aslsp)
-the works for violin 4 (arditti string quartet)
-the works for violin 6, the string quartets 4 (44 harmonies from apartment house 1779, cheap imitation)
(hat art)
-imaginary landscapes
-two, five and seven
-ten, ryoanji, fourteen
-prelude for meditation
-sixty-eight, quartets I-VIII
-complete piano music vol. 1 (the prepared piano 1940-1952)
-complete piano music vol. 2 (music for piano 1-85, electronic music for piano)
-complete piano music vol. 8 (hommage a satie)
-john cage: two4
-john cage: works for piano, toy piano & prepared piano vol. III
-thirteen (ensemble 13)
-john cage: in the landscape (stephen drury piano)
-dream: stefan jussong plays john cage (accordion)
-john cage: late piano works (one, two2, one)
-etudes australes for paino (grete sultan)
-ear for ear (choral)
-litany for the whale
-harmonies (accordion & trombone)

tony conrad
-early minimalism: volume one, 1964-65
-joan of arc

alvin curran
-maritime rites

patrick & thomas demenga
-lux aeterna (includes works by alexander knaifel, thomas demenga, jean barrière, roland moser and barry guy)

stuart dempster
-in the great abbey of clement vi

marcel duchamp
-conversations (with alain jouffroy)

brian eno
-no pussyfooting (with robert fripp)
-evening star (with robert fripp)
-discreet music
-music for films
-music for airports
-the plateaux of mirror
-on land
-music for films, volume 2
-music for airports (bang on a can version)
-more music for films
-apollo: atmospheres & soundtracks
-77 million paintings
-the pearl (with harold budd)

morton feldman
-string quartet no. 2
-aki takahashi plays morton feldman
(hat art)
-patterns in a chromatic field
-for john cage
-piano (marianne schroeder)
-for christian wolff
-piano, violin, cello
-why patterns?, crippled summetry
-works for piano 2
-string quartet (II)
-for bunita marcus
-for philip guston
-for samuel beckett
-clarinet and string quartet
-piano and orchestra, flute and orchestra, oboe and orchestra, cello and orchestra
-for samuel beckett
-durations I-V, coptic light
(col legno)
-for bunito marcus
-piano and orchestra, palais de mari, piano
-triadic memories
-morton feldman: all piano (john tilbury)
-violin and string quartet (christina fong, rangzen quartet)
-piano, palais de mari (ronnie lynn patterson)
-triadic memories (aki takahashi)
-for john cage (yasushi toyoshima, aki takahashi)
-morton feldman: piano and string quartet (kronos quartet with aki takahashi)
-music of morton feldman (the viola in my life, fals relationships and the extended ending, why patterns?)
-crippled symmetry (the california ear unit)
-tufran frangments
-rothko chapel, why patterns?
-triadic memories by jean-luc fafchamps
-morton feldman (morton feldman plays)
-string quartet (the group for contemporary music)
-coptic light (mtt)
-something wild in the city (soundtrack, from cd something wild: music for film)
-madame press died last week at ninety
-works for two pianists

henryk mikołaj górecki
-symphony no. 3 'symphony of sorrowful songs'
-string quartet 1,2 (kronos quartet)

g.i. gurdjieff
-seekers of the truth/reading of a sacred book: the complete piano music of georges i. gurdjieff and thomas de hartmann vol. 1 & 2 (cecil lytle)
-harmonic development: the complete harmonium records
-gurdjieff, tsabropoulos: chants, hymns and dances (ecm)
-gurdjieff / de hartman: music for piano vol. 1 & 2 (wergo)
-gurdjieff / de hartman (herbert henck)

barry guy
-john dowland: in darkness let me dwell
(and numerous jazz discs not totally unrelated)

herbert henck
-improvisation IV in drei teilen fur klavier (1986)

david hykes & the harmonic choir
-harmonic meetings

charles ives
-charles ives: symphony no. 2 / the gong on the hook & ladder, or firemen's parade on main street / tone roads no. 1 / hymn: largo cantabile, for string orchestra / hallowe'en / central park in the dark / the unanswered question - leonard bernstein / new york philharmonic

jóhann jóhannsson
-abeceda with larsen
-ibm 1401, a user's manual
-the sun’s gone dim and the sky’s turned black
-virthulegu forsetar

giya kancheli
-abii ne viderem
-caris mere
-vom winde beweint (and tracks by schnittke)

alexander knaifel
-amicta sole
-make me drunk with your kisses

zoltan kodaly
-sonata for cello

-komitas performed by komitas (1912)
-hayren: music of komitas and tigran mansurian

gyorgy kurtag
-sings, games, messages
-jatekok (with marta kurtag)
-musik fur streichinstrumente
-potraitkonzert salzburg 10.8.1993 (col legno)

helmut lachenmann
-helmut lachenmann 1: reigen seliger geister, tanzsuite mit deutschlandlied (arditti string quartet)
-helmut lachenmann 3: solo pieces
-helmut lachenmann: pression, guero, gran torso, pression

richard lainhart
-10,000 shades of blue (works 1975-1989)
-staring at the moon

david lang
-the passing measures

gyorgy ligeti
-three pieces for two pianos (alfons and aloys kontarsky)
-chamber concerto (pierre boulez)

alvin lucier
-i am sitting in a room
-music on a long thin wire
-silver streetcar for the orchestra
-wind shadows

witold lutoslawski
-musique funèbre

olivier messiaen
-messiaen par lui-meme
-the complete organ works (gillian weir)
-meditations sur le mystere de la sainte trinite (christopher bowers-broadbent)
-complete organ works vol. 4: meditations sur le mystere de la sainte trinite (rudolf innig)
-olivier meditations sur le mystere de la sainte trinite: jon gillock (diptyque & les corps glorieux)
-oliver messiaen: the organ works (almut rossler)
-messiaen: illuminations of the beyond
-quartet for the end of time (daniel barenboim)
-quartet for the end of time (yvonne loriod)
-visions de l'amen pour deux pianos (yvonne loriod et oliver messiaen)
-visions de l'amen for two pianos (peter serkin and yuji takahashi)
-vingt regards sur l'enfant jesus (yvonne loriod)
-vingt regards sur l'enfant jesus (john ogdon)
-catalogue d'oiseaux, la fauvette des jardins (anatol ugorski)
-saint françois d'assise

conlon nancarrow
-studies for player piano (wergo)
-the music of conlon nancarrow volume two

phill niblock
-four full flutes
-music by phill niblock
-touch works, for hurdy gurdy and voice
-touch food
-guitar too, for four
-touch three

hermann nitsch
-das orgien mysterien theater musik der 80. aktion
-komposition fur orgel in 5 satzen
-harmoniumwerk volume 1,2,3,4,

luigi nono
-la lontananza nostalgica utopica futura, "hay que caminar" sonando (with gidon kremer)
-das atmende klarsein, con luigi dallapiccola, ...sofferte onde serene...,
-fragment-stille, an diotima, "hay que caminar" sonando
-guai ai gelidi mostri, omaggio a gyorgy kurtag
-for pierre, cerulean blue silence
-when they are dying, 2nd polish diary
-post-prae-ludium per donau

pauline oliveros/stuart dempster/panaiotis
-deep listening

charlemagne palestine
-four manifestations on six elements
-godbear (the lower depths, strumming music, timbral assualt)
-strumming music
-schlongo!!!daLUVdrone (solo pipe organ)
-holy 1 & holy 2/ alloy
-music for big ears
-charlemagne at sonnabend
-charlemagne palestine/ tony conrad; an aural symbiotic mystery
-espoir guerison (from 5cd set not alone)

arvo pärt
-de profundis
-tabula rasa (with gidon kremer and alfred schnittke)
-arvo pärt: arbos
-orient occident
-arvo pärt: passio
-arvo pärt: te deum
-pärt: tabula rasa; fratres; symphony no. 3 (with gil shaham)
-arvo pärt (vladimir spivakov, moscow virtuosi)
-arvo pärt: da pacem
-organ works of arvo pärt and the music of the 16th century and the sound of bells

krzysztof penderecki
-penderecki: anaklasis; threnody; etc. (krzysztof penderecki conducts)

zbigniew preisner
-trilogy: blue, white, red
-la double vie de veronique

eliane radigue
-trilogie de la mort
-adnos 1-3

ernst reijseger
-colla parte

max richter
-the blue notebooks
-songs from before
-the art of mirrors - 7hings
-brilliant noise sountrack

erik satie
-erik satie selected works ars nova ensemble orchestral works (maybe the most important of the whole post)
-satie: piano works (aldo ciccolini)
-after the rain...the soft sounds of erik satie (pascal rogé)
-satie: the early piano works (reinbert de leeuw)
-erik satie compositeur de musique (teodoro anzellotti: accordian)
-erik satie: piano music, vol. 1-5 (steffen schleiermacher)
-pieces pour piano (yuji takahashi)
-vexations (alan marks)

giacinto scelsi
-suites nr. 9 and nr. 10 for piano
-giacinto scelsi (triphon, three latin prayers, pranam II, antifona, in nomme lucis I, tre canti sacri, in nomine lucis V)
-elegia per ty, divertimento n. 3 pour violon, l'ame ailee l'ame ouverte, coelocanth, trio a cordes
-quattro illustrazioni, xnoybis, cinque incantesimi, cuo pour violon et violoncelle
-ouvre integrale pour choeur et orchestre symphonique
-ensemble 2e2m/dir. paul mefano
-suite n. 8"bot-ba" (tibet) suite n. 9 "ttai" (paix)
-giacinto scelsi: music for cello, trilogia, ko-tha
-music for wind instruments and percussion
-the complete works for clarinet
-chamber works for flute and piano
-yamaon, anahit, i presagi, tre pezzi, okanagon
-natura renovatur

alfred schnittke
-the complete string quartets (kronos quartet)
-konzert für viola und orchester
-paslms of repentance
-schnittke: choir concerto; voices of nature; minnesang
-requiem: concerto for mixed chorus

marianne schroeder

stefano scodanibbio
-voyage that never ends
-geografica amorosa

dimitri shostakovich
-the string quartets (fitzwilliam string quartet)

valentin silvestrov
-silent songs

mathias spahlinger
-three in one klang...

david sylvian
-approaching silence
-when loud weather buffeted naoshima
-flux & mutability (with czukay)
-plight and premonition (with czukay)

john tavener
-the protecting veil (steven isserlis)
-the hidden face/nipson/sanctus & benedictus
-svyati: steven isserlis plays the music of john tavener

james tenney
-bridge & flocking

frances-marie uitti
-uitti 2 bows

mihaly vig
-filmzenek-tarr bela

anton webern
-anton webern: complete works, opp. 1-31 (pierre boulez)
-webern: complete string trios and quartets (arditti string quartet)

henry wolff & nancy hennings
-tibetan bells

iannis xenakis
-chamber music 1955-1990 (arditti string quartet)

la monte young
-the black record ("31 VII 69 10:26-10:49 PM/23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11 am") (with marian zazeela)
-the well-tuned piano 81 X 25
-the melodic version of the second dream of the high-tension line stepdown transformer from the four dreams of china
-the tamburas of pandit pran nath (with marian zazeela)


-jacques tati: soundtrack cd
-early music (lachrymae antiquae) (kronos quartet with john cage, arvo pärt, alfred schnittke and others)
-zeit: zeitgenossische orgelmusik (organ music including morton feldman, giacinto scelsi)
-xenakis evryali/herma & messiaen quatre etudes de rythme
-misterioso (arvo pärt, valentin silvestrov, galina ustvolskaya)
-erik satie socrate/john cage cheap imitation (wergo with herbert henck)
-erik satie sports et divertissements/george antheil la femme 100 tetes
-dolorosa (shostakovich, vasks, schnittke)
-after mozart (with valentin silvestrov)
-the new york school (hat art)
-the bad boys (hat art)
-david tudor: the piano avant-garde 1956-1960 (hat art)
-u.s.a, nancarrow, carter, ives, yim, feldman, lucier, young, cage (arditti string quartet)
-glocken russisch-orthodoxer kirchen (russian church bells)
-maderna, beuger, von schweinitz, stiegler (edition wandelweiser records)
-beuger, cage (edition wandelweiser records)
-lucier, wolff, schlothauer, frey (edition wandelweiser records)
-cage, pisaro, frey, beuger (edition wandelweiser records)

(head librarian of the collection: the german scholar [scottish born] herr t. moore leeh)
((a few are burns, if some titles look abridged or funny))

musique pour d.g.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

joseph-nicéphore niepce (physicien et photographe français 1765-1833)

paysage architectural à saint-loup-de-varennes, vers 1826

the first photograph
(from a camera obscura, eight hour exposure)
the university of texas at austin

found looking through the amazing centre georges pompidou catalogue images et imaginaires d'architecture: dessin, peinture, photographie, arts graphiques, théâtre, cinéma en europe aux XIXe et XXe siècles, 1984

Monday, September 24, 2007

some soft moments from twin peaks, volume II (the white lodge, the black lodge)

(bleary, blurred, dim, distorted, faint, foggy, hazy, ill-defined, indefinite, indistinct, misty, muffled, murky, obscure, shadowy, unclear, unfocused, vague)

for more images, see full set

Saturday, September 22, 2007

eastern promises

david cronenberg: eastern promises, 2007

cinematography by peter suschitzky (a history of violence, spider, existenz, crash)

(my apologies to mr. cronenberg for not having included him in this artofmemory survey, he has always been one of my favourite filmmakers, and this new film is certainly one of his best, a truly beautiful, disturbing and complicated work. a teacher in school once remarked that a truly great film always makes the time after leaving the theater seem like a continuation of the film, that perception is heightened and even changed, but in a way specific to the vision of the director. an example for me has always been when i first saw a robert bresson film, the sounds i noticed on the rainy streets after the film, were sounds i had never heard before, and every footstep was like a note from j.s. bach's goldberg variations, complex and sublime. not only this, but the relationship of sound and image out in the street, was something right out of the film, and i remember nearly falling numerous times. this feeling was certainly felt in the extreme after leaving eastern promises late last night, and continued even into my walk this afternoon.)

Friday, September 21, 2007

this invisible art of memory

this invisible art of memory, 2007
new hd video by m swiezynski (magic hour number 1)
all titles from frances amelia yates' fine book
(soon to be distributed by joseph l'écureuil limité with offices in le havre france)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

illshapen or black or deranged, fugitive of all order, strangers in everyland

m swiezynski (regency san francisco)

with new music, from the collection of arthur de eriomém

-david sylvian: when loud weather buffeted naoshima, samadhisound 2007
with clive bell, christian fennesz, arve henriksen, akira rabelais, and david sylvian
-ov: noctilucent valleys, soft abuse 2007
with christine boepple & loren chasse
-guiseppe ielasi: august, 12k 2007
-m83: digital shades vol. 1, m83 2007
-lost in hildurness: mount a, tonar 2006
-david lynch: soundtrack for inland empire and mulholland drive
-supersilent: supersilent 8, rune grammofon 2007
-john hudak: highway, editionellipsis 2000
-andrew deutsch: loops over land, divine frequency records 2005
-eric cordier: osorezan selected field recording 1993 - 2006, herbal records 2007
-andrew chalk & daisuke suzuki: the days after, faraway press 2007
-christian wallumrod: the zoo is far, ecm 2007
with arve henriksen, gjermund larsen, tanja orning, giovanna pessi, per oddvar johansen
-eric la casa: fonderie.paccard, collectif & cie 2001
-sir richard bishop: polytheistic fragments, drag city 2007
-machinefabriek: piano.wav, 2007
-stefano pilia: the suncrows fall and tree, sedimental 2007

( i have been asked by the often enigmatic and elusive arthur de eriomém (financial supporter of theartofmemory) to organize and assess his music collection [abstract and minimal] and post my findings on this webpage. so the post following this one will be classical composers that have contributed to the history of drone and abstract music [from the collection] titled: abstractions, monochromes and minimalism, part 3 (music & drone related). hopefully a list of contemporary artists will follow, and ones like this [which are recent acquisitions]. mr. eriomém's one requirement of his theartofmemory page is that it be more "list oriented" and "a bit shy on the verbiage and jargon". because mr eriomém has chosen his profesion to be an antiquarian bookseller, we must remember that these lists will be small, and his history monetarily challenged. but mr. eriomém always remembers ludwig mies van der rohe's fine words "less is more".)

((title from cormac mccarthy's suttree, 1979))

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

seventies cinema, (there is abundent evidence)

the following 10 entries are some basic lists of american films from the seventies.

these lists are mostly films i enjoy watching, and films i have wanted to see, with a bit of an attempt to mention more obscure classics. it is not a complete list.
i plan on adding to this list as i see more (and i surely have forgotten some).

in addition, an attempt (though not thorough) has been made to list many of the cinematographers and character actors that made these films so

the conversation (d. francis ford coppola)

for a link of the 11 entries on seventies films, go here
for an essential cinema list, go here
and a condensed version of the essential cinema, go here

(* indicates personal favourites)

(((also, i am a bit loose with "american")))