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CORNER, PHILIP - Through the two more than mysterious Barricades

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Roaratorio roar 36
Release Year: 2014
Note: two sessions recorded on piano, one from 1992 in collaboration with dancer PAULETTE SEARS (who sings and screams during the dance), one from 2004 which is heavy distorted through technical limitations.. lim./numbered ed. 318 copies using Kozo rice paper for the artwork, + two inlays
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" Les Barricades Mistrieuses, the harpsichord gem by French Baroque composer Franois Couperin, has been a long-running source of exploration for Fluxus musician Philip Corner, who for years has used it as a jumping-off point for piano improvisations. Through Two More-Than-Mysterious Barricades comprises two very different takes on the same piece. The first dates from 1992, in collaboration with dancer Paulette Sears (who provides the singings and screamings of the albums subtitle); it moves from a frenzy of abstraction to a more meditative take on Couperins composition, with diversions and tributaries along the way. The second, from 2004, is a rougher beast: recorded with wildly over-saturated levels, the tape machine itself becomes a participant in the performance, with its heavy distortion bringing out stormclouds of overtones from Corners piano. Through Two More-Than-Mysterious Barricades is released in an edition of 318 copies, with Corners calligraphy silkscreened on Kozo rice paper and mounted onto the jacket. Download coupon included." [label info]