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WISHART, TREVOR - Journey into Space

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Paradigm Discs PD18
Release Year: 2002
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00

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Wiederveröffentlichung einer obskuren do-LP von 1973, die in unbekannter Höhe erschien. Vor allen Dingen werden hier field-recordings und found sounds (Alltagsgegenstände, konkrete Materialien) verarbeitet, um eine sound-allegorische Reise des Menschen hin zur Selbst-Bewußtwerdung zu symbolisieren: Der Mensch wacht auf wie aus einem Traum und begibt sich auf eine Reise, an deren Ende eine weitere Geburt steht...(deshalb auch die drei Teile BIRTH DREAM, JOURNEY und ARRIVAL)..
aufgenommen im „Electronic Music Studio“ der
Universität von York zwischen Jan. 1970 un Dez. 1972. Sehr außergewöhnlich, detailreich und schön !!!

Re-release of an obscure do-LP from 1973, in which WISHART wants to symbolize the journey of man from a dream-like state into a higher sphere of self-realization (at the end there’s a new birth).

“ York University's music department houses one of the UK's first ever electronic music studios, and during the early seventies it was a hotbed of creative activity. Much of the released output from the studio at this time revolved around the work of the dynamic composer Trevor Wishart. Journey Into Space was his first release, composed between 1970 and 72, and was privately pressed (shortly before the formation of YES records), as two
separate LP's in 1973. (The CD cover amalgamates the 2 original designs). Along with other early private releases of experimental music in the UK (ie the LP of sound poems by Cobbing/Jandl, or the LP of musique concrète by Desmond Leslie), this record is also a total anomaly in the canon of British experimental music and has little to do with the current, or even subsequent work by Wishart.
The vast length of this piece has many different styles. There are acoustic sections, mostly of junk and toys (bike bells, squeeze horns, bottles, metal tubes, combs etc.) as well as flute and brass sections that are used as raw material. There are also sections of everyday field recordings, scraps of NASA Apollo transmissions, as well as plenty of multitracking, editing, vocal acrobatics and musique concrète.” [from the label press release]