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Hidden Treasure

August 30, 2007

Takefumi Naoshima, Hirozumi Takeda, Utah Kawasaki, Mitsuteru Takeuchi, Toshihiro Koike, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Yasuo Totsuka – Septet This CD is not a Wandelweiser release, and its character is actually quite unlike most Wandelweiser compositions, but on the slightly dodgy premise that the music on this disc is extremely quiet I thought I’d write about it amongst […]

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Assumed possibilities

August 27, 2007

John Cage, Burkhard Schlothauer – For Seven Players Well I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that this recent Wandwelweiser release doesn’t appear to be dedicated to, or heavily influenced by, any visual artists at all 😉 This CD features two compositions, the first being John Cage’s Seven, written in 1988, and the second Burkhard […]

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Local delicacies

August 27, 2007

Well it was nice to get out in the sun yesterday afternoon and wander slowly over to Oxford for the gig I mentioned in my last post. It was so nice to just pop down the road for a concert. Its been years since I attended an Oxford show, a mixture of laziness and over-pickiness […]

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Some blatant plugs

August 25, 2007

A short post inbetween Wandelweiser musings to plug a few things by friends more than anything…! I spent the afternoon at Sound323 today, and as new releases of interest seem few and far between I spent some time playing a few items fromt he second hand racks, mainly contemporary classical albums, and bought a good […]

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A monochrome set

August 24, 2007

silence is not an acoustic phenomenon there is silence, where depth disappears and expanse emerges: on the surface still waters are said to run deep, but in reality it is the imperturbability of their surface that impresses us.   and a quiet person’s silence hides nothing deep- it hides nothing at all. Antoine Beuger – […]

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A thousand colours, all of them grey

August 22, 2007

I’ve written a little here before about my interest in the music of the Wandelweiser label, and as I’ve played a few of the recent releases over the last few days I thought I’d write a little about some of the more recent releases I’ve managed to pick up. I rarely see reviews of Wandelweiser […]

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"Wisdom is organised life"

August 22, 2007

Well as I have been sat about waiting for news on the employment front, and as it hasn’t stopped raining again in days I figured it was about time I sorted out my office / listening space at Pinnell Towers. A good clean up, clear out and reorganisation has been badly needed for a long […]

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On reflection…

August 18, 2007

Well over the last week I didn’t get to listen to much music, a combination of employment assessment centres and spending some quality time with my better half kept me busy. This morning however I had some quiet time to myself, but instead of putting something into the CD player I sat and watched Andrej […]

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Under the weather

August 14, 2007

Sorry for the dirth of posts over the last week. I’ve not been well, the chest infection rendering me pretty low for much longer than expected, and the inspiration just hasn’t been here. Apart from the occasions when job interviews have seen me have to drag myself out into the real world I’ve had little […]

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Yes we have Nono Mahlers

August 7, 2007

Strangely melancholic mood today, possibly just exhausted from a few days illness and the effect a cocktail of antibiotics can have, but been a day of romantic and reflective listening. For some reason, on waking really early I felt the need to put on Luigi Nono’s monumental Prometeo, and so at 5.30AM as I dragged […]

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One of those nice little eBay moments

August 6, 2007

I think most visitors here will have a list, however short, of recordings that if they ever saw them for sale, either in a shop or on eBay they would move heaven and earth to try and lay their hands on. My list is surprisingly short, just two or three items I always keep an […]

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Doom, gloom and some rather nice music

August 5, 2007

Feels like nothing but stress and gloom around here at the moment. My own health hasn’t improved over the last day or so, a chest infection rendering me close to useless, coughing up green gunk by the gallon and sweating like a paedophile in a playground. If no improvement in the morning I’m off to […]

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