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alga marghen (italy) #alga nmn25 cd

philip cornermore from the judson years (early 60s) instrumental-vocal works vol.2” compact disc

  • everything max has: as an “afterward” (1964) 17’28”
  • big trombone (1963) 09’08”
  • homage to revere (1962) 07’06”
  • punkt (1961) 11’10”
  • passionate expanse of the law (1959) 15’45”
  • expressions in parallel (1958) 08’56”
the second of two discs covering further dips into philip corner’s tape-archive of recorded material from the new york of the late 1950s and early 1960s (with a brief flash-forward to 1971.) featuring corner’s work for instrumental ensembles, solo instrumentalists, & vocalists.

participants include: max neuhaus, james fulkerson, dick higgins, malcolm goldstein, as well as many others.
alga marghen press release...
more from the judson years, early 60s: instrumental-vocal works (volume two)

not everything i did in those days was at the judson memorial church

yet not to forget that extraordinary place where so much of the new and exciting performances...and exhibitions... at that most interesting time in new york, took place. an unusual young pastor, al carmines, set up the place for those things. there was a theater there; and a place for the first happenings. an art gallery ......and later the famous dance theater.

there was my first performance when back to the city after military service. from korea. may 1961. the concert was in early 1962. january 2nd, to be exact. handwritten change on typescript: yoko ono's studio --- changed at last moment to judson church. a lot of players; and a lot of pieces. announced. (not nearly all of them done, actually, then, there.)

almost not done at all. meeting yoko again. but fleeting - maybe at a subway stop. the concerts done at her place during my year away. some of my old friends, like toshi ichiyanagi, and dick maxfield. and a lot of new names from california. dick higgins and alison knowles the connection between my old new york and this new scene. george maciunas and his ag gallery----about to close. final concerts by candlelight. otherwise i'd have been organising my concert there.


other re-connections to old associates: john herbert mcdowell, malcolm goldstein. new ones: jim tenney, carolee schneemann, malcolm's wife the dancer arlene rothlein, jackson mac low, a-yo.

but yoko herself was pulling out of the place. not to be found. and the loft permission useless in the face of an adamant landlord's refusal.

the creation of the dance theater: my involvement with it from the beginning/ would come later. (that participation documented on the alga marghen recording "on tape from the judson years - cd: as most of my electronic music at that time was made for dancers; and the majority of them associated with the judson.)

so here are the performance pieces i was making in this period, working with live musicians. a good number of these performances were also for and with dancers.. ..but not all.

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alga marghen (italy) #alga nmn24 cd

philip cornermore from the judson years (early 60s) instrumental-vocal works vol.1” compact disc

  • passionate expanse of the law (1959) 05’36”
  • air effect (1961) 08’10”
  • om emerging (1971) as prelude to lovely music (1962) 21’51”
  • as pure to begin (1963) 08’26”
  • music reserved until now (1963) 14’33”
  • composition with or withouth beverly (1962) 11’50
the first of two discs covering further dips into philip corner’s tape-archive of recorded material from the new york of the late 1950s and early 1960s (with a brief flash-forward to 1971.) featuring corner’s work for instrumental ensembles, solo instrumentalists, & vocalists.

participants include: malcolm goldstein, james fulkerson, alison knowles, charlotte moorman, david berhman, dick higgins, joe jones, nam kune paik, chieko shiomi, and many others.
alga marghen press release...
more from the judson years, early 60s: instrumental-vocal works (volume one)

not everything i did in those days was at the judson memorial church

yet not to forget that extraordinary place where so much of the new and exciting performances...and exhibitions... at that most interesting time in new york, took place. an unusual young pastor, al carmines, set up the place for those things. there was a theater there; and a place for the first happenings. an art gallery ......and later the famous dance theater.

there was my first performance when back to the city after military service. from korea. may 1961. the concert was in early 1962. january 2nd, to be exact. handwritten change on typescript: yoko ono's studio --- changed at last moment to judson church. a lot of players; and a lot of pieces. announced. (not nearly all of them done, actually, then, there.)

almost not done at all. meeting yoko again. but fleeting - maybe at a subway stop. the concerts done at her place during my year away. some of my old friends, like toshi ichiyanagi, and dick maxfield. and a lot of new names from california. dick higgins and alison knowles the connection between my old new york and this new scene. george maciunas and his ag gallery----about to close. final concerts by candlelight. otherwise i'd have been organising my concert there.


other re-connections to old associates: john herbert mcdowell, malcolm goldstein. new ones: jim tenney, carolee schneemann, malcolm's wife the dancer arlene rothlein, jackson mac low, a-yo.

but yoko herself was pulling out of the place. not to be found. and the loft permission useless in the face of an adamant landlord's refusal.

the creation of the dance theater: my involvement with it from the beginning/ would come later. (that participation documented on the alga marghen recording "on tape from the judson years - cd: as most of my electronic music at that time was made for dancers; and the majority of them associated with the judson.)

so here are the performance pieces i was making in this period, working with live musicians. a good number of these performances were also for and with dancers.. ..but not all.

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alga marghen (italy) #alga nmn17 cd

philip cornergong+” compact disc

  • metal meditations with listening center (1974) 29’02”
  • gong! (1974) 23’02”
  • pulse polyphony (1974) 10’39”
... superlative set of deep metal drones laced with environmental sound(s) from composer philip corner ; the second piece, especially, conjures up some deep demons ; the devil is most certainly in the details ; the harmonic buildup of massive metal overtones captured here is truly divine ...
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gong

(these are forms of kinds of metal meditation”s)
they are the more-elaborated performing plans
for/on this “prototype of all rich resonances, so,
are musics assuming long-resounding & more-than-single-pitched
large-surfaced (likely) lower-tone-favoring metals,

(some possible substitutions, for some: piano.....low clusters and selected sonorities.
colors controlled from pedal. struck by soft stick(s) - or from keyboard.
richly rung preparations.

clusters of bells, chimes, etc. (may ring together well)

consider the possible superimpositions of amplifications patterning, using the
electronics with these ideas as each score makes appropriate such extension.

in a part these are like professionals’
things
yet can be always taken in the amateur sense......
of these pages each can be a single piece. or mix them.
controls in idea and technique offer interest to skilled percussion-
ist exploration,
concert presentation;
concentration of sensitivities make accessible to ritual participat-
ion, solitary
or in commune.
(not then pieces but wholes --- of hours and days)

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alga marghen (italy) #alga nmn12 cd

philip corner3 pieces for gamelan ensemble” compact disc

  • gamelan (24:31) 1981
  • the barcelona cathedral 1st (19:23) 1978
  • belum (third version) (33:24) 1992
... gorgeous set of slow-moving music for the gamelan-ensemble “son of lion” composed by philip corner ...
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gamelan was composed in 1975 and this version recorded at wesleyan university, middletown, connecticut on february 28, 1981.
“the barcelona cathedral, 1st” was recorded in new york city in 1978.
“belum (third version) was composed in 1991 and recorded in new york city on february 29, 1992.

gamelan. the name of the first one. 1975. we were at livingston college, barbara benary and i, where she had just constructed the earliest instruments of "son of lion" and was just beginning the introduction of new compositions......she invited me to write one. of course i did. (we now refer to it as "number i", but - as i had no idea then to do another, it is not, properly, numbered.) its opening gong stroke and long resonance, has through several revivals over the years come to seem to us like a "classic". this piece is the link to my earlier works, particularly those of struck resonant instruments (like ''metal meditations" and "gong!") which are intensely focused on the immediate presence of the sounds. what is added here is a counting, although so long a length dissolves again in the intuitive. as parts add, each new one higher, each one half the previous time, the interlocking parts clarify the proess. all in --- all ten of them, from 64 seconds to 1/8 ----- they continue so, with just touches of ebb and flow in intensity.

(c) 1975

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alga marghen (italy) #alga nmn08 cd

ben pattersonearly works” compact disc

  • a simple opera (1995 lago di como version 13.4.1999) 15’51”
  • duo for voice and a string instrument (1961) 11’01”
  • variations for double-bass (1961) 11’22”
  • paper piece (1960) 17’05”
  • pond (1962) 05’24”
as of yet the only available recordings of ben patterson’s early fluxus sound-pieces, the majority performed on or of the acoustic double-bass & recorded in the early 1960s... the two contemporary book-end pieces are performed here by a small orchestra consisting of philip corner, walter marchetti, davide mosconi (of n.a.d.m.a. fame), and others...
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"a simple opera (lago di cama version}": i have included this new work for reasons which can be deduced from the sub-title and the libretto (see score reproduced in these notes.) fluxus historians may recognize similarities between this work and a 1960s opera by emmett wiliams. these similarities are intended, as my first version af this opera was a hommage to emmett williams on his 70th birthday.

"duo for voice and a string instrument": this duo was my most ambitious and last attempt to combine graphic notation and chance operations for the realization of a performance score. the complete set of materials necessary to realize a version of this work, consisted of two pages of instructions, three pages of a general universe of symbols and two transparencies (on which circular and rectangular contours were drawn) used to abstract sets of symbols (graphic notations) from the general universe in the preparation of a performance score (see pages reproduced in these notes). this work was first performed at galerie haro lauhus in cologne, germany, on may 14, 1961.

"variations for double-bass": within days after the first performance af "duo", i realized what interested me most about the work were my tentative experiments with "prepared double-bass". i immediately began working on a set of variations far double-bass. and then, unexpectedly, out of some unknown place, something new entered the process - humor! i still remember the joy and excitement of those next days, as the ideas fell into place. the piece was finished within a week and the first performance took place shortly there after on june 8, 1961, again at galerie haro lauhus.

"paper piece": this work cut the umbilical cord to all of my previous classical and contemporary musical training and experience. the process had begun during my first encounter with john cage at mary bauermeister's "contre festival" (may 1960 in cologne). three months later, my reaction to the first performance of stockhausen's "kontakte" made the completion of this process an urgent necessary. "paper piece" was completed in september 1960 and received its first performance at galerie lauhus, cologne on may 14, 1961. however, despite my reasonably precise instructions (see score repraduced here), beginning with the first fluxus festival concerts in 1962, "paper piece" grew a life of its own. it literally began enveloping and involving entire audiences in a wonderfully messy happening. now, nearly forty years later, this first studio recording returns to the acoustic origins of this work.

"pond": critics or historians searching for autobiographical references in my work should consider the following: 1)
as a "country boy" in a rural area outside pittsburgh, listening to the crickets, "caddidies" and frogs at a nearby pond, was what i considered "night-life"; and 2) i did not decide wheter to study music or herpetology until the last month before . entering the university of michigan. "pond" was first performed at nikolai kirke, capenhagen on november 26, 1962.

the photos of "duo" and "variations" are fram the "kleinen sommerfest" concert at galerie parnass on june 9, 1962 (see invitation reproduced here); this event has special historic significance in that it included the first public presentation by george maciunas of his fluxus manifesto and plans for the wiesbaden fluxus festival.

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alga marghen (italy) #alga 37.2 lp

philip cornercoldwater basin no. 2” one-sided long playing record

  • coldwater basin no. 2
june 2012 release ; ... second of the “coldwater basin” pieces by fluxus artist philip corner, resuscitated from its meager analogue tape existence, issued on deluxe (albeit, one-sided) vinyl ...
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p h i l i p c o r n e r

"coldwater basin no.2"
(cat no. plana-c alga037.2)
lp record

edition limited to 310 copies

re-emerging from deep fluxus celebrations in this 2012 summer, alga marghen realized that philip corner coldwater basin lp was instantly sold out. could there be a better decision than issuing an alternative version of this masterpieces from the glorious 60s, by master of ecstatic music philip corner? if you fluctuated over sonic landscapes with the first version, then coldwater basin no.2 will knock your socks off! more intense that whitehouse, more liquid than your wildest dreams.

remember? when you made these things at home, on the best equipment you or your other poor friends could find? and you had that japanese tape recorder with built-in mike; indeed that was the only piece of furniture on your tatami floor on the lower east side that summer of 1961.

coldwater basin no.2 by philip corner.

again, a home recording of water running from a faucet into a sink. new york city, the lower east side, sometime in the 60s.

with bill fontana still on microphone.

and i always dreamd of passing an entire night bathed in this… it was never long enough.

edition limited to 310 copies with front sleeve design and calligraphies by philip corner.

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philip corner / manuel zurriajoy flashings” compact disc

  • first travels in the new millenium (37:44)
  • feelings (a music) (6:48)
  • gamelan situ (16:27)
  • stravinski could-be (5:22)
  • joy flashings (5:39)
may 2011 release ; intriguing set of electro-acoustic improvisations by noted contemporary flautist / alter ego leadermanuel zurria & messiaen student / fluxus artist philip corner ...
die schachtel press release...

philip corner - manuel zurria
joy flashings
dsc8 cd digipack deluxe 2011

ltd 500 - 6 panel digipack deluxe

a joyful product of mutual understanding between this two outstanding composers, described by manuel zurria in the booklet with the following words:

philip gave me the key to enter a secret and wonderful room, full of fabulous things and made me discover a part of me i did not know.


much more than a journey through sound, this work is a reflection on our modern world and the role played by music and soundscapes. it’s a journey through traditional instruments and modern techniques of sound production, from the usual electronic ones to the ultimate icon of contemporary society: the iphone.

here, music has been reduced to a mere suggestion, a medium used in order to discover the potential of the player, plucking at his heartstrings. the wide range of sounds shares a common feature of the composerswill: to experience music as a whole, without limits and boundaries related to the specific instrumental destination. two worlds melt here and the results of this blessed encounter is well expressed by the title. enjoy.

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ricerca sonora (italy) #rs1 lp

philip corneritalian air: wind, water & metal • aria italiana: vento, acqua & metallo” long playing record

  • ear wave” (16:58) 1994

  • gong/ear” (11:57) 1990
  • i respiri/the breaths” (8:38) 1992
february 2012 release ; ... sublime, “art-gallery” edition from the italian ricerca sonora imprint, covering three of fluxus artist philip corner’s 90’s sound-works, each involving site-specific explorations of instrumental interference (gong, alp-horn) recorded outside in “the elements” ...

comes as a deluxe, full-color lp edition with two inserts (detailed below) ; highly recommended !!!
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ricerca sonora
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philip corner
italian air: wind, water & metal lp
 
label: ricerca sonora
cat.: rs1
format: vinyl lp
edition: 300 copies
 
edition of 300 copies. single cover with 2 inserts.

ricerca sonora proudly presents, as its first release (rs1), a new philip corner album titled italian air: wind, water & metal (aria italiana: vento, acqua & metallo).
 
philip corner (b. 1933) studied composition with henry cowell and otto luening and musical analysis with oliver messiaen. during the 1960s and 70s he was an active member of fluxus, a founder (along with james tenney and malcolm goldstein) of the tone roads chamber ensemble, the resident musician and composer for the judson dance theatre, and co-founder of gamelan son of lion (with barbara benary and daniel goode).
 
"italian air: wind, water & metal" presents three previously unpublished compositions by philip corner recorded in various locations.

on side 1 "ear wave" (venice, october 1994) is a long piece for korean cymbal in water: an ecstatic composition recorded and played outdoor by phil corner; acousmatic interjections of metallic resonances and subtle water sounds; you can listen the distant sound of the midnight bell of san marco in venice.

on the second side the track "gong/ear" recorded in june 1990 (s.andrea di rovereto, italy) phil corner plays gong together with rain and thunder for an abstracted and strongly emotional track.

followed by i respiri/the breaths an avant-garde composition for alphorn and gong recorded in 1992 (at teatro scandicci).
 
philip corner is truly the equal of john cage in bringing us to examine what we call music and how we understand music-making.

in few words, philip corner is one of the most important figure of the american avant-garde.

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the tapeworm (uk) #ttw 053 cs

ray gallonnam june paik • a work for radio” cassette

  • nam june paik • a work for radio (1)

  • nam june paik • a work for radio (2)
april 2013 release ; ... a feature-length radio play centering around sound-bites of nam june paik, john cage, charlotte moorman, philip corner, and the like, cut with “realizations” of paik pieces by assembler ray gallon ...
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ttw#53ray gallonnam june paik – a work for radio

cassette onlylimited edition of 250 copies

this hour-long compositional documentary was produced for the cbc radio series signature,” and was originally broadcast on april 28, 1979. it was nominated for an actra award for best radio documentary of the year. it is the result of a remarkable creative collaboration by artists such as john cage, charlotte moorman, philip corner, and nam june paik himself with the author. interspersed throughout the portrait are audio realisations by ray gallon of conceptual works by nam june paik. thanks also to lorne tulk for remarkable engineering and creative contributions, and to digby peers for the courage to broadcast it.

author and producer: ray gallon.
mix engineer: lorne tulk.
additional technical assistance: john hollinger.
narration: ray gallon, russ germain.
series producer: digby peers.

biography:

ray gallon has been a communicator for over 40 years, half of that time as a radio producer and audio artist. although he had a classical music education, ray gravitated early towards the avant-garde, and was fascinated by musique concrète, electronic music, so-called progressive jazz, and the multitrack experiments of the rock revolution in the sixties. his first exposure, on television, to the work of john cage came very close to the moment when he wandered into a cinema by chance, and saw fellini’s 8 1/2. the one-two punch of these experiences left him delirious for the rest of his life.

ray studied theatre design at the university of alberta, and helped found theatre 3, edmonton’s second professional theatre company. he worked for many years in toronto as a lighting and sound designer for theatre and performance art. as a radio producer he has worked in almost every department at cbc radio except hard news. he was nurtured by glenn gould’s experiments with compositional documentaries,” and developed his own style, inspired by gould’s work. in 1980 ray moved from toronto to new york and joined with julia lee prospero and brian flahive to form the airworks group. together, they produced innovative documentary and radio art programmes for npr in the u.s. and for independent public radio distribution, most notably the airworks series of original commissioned works for radio in different disciplines. ray joined the staff of public radio station wnyc in new york as a producer, and eventually became the station’s programme manager, guiding a programme schedule built around the creativity of 20th century music, art, and drama.

in the late 80s ray’s focus turned towards new media, communications art, and computers. after moving to france in 1992, he continued to produce audio art and radio while teaching courses in new media and working as a technical communicator. ray is currently a researcher with the transformation society, and shares his life between barcelona, spain, and the languedoc region of france.


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pogus (usa) #p 21036 cd

d.i.y. canons” double compact disc set

  • kyoko kobayashi - cat canon (3:12)
  • bruno ruviaro - entrei pelo canon 1a (2:46)
  • mike swinchoski - canon no 1a (3:12)
  • mike swinchoski - transmissions (3:12)
  • mike swinchoski - freez dried canon (6:24)
  • mike winter - filter iv - p.i.x.l. study no 1 (7:55)
  • ross craig - barbie's phone canon (1:53)
  • giulano lombardo - 00 (1:38)
  • giulano lombardo - 01 (2:39)
  • giulano lombardo - 02 (0:48)
  • giulano lombardo - 03 (0:33)
  • giulano lombardo - 04 (2:26)
  • giulano lombardo - 05 (5:33)
  • simon wickham-smith - kullankeltaiset päivät (larry-iie) (11:15)

  • steven m. miller - twin canon (9:43)
  • steven m. miller - pulse canon (3:20)
  • masaki kubo - pizzicato canon (1:35)
  • drew krause - canon for lp (10:35)
  • george zelenz - thermohaline (6:01)
  • stefan tomic - ringtone canon (3:55)
  • bo bell - metrocard canon (1:41)
  • philip corner / mike winter - mens 5/4 (7:03)
  • philip corner / mike winter - mens 9/8 (7:03)
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diy canons

simon wickham-smith, curator

okay. really cool, kind of fun, double cd compilation based on a work of larry polansky's. pieces are constructed from the sounds of cats, screams, midi instruments, computer, barbie phone, samples, wooden flutes, piano, bass clarinet, ringtones, metro cards, contrabass, and more. i have some of my favorites - which keep changing each time i listen to the discs. perhaps you will too. read on too get a "real" description from the curator of this project.

"the pieces on this cd are all based on the ideas in larry polansky's four voice canons, a series of pieces he began in 1975. these canons are usually "mensuration canons," which means that the tempi of successive voices is proportional to their start times, so that the voices end together. they also use simple ideas of moving through a list of permutations, and applying the elements of those permutations to various musical parameters. a set of polansky's canons was produced on cold blue records as four voice canons (cb0011).

polansky described these ideas in four voice canon #13 ("diy canon"), a kind of open-source meta-canon score. he distributed this at talks and on the web as an open invitation to others who wanted to make four voice canons of their own. composers responded with a wide variety of variations on the basic idea; a selection of these works is presented here.
" - simon wickham-smith, curator

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