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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Table of the Elements
Release Year: 2008
Note: produced by COLLECTION OF COLONIES OF BEES; enhanced CD contains video material
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €11.00

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Sehr ungewhnlicher Release aus dem COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES-Umfeld mit mechanisch-rhythmischen Aufnahmen eines "prparierten Klaviers" wie es durch JOHN CAGE berhmt wurde, sehr wuchtig und seltsam, als spiele man "Rock" auf Gamelan-Instrumenten...

"MELISSA ST. PIERRE tosses classicism and post-classicism overboard, utilizing the prepared piano -- John Cage's notorious instrument of choice -- and electronic enhancement to sail resolutely in the direction of rock & roll. Peppering the strings, hammers, and dampers with a variety of objects, she transforms the piano's typical timbre: sparkling gamelans chatter; harrowing voodoo drums call out in the night. "Specimens", St Pierre's debut, features production and performances by COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES; together they rival famed electric harpist ZEENA PARKINS as conservatory arsonists with a decidedly Hendrixian flair." [label info]