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BLOCK, OLIVIA - Change Ringing

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cut 016
Release Year: 2005
Note: thick cardboard-sleeve / one-tracker
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00

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Experimenteller Drone des ehemaligen ALIAL STRAA-Mitglieds, die schon mit PURE GAZE und MOBIUS GAZE zu gefallen wusste. Lange gehaltene Drones auf diversen Instrumenten, gespielt von diversen Gast-Musikern, Wetter/Wind(?) -Fieldrecordings, merkwrdige elektronische Sounds & Effekte und fast-Stille.... Magisch realistisch, meditativ, eine einnehmende Ruhe ausstrahlend....

Composition for electronics, field recordings and acoustic instruments. Composed and recorded 19972005. With the following musicians:
Jeb Bishop: Trombone
Kyle Bruckmann: Oboe
Jerome Bryerton: Percussion
Mike Flake: Clarinet
Carol Genetti: Voice
Eliot Gattengo: Saxophone
Marcie Gurnow: Clarinet
Jay Heltzer: Bass Trombone
Ernst Karel: Trumpet
Chris Novak: Clarinet
Liz Payne: Bells
Bhob Rainey: Soprano Saxophone
Sunshine Simmons: Bass Clarinet
Jordan Voelker: Viola
Christie Vohs: Bass Clarinet
With the release of 'Change Ringing' by Olivia Block, she completes her trilogy that started with 'Pure Gaze' (see Vital Weekly 167) and 'Mobius Fuse' (see Vital Weekly 285), both on Sedimental Records. There are similarities to be drawn now: all the three works are around thirty minutes, and all three use extensively sound material Block composed, played by others and used in the compositions. Here no less than fifteen musicians play trombone, oboe, percussion, clarinet, voice, saxophone, trumpet, bells and viola. All of these sounds, as-well as field recordings and electronics, make up a minimal sound - strangely enough, despite the unearthly rumble somewhere half way through. Instruments and sounds alike work here closely together to such an extent that it is hard to tell the difference. The instruments play sustained lines at times, and there is the addition of sustained field recordings. Everything moves in a slow way; slow but moving. Together with the previous parts, this is a more than excellent work, and a pity they didn't fit all on continuous CD. [FdW / Vital Weekly]