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This Music Is Silent Until You Listen

by various artists

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    1998 CD release, in jewel box with 8-page booklet.
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A wide ranging collection of electro-acoustic pieces by 5 widely differing composers. Includes pieces by Martin Archer, Simon H. Fell, Katharine Norman, Robert Godman & Simon Vincent.

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"Katharine Norman's Bells And Gargoyles is one for the dark as she evokes the urgent, eerie turmoil of a windy, lonely night full of unspecified threats. Even the church bells sound malevolent." Declan O'Driscoll RUBBERNECK

"A Game Of Poker With Morton Feldman is the collection's highlight . . . . . Its understated, pensive mood becomes quite addictive with repeated hearings." Chris Blackford THE WIRE

"Fell's fine work from 1996, Mutual and Reciprocal Ceremonies, is an excellent example of his work in the electro-acoustic field" AVANT

"Mutual and Reciprocal Ceremonies is a lively and alarming tapework somewhat akin to a nightmare version of Frank Zappa's early Lumpy Gravy period - it's always exhilarating hearing wind instruments doing things they can't possibly do. Paying affectionate tribute to the vinyl medium (and lamenting its possible demise), Fell incorporates an old scratchy classical music orchestral record from a car boot sale; even the crackles are sampled and played like music. 'They wouldn't let me near an orchestra, so I did this instead', is his wry comment on the ingenuity of this assemblage, which contains perspicacious observations on the state of modern music composition today. A little gem of compaction." Ed Pinsent THE SOUND PROJECTOR


released December 1, 1996

includes: Martin Archer - A Game Of Poker With Morton Feldman • Katharine Norman - Bells And Gargoyles • Simon H. Fell - Mutual And Reciprocal Ceremonies

1996 (65 mins.) [in jewel box]
© Discus 1996

full track listing:
1. Martin Archer: A Game Of Poker With Morton Feldman [12:52]
2. Katharine Norman: Bells And Gargoyles [14:50]
3. Simon H. Fell: Mutual And Reciprocal Ceremonies [13:49]
4. Robert Godman: Fly Wheel Fantasy Part One [7:56]
5. Fly Wheel Fantasy Part Two [6:20]
7. Simon Vincent: Golden Gate [9:26]


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Bruce's Fingers Saint Dizier Leyrenne, France

Bruce's Fingers is a record label founded in 1983 by bassist, composer & improviser Simon H. Fell.
The label's publications (which also include books and scores) are centred around free / contemporary jazz, improvised music & contemporary / experimental composition.
Initially focussed on Fell's own work, the BF project has since expanded to include many other things besides...
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