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The 1st official recording of ea-improv trio The Sealed Knot (Burkhard Beins (percussion), Rhodri Davies (harp) and Mark Wastell (violincello)) is this live concert from All Angels Church, London in 2000, part of a series of collaborations between London and Berlin improvisers.

Sealed Knot, The
All Angels

Sealed Knot, The: All Angels (Confront)

Label: Confront    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Originally released in a tiny edition of 50 copies in 2000, this recording officially marks the beginning of The Sealed Knot as a regular group. Interestingly, the liner notes that accompanied that release make mention, for the first time in print, of the terms 'the new silence' and 'Berlin reductionism' ......... although listening now, all these years later, the music sounds far from silent and/or little reduced.

"The music on this cd was recorded live at All Angels, West London and documents the exciting ongoing collaboration between young musicians working in London and Berlin. Although all three performers have travelled between the two capital cities since the early 1990's playing in various combinations, this is their first concerts as a trio.

Beins co-runs the 2.13 Berlin improvisation club, with guitarist Michael Renkel, in conjunction with it's sister organisations in London and Athens. All three clubs are named after a stopped clock at the original London venue. Critics have dubbed Wastell and Davies' music 'the new silence' and Beins' German counterpart 'new Berlin reductionism'. Categories aside, this is improvised music concerned with space, texture and time, emphasised by the gently ticking clock at the back of All Angels as sounds fade into silence."= from the original liner notes

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Product Information:

Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 21
Squidco Product Code: 18756

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CDr in a tin case
Reissue of 2000 3'' CDr Confront release.

Recorded at St. Michael and All Angels Church, in West London, England on April 14th, 2000 by Tim Fletcher.


Burkhard Beins-percussion

Rhodri Davies-harp

Mark Wastell-violoncello

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Track Listing:

1. Untitled 21:17

2. Untitled 3:08

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