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Composer Pisaro made a series 10 minute field recordings from different locations in Los Angels between 2004-2006, mixing them with sine tones and punctuating them with silence, mastered for home stereo playback to create a dynamic set of impressions of the city.

Pisaro, Michael
Transparent City (Volumes 1 And 2)

Pisaro, Michael: Transparent City (Volumes 1 And 2) (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records    
Released in: Germany    

"Field recordings made in greater Los Angeles from December, 2004 to August, 2006.Each recording is an unedited ten-minute take from a single location.

Sine tones and mixing completed in Michael Pisaro's home studio in Santa Clarita, California.

Each ten-minute piece is followed by two minutes of silence.

Recordings were mastered with home stereo playback in mind.

In general, it is best to set the volume control on your system to a normal level (that is, the level at which most of your other music is played) and to let it remain in that position.

Volume levels of the pieces vary intentionally over the course of the series."-Editions Wandelweiser

See also Volumes 3 & 4

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Product Information:

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 0706/7
Squidco Product Code: 21817

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardstock 4 page foldover
Recorded in Los Angeles, California from December 2004 to August 2006 by the artist.


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Track Listing:


1. No. 1 12:02

2. No. 2 12:02

3. No. 3 12:02

4. No. 4 12:02

5. No. 5 12:02

6. No. 6 12:00


1. No. 7 12:02

2. No. 8 12:02

3. No. 9 12:02

4. No. 10 12:02

5. No. 11 12:02

6. No. 12 12:00