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Two extended tracks recorded in 2001 using extended techniques in an unhurried but interesting exposition of surface friction and large blocked improvisation.
 

Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane

Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell): Surface/Plane (Meniscus)
Label: Meniscus    
Released in: USA    


Two extended tracks recorded in 2001 using extended techniques in an unhurried but interesting exposition of surface friction and large blocked improvisation.

"Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.

Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), Int. Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Musique Action (Nancy), Choppa Festival (Singapore), Cave 12 (Geneva), The Now now (Sydney), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Meteo (Mulhouse), Taktlos (CH), Berghain (Berlin), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Serralves (Porto), Wien Modern (Vienna), MoMA (New York), New Music Festival (Hanoi), Irtijal (Beirut), or Maerzmusik (Berlin).

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Center, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Sawt Out, Trio Sowari, Tree, Junk Orbit, Fracture Mechanics, and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Tarek Atoui, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine.

Burkhard Beins gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book "Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene" as well as the curator of a follow-up 3CD compilation featuring the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Meanwhile he has released more than 50 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, 2:13 Music, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth, alt.vinyl, God Records, Mikroton, or Confront."

-Burkhard Beins Website (http://www.burkhardbeins.de/cv.html)
3/20/2017





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Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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Label: Meniscus
Catalog ID: MNSCS 012
Squidco Product Code: 2298

Format: CD
Condition: New
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Surface recorded at All Angels, in London, England on September 28th, 2001.

Plane recorded at St. Pauls Hall, in Huddersfield, England, on September 27th, 2001.

Personnel:

Burkhard Beins- percussion

Rhodri Davies-harp

Mark Wastell-cello

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