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Smith, Gary / Various Artists

Smith, Gary / Various Artists: SuperTexture (sijis records)
Label: sijis records    
Released in: Great Britain    

With a background in both pop playing and classical composition, Gary Smith has released close to twenty albums and worked with such luminaries as Shoji Hano, Bill Fay, Rhys Chatham, John Stevens, Hugh Hopper and aufgehoben no process. His guitar playing is consistently building up a formidable vocabulary of technique. Without the use of effects pedals, overdubs or 'studio trickery' Smith's current performances are a revelation of gestural manipulation. The guitar is palmed, stroked, and smothered in search of new sounds. Smith's playing is a looping, graceful expression of energy, ideas and sheer joy. His solo recordings touch many spheres of reference: laptop's fascination with glitch music but from a live perspective; the muffled and trapped strings echo prepared piano as rough pressured rhythms are layered over wandering multiple glissandi. In this exciting project Siji presents a double cd release featuring a series of Gary Smith's incendiary solo recordings coupled with treatments, interpretations and re-imaginings."-Siji

"Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro."-Elliott Sharp

-Elliott Sharp website (

"Peter Rehberg (a.k.a. Pita) (born 29 June 1968, London) is an author of electronic audio works and currently head of Editions Mego. In 1999 he received Prix Ars Electronica Distinction Award for Digital Musics, alongside Christian Fennesz. He also runs the Editions Mego label, formerly known as Mego."

-Wikipedia (

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Product Information:

Label: sijis records
Catalog ID: sijicd14
Squidco Product Code: 9642

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack Double CD

Gary Smith-solo guitar (disc 1)

Bill Fay

Steve Roden

Elliott Sharp

David Tibet

Paulo Raposo

Bernhard Günter

Tom Wallace

Zoltan Kodaly School for Girls

Peter Rehberg

Tianna Kennedy

Charles Hayward

BJ Nilsen


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Track Listing:

Disc 1:

13 Solo Guitar Improvisations

Disc 2:

Bill Fay - Pear Tree Tomorrow

Steve Roden - This Gray M

Elliott Sharp - T And G

David Tibet - Black Ships Kill Into View

Paulo Raposo - Handful of Sand

Bernhard Gčnter - Hyper Garden

Tom Wallace - Acquired Waste

Zoltan Kodaly School For Girls - Londoni Hataridos Burgonyatozsde

Peter Rehberg - Gsrx 05

Tianna Kennedy - J Train

Charles Hayward - Unravel

BJNilsen - Apple Thief

Aufgehoben - Process / Recess