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Volume 1 of this retrospective series of composer and Fluxus founding member Philip Corner in his years with the Judson Dance Theater, unusual and powerful compositional work.

Corner, Philip
More from the Judson Years, Instrumental-vocal works (Volume 1)

Corner, Philip: More from the Judson Years, Instrumental-vocal works (Volume 1) (Alga Marghen)
Label: Alga Marghen    
Released in: Italy    

"Yet not to forget that extraordinary place where so much of the new and exciting performances at that most interesting time in New York, took place. There was a Theater there; and a place for the first Happenings. An Art Gallery... and later the famous Judson Dance Theater. There was Philip Corner first performance. The concert was in early 1962, January 2nd, to be exact.

Handwritten change on typescript: Yoko Ono's studio, changed at the last moment to Judson Church. A lot of players; and a lot of pieces. Some of my old friends, like Toshi Ichiyanagi or Richard Maxfield. And a lot of new names from California, Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles, the connection between the old New York and this new scene. The creation of the Dance Theater: Philip Corner involvement with it from the beginning.

Excerpts from the liner notes of Volume One, written by Philip Corner: 'Passionate Expanse of the Law' (1959), extract from the first NY performance, featuring Charlotte Moorman, Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein. 'I wrote this on an Army cot in Texas, in the Fall of 1959; a continuation of and a major development my exploration of maximum disjunction.' 'Air Effect' (1961), first performance, featuring Philip Corner, Alison Knowles, Malcolm Goldstein. 'From 1961 already my music became characterized more and more by attention to the continuous quality of sound. A chamber ensemble, dedicated to directness of breathing.' 'OM emerging' (1971). 'As pure to begin' (1963), Philip Corner, piano with preparations, objects and amplification. 'The purity of keyboard sounds turn progressively noisy, effected by the strings themselves being touched, and touched by objects which are then laid on them and magnified by microphones'. 'Music, reserved until now' (1963), recorded at Judson, 1965 and featuring A-yo, David Behrman, Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, Dick Higgins, Joe Jones, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, Chieko Shiomi. 'A score for non-traditional sound sources.' 'Composition with or without Beverly' (1962), recorded at ONCE Festival in 1963; Philip Corner, piano with prepared tape sounds."-Alga Marghen

"Philip Corner (born April 10, 1933; name sometimes given as Phil Corner) is an American composer, action musician, trombone/alphornist, sometime vocalist, pianist-improvisor, theorist-educator, graphic score designer, and visual artist, collage&assembleur, calligrapher."-Wikipedia

Digipack first press of 1000 copies, including a 12 pages booklet with liner notes, scores and original documentation.

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Compositional Forms
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Electroacoustic Composition
Objects and Home-made Instruments

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Digipack first press of 1000 copies, including a 12 pages booklet with liner notes, scores and original documentation.

Label: Alga Marghen
Catalog ID: 24NMN.055
Squidco Product Code: 13268

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Italy
Packaging: Digipack
Track 1: extract from the first New York City performance, Judson Memorial Church. Track 2: from the first performance at Haroud's restaurant, New York City on March 18th, 1962. Track 3: played at the Composers' Forum, New York City, 1972. Track 4: recorded live broadcast from WKCR at Columbia University, New York City. Track 5: recorded at Judson Memorial Church, New York City, january 24th or 25th, 1965. Track 6: recorded at ONCE festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 24th 1963.


Track 1:

Malcom Goldstein-violin

Norman Masonson-clarinet

Charlotte Moorman-cello

Charles Adams-trumpet

Ralph Zeitlin-french horn

Jack Glick-viola

Vence Wright-saxophone

Philip Corner-trumbone and conductor

Track 2:

Alison Knowles-voiced sounds

Malcom Goldstein-violin

Vincent Wright-saxophone

Du-Young Chung-flute

Charles Adams-trumpet

Norma Marder-sung voice

Philip Corner-trumbone

Track 3:

Alex Ogle-flute

Dan Goode-clarinet

Norma Marder-soprano

Jack Glick-viola

Malcom Goldstein-violin

Philip Corner-humming

Julie Winter-humming and gong

Jim Fulkerson-trombone

Track 4:

Philip Corner-piano with preparatoins, objects and amplification

Track 5:

Charles Adams-A-yo

Track 6:

Philip Corner-piano, prepared tape sounds

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Track Listing:

1. Passionate Expanse Of The Law (1959) 5:44

2. Air Effect (1961) 8:21

3. OM Emerging (1971) As Prelude To Lovely Music 9:21

4. Lovely Music (1962) 12:35

5. As Pure To Begin (1963) 8:35

6. Music, Reserved Until Now (1963) 14:40

7. Composition, With Or Without Beverly 11:55