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Pisaro, Michael

The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit)

Pisaro, Michael: The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit) (Gravity Wave)

Michael Pisaro's compositions for translations of Oswald Egger's "Diskrete Stetigkeit, Poesie und Mathematik", performed with Pisaro, Egger, Julia Holter, Taku Sugimoto, Graham Lambkin (who also provides audio), &c.
 

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Label: Gravity Wave
Catalog ID: GW 008
Squidco Product Code: 17333

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Oversized Sleeve
Recorded by Michael Pisaro in 2012.


Personnel:

Michael Pisaro-composition, recording, piano, electronics, mixing, mastering

Oswald Egger-poetry, reading

Julia Holter-voice, composition



Speakers (in order of first appearance):



Taku Sugimoto (Japanese and English)

Kristín Haraldsdottír (Icelandic and English)

Kunsu Shim (Korean)

Graham Lambkin (English)

Didier Aschour (French)

Lucie Vitková (Czech and English)

Julia Holter (English)

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track listing:


1. The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit) 47:20




Related Categories of Interest:


Compositional Forms
Electro-Acoustic
Unusual Vocal Forms
Electroacoustic Composition

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The speakers are reading translations of the first sentence from Oswald Egger's Diskrete Stetigkeit, Poesie und Mathematik (edition unseld, Suhrkamp Verlag, 2008): "Mitten im Leben fand ich mich wieder wie in einem Wald (ohne Weg)." Snippets of a home recording by Graham Lambkin are heard throughout this section.

Oswald Egger was recorded on 16 July 2012 in the fields outside of his residence in Hombroich, Germany. He is reading passages selected by Pisaro from Die ganze Zeit (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2010). The illustrations by Oswald Egger also come from this text.

Two field recordings made in Neufelden, Austria during the second year of flussaufwärtstreiben are used. The first, fading in at around 6'00", was recorded on 2 July 2012, on the banks of the Grosse Mühl river near a small rapids. The second, fading in from about 24'20" was recorded on 4 July 2012, about 500 meters further down the river. Antoine Beuger was playing the flute. An excerpt of Michael Pisaro's Ascending Series (5.2), performed by the Dog Star Orchestra, is heard intermittently throughout this section.

An excerpt from Julia Holter's For One or More Voices for piano (performed by Michael Pisaro), is heard from 42'22" until the end, and is used with permission of the author."-Gravity Wave


Artist Biographies:

"Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts. His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues. It has been selected twice by the ISCM jury for performance at World Music Days festivals (Copenhagen,1996; Manchester, 1998) and has also been part of festivals in Hong Kong (ICMC, 1998), Vienna (Wien Modern,1997), Aspen (1991), London (Cutting Edge, 2007), Glasgow (INSTAL 2009), Huddersfield (2009), Chicago (New Music Chicago, 1990, 1991) and elsewhere.

He has had extended composer residencies in Germany (Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Dortmund University), Switzerland (Forumclaque/Baden), Israel (Miskenot Sha'ananmim), Greece (EarTalk) and in the U.S. (Birch Creek Music Festival, Wisconsin). Concert length portraits of his music have been given in Munich, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Vienna, Merano (Italy), Brussels, New York, Curitiba (Brazil), Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Austin, Berlin, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Zürich, Cologne, Aarau (Switzerland), and elsewhere.

He is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2005 and 2006 Grant Recipient. Much of his music of the last several years is published by Edition Wandelweiser (Germany). Several CDs of his work have been released by such labels as Edition Wandelweiser Records, Compost and Height, confront, Another Timbre, Cathnor, Nine Winds and others, including most recently "transparent city, volumes 1-4", "an unrhymed chord", "hearing metal 1", "A Wave and Waves" and "harmony series (11-16)".

His translation of poetry by Oswald Egger ("Room of Rumor") was published in 2004 by Green Integer. He is Co-Chair of Music Composition at the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles. He has performed many of his own works and those of close associates Antoine Beuger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey and Manfred Werder, and works from the experimental tradition, especially John Cage, Christian Wolff, James Tenney and George Brecht."

-Edition Wandelweiser (http://www.wandelweiser.de/michael-pisaro.html)
7/21/2017

"Adrian Løseth Waade is a violinist/composer known from groups such as Skadedyr, Trondheim Jazz-Orchestra and the Swedish/Norwegian quartet Bone Machine. Adrian is looking to develop the violin as a tool for both free and structured improvisation, and create frameworks in order to make the instrument sound in new, interesting ways. He incorporates both old and new, rhythmic and classical music in his work."

-Nakama Records (http://www.nakamarecords.no/adrian-lseth-waade/)
7/21/2017

"Adrian Løseth Waade is a violinist/composer known from groups such as Skadedyr, Trondheim Jazz-Orchestra and the Swedish/Norwegian quartet Bone Machine. Adrian is looking to develop the violin as a tool for both free and structured improvisation, and create frameworks in order to make the instrument sound in new, interesting ways. He incorporates both old and new, rhythmic and classical music in his work."

-Nakama Records (http://www.nakamarecords.no/adrian-lseth-waade/)
7/21/2017

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