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Cage, John

Complete Song Books [VINYL 2 LPs]

Cage, John: Complete Song Books [VINYL 2 LPs] (KARLRECORDS)

Volume 3 in Karl Record's Perihel series is dedicated to one of the most iconic composers of 20th century: John Cage, with 92 pieces of his "Song Books" in new interpretations by Reinhold Friedl, recorded at Rashad Becker's Clunk Studio, who also contributed live electronics.
 

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UPC: 5050580660861

Label: KARLRECORDS
Catalog ID: KR 029LP
Squidco Product Code: 23052

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Germany
Packaging: Double LP Sleeve
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Personnel:

John Cage-composer

Reinhold Friedl-sounds, voice, concept

Rashad Becker-electronics

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. Solo For Voice #01

2. Solo For Voice #02

3. Solo For Voice #03

4. Solo For Voice #04

5. Solo For Voice #05

6. Solo For Voice #06

7. Solo For Voice #07

8. Solo For Voice #08

9. Solo For Voice #09

10. Solo For Voice #10

11. Solo For Voice #11

12. Solo For Voice #12

13. Solo For Voice #13

14. Solo For Voice #14

15. Solo For Voice #15

16. Solo For Voice #16

17. Solo For Voice #17

18. Solo For Voice #18

19. Solo For Voice #19

20. Solo For Voice #20

21. Solo For Voice #21

22. Solo For Voice #22

23. Solo For Voice #23

24. Solo For Voice #24

25. Solo For Voice #25

26. Solo For Voice #26

27. Solo For Voice #27

SIDE A



1. Solo For Voice #28

2. Solo For Voice #29

3. Solo For Voice #30

4. Solo For Voice#31

5. Solo For Voice #32

6. Solo For Voice #33

7. Solo For Voice #34

8. Solo For Voice #35

9. Solo For Voice #36

10. Solo For Voice #37

11. Solo For Voice #38

12. Solo For Voice #39

13. Solo For Voice #40

14. Solo For Voice #41

15. Solo For Voice #42

16. Solo For Voice #43

17. Solo For Voice #44

18. Solo For Voice #45

19. Solo For Voice #46

20. Solo For Voice #47

21. Solo For Voice #48

22. Solo For Voice #49

23. Solo For Voice #50

24. Solo For Voice #51

25. Solo For Voice #52

26. Solo For Voice #53

27. Solo For Voice #54

28. Solo For Voice #55

29. Solo For Voice #56

30. Solo For Voice #57

SIDE C



1. Solo For Voice #58

2. Solo For Voice #59

3. Solo For Voice #60

4. Solo For Voice #61

5. Solo For Voice #62

6. Solo For Voice #63

7. Solo For Voice #64

8. Solo For Voice #65

9. Solo For Voice #66

10. Solo For Voice #67

11. Solo For Voice #68

12. Solo For Voice #69

13. Solo For Voice #70

14. Solo For Voice #71

15. Solo For Voice #72

16. Solo For Voice #73

17. Solo For Voice #74

SIDE D



1. Solo For Voice #75

2. Solo For Voice #76

3. Solo For Voice #77

4. Solo For Voice #78

5. Solo For Voice #79

6. Solo For Voice #80

7. Solo For Voice #81

8. Solo For Voice #82

9. Solo For Voice #83

10. Solo For Voice #84

11. Solo For Voice #85

12. Solo For Voice #86

13. Solo For Voice #87

14. Solo For Voice #88

15. Solo For Voice #89

16. Solo For Voice #90

17. Solo For Voice #91

18. Solo For Voice #92




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"John Cage (1912-1992) is one of the most important composers in modern music: with more than 250 compositions, many of which are considered key works of New Music, and theoretical essays on composition he significantly changed the way we think about and perceive music today. But CAGE not only left a major impact in the academic world, he is also cited as an important inspiration by a wide range of diverse musicians from a younger generation, be it electronic producers, experimentalists or noise artists. His "Song Books", published 1970 in three volumes, is a collection of open works that contains not only songs but a strange hybrid collection of compositions, graphic scores, meditation rules, experimental settings, absurd musical instructions, performance settings, musical references, and Fluxus-inspired actions such as eating fruits or drinking cognac (Cage loved whiskey and cognac) ...

When Reinhold Friedl (director of the ensemble Zeitkratzer) entered the Clunk Studio to record the whole cycle with Rashad Becker (who handled the feedback cabinet and live electronics), the idea was quite simple: to approach each single piece in an informal way but to do all 92 pieces in the right order. What came out in the end is a kaleidoscopic lecture and interpretation of the compositions with the help of a strange mixture of ancient and modern tools: new electronics, old and special microphones, self-built instruments, arbitrary garbage sounds, sophisticated live-electronics devices, quotes ... Complete Song Books turns out to be an early hymn for sonic freedom, a sonic promenade full of beautiful references."-Karl Records


Artist Biographies:

"John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 - August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage's romantic partner for most of their lives.

Cage is perhaps best known for his 1952 composition 4′33″, which is performed in the absence of deliberate sound; musicians who present the work do nothing aside from being present for the duration specified by the title. The content of the composition is not "four minutes and 33 seconds of silence," as is often assumed, but rather the sounds of the environment heard by the audience during performance. The work's challenge to assumed definitions about musicianship and musical experience made it a popular and controversial topic both in musicology and the broader aesthetics of art and performance. Cage was also a pioneer of the prepared piano (a piano with its sound altered by objects placed between or on its strings or hammers), for which he wrote numerous dance-related works and a few concert pieces. The best known of these is Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48).

His teachers included Henry Cowell (1933) and Arnold Schoenberg (1933-35), both known for their radical innovations in music, but Cage's major influences lay in various East and South Asian cultures. Through his studies of Indian philosophy and Zen Buddhism in the late 1940s, Cage came to the idea of aleatoric or chance-controlled music, which he started composing in 1951. The I Ching, an ancient Chinese classic text on changing events, became Cage's standard composition tool for the rest of his life. In a 1957 lecture, Experimental Music, he described music as "a purposeless play" which is "an affirmation of life - not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we're living"."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage)
9/18/2017

"Reinhold Friedl, born 1964, lives in Berlin since 1987. He studied piano with Renate Werner, Alan Marks and Alexander von Schlippenbach, mathematics and musicology in Stuttgart and Berlin. As a performer, interpreter and composer, he has received various fellowships - Eurocréation Paris, the Rome Fellowship (Villa Serpentara) of the Berlin Academy of Arts, STEIM Amsterdam-, as well as various composition commissions. Reinhold Friedl has published articles in newpapers and professional journals and conducted a seminar on "Music and Mathematics" in the department of Mathematics at the Berlin Free University together with Prof. Behrends. He founded and directs the ensembles Piano-Inside-Out and ZEITKRATZER. Friedl has worked as a curator for the Podewil center for contemporary arts Berlin and directed the Off-ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) Berlin 2000. He has been invited to take part in the Jury of the Ars Electronica and Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa. As pianist and composer, he has worked with musicians and composers such as Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Phill Niblock, Helmut Oehring, Nicolas Collins, Lou Reed, MERZBOW a.k.a., Masami Akita, Radu Malfatti, Bernhard Guenter, Mario Bertoncini (nuova consonanza), Keiji Haino, and has made countless radio and CD recordings. Lately he realized the "spazialisation piano-project" at ZKM Karlsruhe and Asphodel Studios in San Francisco. The main focus of Reinhold Friedl's work is the inside-piano. He played all respective literature using inside-piano techniques and released several articles in this field."

-Reinhold Friedl Website (http://www.reinhold-friedl.de/)
9/18/2017

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