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Pisaro, Michael : Etant Donnes (Gravity Wave)

An unusual album for American composer Michael Pisaro: six works based almost entirely on samples, punctuating more characteristic work in keeping with his Wandelweiser and EMW work with rhythmic and popular forms, albeit with Pisaro's characteristic inclusions, surprising the listener in an illusionary approach yielding serious electroacoustic compositions.
 

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Label: Gravity Wave
Catalog ID: GW 014
Squidco Product Code: 25631

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Oversized Sleeve
Recorded between 2015 and 2017 by the artist.


Personnel:

Michael Pisaro-composer, performer

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track listing:


1. Give Me Your Sines 2:46

2. Rounds Most Pinched, Most Arched 10:02

3. Bass Never Smiles 4:06

4. Sympathy for 11 11:02

5. Escape From New Chords 6:26

6. Shosty Riot 5:35
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An unusual album for American composer Michael Pisaro: six works based almost entirely on samples, punctuating more characteristic work in keeping with his Wandelweiser and EMW work with rhythmic and popular forms, albeit with Pisaro's characteristic inclusions, surprising the listener in an illusionary approach to serious electroacoustic compositions.


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)
7/18/2018

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Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt
Shades of Eternal Night
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Samuel Dunscombe / Steven Andrew Flato / Wen Liu / Celeste Oram / Johannes Regnier
Organ For The Senses [VINYL]
(Marginal Frequency)
Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro
13 Thirteen [2 CDs]
(erstwhile)
Pisaro, Michael
Sometimes
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin)
Resting in a Fold of the Fog
(Potlatch)
Farmer, Patrick
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]
(Winds Measure)
Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt
The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]
(erstwhile)
Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger
Accordion Music [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Harmony Series 11 - 16
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Transparent City (Volumes 1 And 2) [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble
Stones
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar)
(Potlatch)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs COLOR EDITION]
(Winds Measure Recordings)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs]
(Winds Measure Recordings)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure Recordings)
Pisaro, Michael
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael
The Punishment of the Tribe by its Elders
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael
The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit)
(Gravity Wave)
Various Artists
Wandelweiser und so weiter [6 CD Box]
(Another Timbre)
Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda
Crosshatches [2 CDs]
(erstwhile)
Pisaro, Michael
fields have ears (6)
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart
Hearing Metal 3
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart
July Mountain: three versions
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart
ricefall (2)
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro: Chabala / Porter
asleep, street, pipes, tones
(Gravity Wave)
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Pisaro, Michael (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin)
Resting in a Fold of the Fog
(Potlatch)
Pisaro, Michael
Harmony Series 11 - 16
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Wolff, Christian / Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble
Stones
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs COLOR EDITION]
(Winds Measure Recordings)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [2 CDs]
(Winds Measure Recordings)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure Recordings)
Pisaro, Michael
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael
The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit)
(Gravity Wave)
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Wandelweiser und so weiter [6 CD Box]
(Another Timbre)
Pisaro, Michael / Toshiya Tsunoda
Crosshatches [2 CDs]
(erstwhile)
Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart
Hearing Metal 3
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart
ricefall (2)
(Gravity Wave)
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Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt
Shades of Eternal Night
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Samuel Dunscombe / Steven Andrew Flato / Wen Liu / Celeste Oram / Johannes Regnier
Organ For The Senses [VINYL]
(Marginal Frequency)
Rowe, Keith / Michael Pisaro
13 Thirteen [2 CDs]
(erstwhile)
Pisaro, Michael
Sometimes
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Farmer, Patrick
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]
(Winds Measure)
Pisaro, Michael / Reinier van Houdt
The Earth And The Sky [3 CDs]
(erstwhile)
Cage . Pisaro . Frey . Beuger
Accordion Music [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Transparent City (Volumes 1 And 2) [2 CDs]
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Pisaro, Michael
Melody, Silence (For Solo Guitar)
(Potlatch)
Pisaro, Michael
The Punishment of the Tribe by its Elders
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael
fields have ears (6)
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart
July Mountain: three versions
(Gravity Wave)
Pisaro: Chabala / Porter
asleep, street, pipes, tones
(Gravity Wave)

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