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Bull, Arthur / Daniel Heikalo : Derapages a cordes (Ambiances Magnetiques)

The first release by the duo of guitarists Arthur Bull and Daniel Heikalo which is a series of free improvisations that are presented without any editing or post-processing.

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Arthur Bull- prepared guitar, guitar [semi-acoustic], effects [slide], effects [elbow]

Daniel He•kalo-percussion, prepared guitar, cittern, acoustic guitar, vocals

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UPC: 771028108329

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM_083
Squidco Product Code: 578

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray

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"First recording by the Nova Scotia guitar duet which compiles a series free improvisations presented as is, without editing.

Daniel Heïkalo is a Montréal-born musician, composer, improvisor and sound designer. As a versatile and flexible artist, he is perfectly suited for theatre, film, dance, and radio productions.

Arthur Bull is a veteran musician of the improvising music scene. Formerly the guitarist with The Four Horsemen, Bull has also played extensively with Paul Dutton, David Prentice, Michael Snow, John Oswald, Bill Smith and Paul Cram, and he has performed in concert with Derek Bailey and Roscoe Mitchell."-Ambiances Magnetiques

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Track Listing:

1 L'intergiboulaison des mages infudibuliformes 5:15

2 Blues automatiste 8:10

3 Migration transatlantique d'insectes luisants 6:14

4 Trente-deux légions de bilboquets visigoths 5:42

5 En attendant la vendeuse de toupies chantantes 6:49

6 Tintamarre de boulingrin 4:48

7 Dérapages à cordes 8:30

8 Whatever That Chord Was... (It Had to Be the Final Chord) 7:32

Related Categories of Interest:

Duo Recordings
Before April-2006
Instruments with Preparations
Canadian Composition & Improvisation
Duo Recordings
Before April-2006
Instruments with Preparations
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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