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Furt: Sense (psi)

The duo of Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayer in 12 studio tracks of semi-composed electronics, and a live improvised tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen.
 

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Richard Barrett-electronics

Paul Obermayer-electronics


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UPC: 5030243090822

Label: psi
Catalog ID: 09.08
Squidco Product Code: 12210

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Studio compositions completed August 2, 2008. Track 13 performed live at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork on January 16, 2009.

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"Too often, critics make an automatic separation between 'emotion' and 'intellect', a framework which will get one nowhere with FURT. Instead, their music shows graphically how fused, how inseparable are the two. As Richard Barrett puts it: "The music is motivated by emotional and sensual considerations as much as by anything else. Without wishing to sound too pretentious I think it's concerned with finding and exploring (musical) states of consciousness to which the word 'ecstasy' might well be completely appropriate (at least in an etymological sense)."-David Grundy, from the liner notes



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Artist Biographies

"Richard Barrett (Swansea, 1959) is internationally active as composer and performer, and also teaches at the Institute of Sonology in Den Haag. In December 2020 he was appointed to a new professorship in Research in Creative Music at the University of Leiden. His work encompasses a range from free improvisation to intricately-notated scores, and from acoustic chamber music to innovative uses of digital technology. Current projects include a major new cycle of works for the ELISION Ensemble, with whom Richard Barrett has been working regularly since 1990, and for the Chicago-based Fonema Consort. Ongoing performative collaborations include with Paul Obermayer (in FURT), Evan Parker, and several other improvising ensembles such as SKEIN (with Achim Kaufmann, Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert de Joode and others) and Colophony (with Jon Rose and Meinrad Kneer). Richard Barrett's principal composition teacher was Peter Wiegold, and he currently resides in Belgrade. His work as composer and performer is documented on over forty CDs, including seven discs devoted to his compositions and nine by FURT. In October 2020 he set up the digital label STRANGE STRINGS together with harpist Milana Zarić. His book Music of Possibility was published by Vision Edition in 2019."

-Richard Barrett Website (https://richardbarrettmusic.com/biography.html)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Limen I 7:10

2. Limen II 3:32

3. Limen III 2:06

4. Limen IV 3:50

5. Limen V 3:00

6. Limen VI 2:03

7. Limen VII 2:33

8. Limen VIII 2:19

9. Limen IX 6:23

10. Limen X 4:36

11. Limen XI 2:47

12. Limen XII 6:08

13. Track 13 25:46

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EMANEM & psi

Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Electro-Acoustic
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings

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