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Werder, Manfred: 2003 [3 CDs] (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Pushing the envelope on minimalism, Manfred Werder's 3 scores for "2003" present just 6 tones, the instructions telling 3, 2 or 1 performers to play a pitch or sound for 3-7 seconds twice during the performance; realized by Erik Carlson, Stephanie Richards, and D. Edward Davis.
 

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Manfred Werder-composer

Erik Carlson-violin

Stephanie Richards-trumpet

D. Edward Davis-electronics


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UPC: 4011778040736

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 1601/02/03
Squidco Product Code: 22369

Format: 3 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
Recorded at Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD, California, by Stephan Schmidt.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.
CD1:

three instruments sharing the same pitch.
three performers determine a common pitch.
the duration of the performance is not determined. the performers do not use a watch.
two of the performers play the pitch,
lasting three to seven seconds, once during the duration of the performance.
for itself. simple.


CD2:

one performer
the performer determines a sound.
the duration of the performance is not determined. the performer does not use a watch.
the performer plays the sound lasting three to seven seconds twice during the duration of the performance.
for itself. simple.

CD3:
two instruments sharing the same pitch.
two performers determine a common pitch.
the duration of the performance is not determined. the performers do not use a watch.
the pitch lasting three to seven seconds sounds twice during the duration of the performance.
for itself. simple

Artist Biographies

"Manfred Werder. ürich - Switzerland. Composer, performer, curator, lives in situ. Manfred Werder focuses on possibilities of rendering the practices regarding composition and field. His recent scores have featured either found sentences from poetry and philosophy, or found words from whatever sources. His performances, both indoors and outdoors, aim at letting appear the world's natural abundance. Earlier works include stück 1998, a 4000 page score whose nonrecurring and intermittent performative realization has been ongoing since December 1997."

-Sounds of Europe (http://www.soundsofeurope.eu/artist/manfred-werder/)
2/21/2024

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"Erik Carlson has performed as a soloist and with many chamber and orchestral ensembles throughout Europe and the Americas. He is a highly active performer of contemporary music and has had works written for him by numerous composers, including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tom Johnson, Jürg Frey, and Georges Aperghis. Mr. Carlson is an enthusiastic proponent of interdisciplinary collaboration, and performs frequently with poets, dancers, actors, and film.

He is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Talea Ensemble and is the founder of the New York Miniaturist Ensemble. He has been featured on over a dozen recordings, including his own two recent albums of music for violin. Also a composer, he has had his musical compositions performed in a wide variety of venues. He studied violin with Jorja Fleezanis, Ronald Copes, and Robert Mann, and holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School. Mr. Carlson enjoys expensive bourbon and long walks on the beach.:

-International Contemporary Ensemble website (http://iceorg.org/about/artist/carlson)
2/21/2024

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"Exploring spaces between jazz and experimental music, trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards has become a unique voice in the NYC experimental scene, collaborating with improvisational pioneers Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, John Zorn and Anthony Braxton along with performance artists Mike Kelly, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono. Celebrated as an adventurous performer, Stephanies theatrical tendencies often include multi-disciplinary collaborations of sight, sound and movement. An avid collaborator and supporter of new music, Stephanie has premiered new works throughout North America and Europe, while having her own compositions premiered at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center. Stephanie is a founding member of the Asphalt Orchestra, created the collective Bang On a Can, where she has worked with David Byrne, St. Vincent, Susan Marshall and has also performed alongside Kronos Quartet, The Pixies, Kanye West, A-Trak and Common. Stephanie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, McGill University and the California Institute of the Arts and has held residency at Stanford University. A recent addition to the faculty at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Stephanie also encourages the performance and commissioning of jazz and new music as Vice-President of the Festival of New Trumpet (FONT). Richards is currently working towards the release of a Tricentric Foundation grant for commissioned scents and sounds."

-The Loft (http://theloft.ucsd.edu/index.php/event/1546)
2/21/2024

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"D. Edward Davis is a composer of electronic and acoustic music. His work often engages with the sounds of the environment, exploring processes, patterns, and systems inspired by nature. Recent performers of his work include the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, the Witches Duo, Musica Nova, Callithumpian Consort, the Williams College Percussion Ensemble, Soundry Ensemble, Red Hedgehog Trio, yMusic, the Duke New Music Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, the Wet Ink Ensemble, violinist Mari Kimura, pianist Ingrid Lee, and flutist Dalia Chin and vocalist Kate McDuffie.

His compositions are featured on the Spectropol Records compilation Possible Worlds, Vol. 2, and on recordings by Red Hedgehog Trio (10 x 10), David Thornton (Parallel Realities), Eric Honour (Phantasm: Music for Saxophone and Computer), and Erik Carlson (Music for Violin).

Davis's work has been presented at the EcoSono Environmental Music and Sound Art Festival in Anchorage, AK (2017), SlowSD - Festival of Slow Music in San Diego (2017), the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA (2016), the New Music Gathering in Baltimore (2016), the Something Said Only Once festival in Flagstaff, AZ (2015), the Brooklyn Acoustic Ecology Festival (2015), the ITEA Midwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Bowling Green, OH (2015), the Under the Radar Festival in Omaha (2014), and SoundWalk in Long Beach, CA (2013).

He has participated in the Experimental Listening & Music Sessions (Boston, 2016 and 2017), the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (North Adams, MA, 2016), the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYC, 2014), the EcoSono Institute (Anchorage, AK, 2013), the nief-norf Summer Festival and Research Summit (Greenville, SC, 2012, 2013, and 2014) and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice / SICPP (Boston, MA, 2012 and 2014), and was selected as a Composer Fellow for the 2012 Other Minds Festival in San Francisco. He has attended artist residencies at the Ragdale Foundation (IL), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center (NE), and the Ucross Foundation (WY).

Davis's scholarly work "The Map and the Territory: Documenting David Dunn's Sky Drift" was published in Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press) in early 2017. He recently presented papers at the 2017 New Music Gathering in Bowling Green, OH and at the Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism in Knoxville, TN."

-University of New Haven, CT (https://www.newhaven.edu/faculty-staff-profiles/d-edward-davis.php)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Manfred Werder 2003 (1) 1:10:00

CD2



1. Manfred Werder 2003 (2) 1:10:00

CD3



1. Manfred Werder 2003 (3) 1:10:00

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