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Pisaro-Liu, Michael : Two Scrolls From Western Australia (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Composer Michael Pisaro-Liu asked guitarist Jameson Feakes and saxophonist Josten Myburgh to each select a location in Western Australia and make a set of field recordings at different times of day, providing the basis for a musical scroll akin to Chinese scroll paintings, each musician then a poetic character placed into the virtual landscape of their recordings.
 

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UPC: 4011778039686

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 2206
Squidco Product Code: 32074

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Boorloo, in Perth, Australia, in Feburary, 2022, by Kieran Kenderessy.


Personnel:

Michael Pisaro-composer

Josten Myburgh-alto saxophone

Jameson Feakes-electric guitar

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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)
11/16/2022

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"Josten Myburgh: Perth-based musician, influenced (mostly) by early music, fluxus, footwork, hip-hop, Wandelweiser, free improvisation and folk music, and interested (broadly) in gentleness, silence, repetition, counterpoint, juxtaposition and nonsense.

I work for Tura New Music as a curator of their 'grassroots' concert and workshop programs, centred around experimental chamber music and free improvisation.

I am part of running the label Tone List, which represents some exploratory music activities in Perth through releasing records and organising concerts.

I've studied with Antoine Beuger, Lindsay Vickery (WAAPA), Stuart James (WAAPA), and also undertaken mentorships and emerging artist programs with Alessandro Bosetti, Perluigi Billone, James Ledger and Richard Barrett.

I've performed at Klangraum (Düsseldorf), AudioArt Festival (Krakow), Cable#8 (Nantes), 101 Scelsi/Cage Festival (Palermo), Tilde New Music & Sound Art (Melbourne) and the Totally Huge New Music Festival (Perth).​Music I've made is out on Edition Wandelweiser, Flaming Pines, Tone List, Ivory Tower Records.

I'm currently a PhD candidate at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and also teach there as a sessional lecturer. My research surrounds the intersections of radical philosophies of hope and experimental music communities.

I play composed music with Jameson Feakes and with the ensemble Breaking Waves. I also play free improvisation, usually with Michael McNab (Tchake), Emilio Gordoa, Sage Pbbbt, and eszetts. My solo performances often incorporate a mixture of composed laptop electronics, improvisation, voice, objects and 'non-musical' elements."

-Josten Myburgh Website (http://www.jostenmyburgh.com/discography.html)
11/16/2022

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"Jameson Feakes - Perth Based Guitarist, Improvisor, Etc."

-Jameson Feakes Website (http://www.jamesonfeakes.com/contact)
11/16/2022

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track listing:


1. 01 24:20

2. 02 24:00
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"When one contemplates there is no form, but when one examines, there is coherence."

Bu Yantu, quoted by François Jullien in The Great Image Has No Form

Two scrolls in Western Australia was written in collaboration with Jameson Feakes and Josten Myburgh. I asked each musician to select a location in Western Australia and then to make a set of field recordings there at different times of day. These recordings form the basis of the two scrolls. As with scroll paintings made in China from the Song Dynasty onward, poetic characters (here represented by music for the two instruments) are placed above the landscape."-Michael Pisaro-Liu

The artists wish to pay acknowledgement to Whadjuk Noongar, Chumash, Tongva, Fernandeño Tataviam and Kizh Lands, and custodians and elders of these lands past, present & future.

the development and recording of this work was supported by the Western Australian government through the department of local government, sports and cultural industries.

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