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Morton Feldman - Piano and String Quartet (1985)
Written two years before his death in 1987, Morton Feldman’s Piano and String Quartet is a shimmering, pristine musical event. Contrasting Aki Takahashi’s widely-spaced piano arpeggios with Kronos Quartet’s extended chords, Feldman allows lingering sounds from either the piano or the strings to haze over many of the piece’s near-silences. Kronos plays their parts with tremulous fragility, often making pointedly clear the viola’s musical valley between the leading violins and the trailing cello. By the time Feldman composed this piece, he was deeply committed to extended works—chamber pieces that could telescope motifs and worry their tonality so that it warbled between hauntingly atonal and familiarly tonal singing. This is a powerful, evening piece, one that can set an extravagantly crystalline musical mood.
Tape manipulation and effects by Window Magic. Everything you hear was generated by the original stereo track and some tape machines.
This version is a part of the Screws Reworked project:reworked.nilsfrahm.com/rework/SOL/sol-window-magic
You can listen to the original here: screws.nilsfrahm.com
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Weekend for Holidays by Kirrin Island.
Wonderful new video! Kirrin Island is an illustrator, artist and DJ engaged and commited to Hamburg’s colorful DIY scene, his EP Monkeypuzzle is out tomorrow…
Shot in black and white, the 35mm documentary was filmed between 1988 and 1990 in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, England, the United States and Switzerland, and shows Frith rehearsing, performing, giving interviews and relaxing. Other musicians featured include René Lussier, Iva Bittová, Tom Cora, Tim Hodgkinson, Bob Ostertag and John Zorn.