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JOHN CAGE : Complete Song Books

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  • Format: 2LP [KR029]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68kg
  • Label: Karlrecords

""... to consider the Song Books as a work of art is nearly impossible. Who would dare? It resembles a brothel, doesn't it?" --John Cage. Complete Song Books, volume three in the Perihel series on Karlrecords, along with La Legende d'Eer (KR 024LP, 2016) and Douze Inventions en Six Modes De Jeu (KR 028LP, 2015), is dedicated to one of the most iconic composers of 20th century, John Cage. All 92 pieces of Song Books are presented here, with stunning interpretations by Reinhold Friedl, recorded at Rashad Becker's Clunk Studio who also contributed live electronics. John Cage (1912-1992) is one of the most important composers in modern music: with more than 250 compositions, many of which are considered key works of new music, and theoretical essays on composition, he significantly changed the way we think about and perceive music today. But Cage not only left a major impact in the academic world, he is also cited as an important inspiration by a wide range of diverse musicians from younger generations, be it electronic producers, experimentalists or noise artists. His Song Books, published 1970 in three volumes, is a collection of open works that contains not only songs, but a strange hybrid collection of compositions, graphic scores, meditation rules, experimental settings, absurd musical instructions, performance settings, musical references, and fluxus-inspired actions such as eating fruits or drinking cognac (Cage loved whiskey and cognac). When Reinhold Friedl (director of the ensemble Zeitkratzer) entered the Clunk Studio to record the whole cycle with Rashad Becker (who handled the feedback cabinet and live electronics), the idea was quite simple: to approach each single piece in an informal way but to do all 92 pieces in the right order. What came out in the end is a kaleidoscopic lecture and interpretation of the compositions with the help of a strange mixture of ancient and modern tools: new electronics, old and special microphones, self-built instruments, arbitrary garbage sounds, sophisticated live-electronics devices, and quotes. Complete Song Books turns out to be an early hymn for sonic freedom, a sonic promenade full of beautiful references. Constructed by Reinhold Friedl. Performed by: Reinhold Friedl - voice, toys, wooden games, metal objects, complex objects, microphones, garbage, ... ; Rashad Becker - feedback cabinet, live electronics. Mastered and cut at D&M, Berlin. 180 gram vinyl in an edition of 500; Includes insert and download code. Artwork by Lillevan."



Tracklist
A1 Solo For Voice #01
A2 Solo For Voice #02
A3 Solo For Voice #03
A4 Solo For Voice #04
A5 Solo For Voice #05
A6 Solo For Voice #06
A7 Solo For Voice #07
A8 Solo For Voice #08
A9 Solo For Voice #09
A10 Solo For Voice #10
A11 Solo For Voice #11
A12 Solo For Voice #12
A13 Solo For Voice #13
A14 Solo For Voice #14
A15 Solo For Voice #15
A16 Solo For Voice #16
A17 Solo For Voice #17
A18 Solo For Voice #18
A19 Solo For Voice #19
A20 Solo For Voice #20
A21 Solo For Voice #21
A22 Solo For Voice #22
A23 Solo For Voice #23
A24 Solo For Voice #24
A25 Solo For Voice #25
A26 Solo For Voice #26
A27 Solo For Voice #27
B1 Solo For Voice #28
B2 Solo For Voice #29
B3 Solo For Voice #30
B4 Solo For Voice #31
B5 Solo For Voice #32
B6 Solo For Voice #33
B7 Solo For Voice #34
B8 Solo For Voice #35
B9 Solo For Voice #36
B10 Solo For Voice #37
B11 Solo For Voice #38
B12 Solo For Voice #39
B13 Solo For Voice #40
B14 Solo For Voice #41
B15 Solo For Voice #42
B16 Solo For Voice #43
B17 Solo For Voice #44
B18 Solo For Voice #45
B19 Solo For Voice #46
B20 Solo For Voice #47
B21 Solo For Voice #48
B22 Solo For Voice #49
B23 Solo For Voice #50
B24 Solo For Voice #51
B25 Solo For Voice #52
B26 Solo For Voice #53
B27 Solo For Voice #54
B28 Solo For Voice #55
B29 Solo For Voice #56
B30 Solo For Voice #57
C1 Solo For Voice #58
C2 Solo For Voice #59
C3 Solo For Voice #60
C4 Solo For Voice #61
C5 Solo For Voice #62
C6 Solo For Voice #63
C7 Solo For Voice #64
C8 Solo For Voice #65
C9 Solo For Voice #66
C10 Solo For Voice #67
C11 Solo For Voice #68
C12 Solo For Voice #69
C13 Solo For Voice #70
C14 Solo For Voice #71
C15 Solo For Voice #72
C16 Solo For Voice #73
C17 Solo For Voice #74
D1 Solo For Voice #75
D2 Solo For Voice #76
D3 Solo For Voice #77
D4 Solo For Voice #78
D5 Solo For Voice #79
D6 Solo For Voice #80
D7 Solo For Voice #81
D8 Solo For Voice #82
D9 Solo For Voice #83
D10 Solo For Voice #84
D11 Solo For Voice #85
D12 Solo For Voice #86
D13 Solo For Voice #87
D14 Solo For Voice #87
D15 Solo For Voice #88
D16 Solo For Voice #89
D17 Solo For Voice #90
D18 Solo For Voice #91
D19 Solo For Voice #92

Credits
Artwork – Lillevan
Composed By – John Cage
Concept – Reinhold Friedl
Electronics – Rashad Becker
Layout – Kaidoh
Photography – Co Broerse
Sounds – Reinhold Friedl
Voice – Reinhold Friedl


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