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Lee Howard checking in with David van T.
David van Tiegham???? Where have been hiding? I loved your work from the
anderson records, and your solo work...I used to dj in college, ( on-air,
pre-turntable-ism) and played your records all the time....would you be
in the possibility of playing with us? We are a sample based loop music ,
subotnick, part loop guru, part afro-celt sound system....al parts us,
TonePharaoh. Myself ( bassiste) and the main synthesist
( dwight loop) have been at this 10 years now, and have always needed a
sonicist on guitar. They are hard to find. We have been exploring the
world of musique concrete' and the worl-soul-groove...attempting to draw it
together into a melange of trance inducding electronique....we succeed, we
we contiue to experiment.
We are in the Bay area., san francisco...dwight loop ( his real name) has
with a close friend of Laurie's in NY, and we both have played with dj
Cheb-i-sabah most recently. Our music is built around modality, samples,
loops....samples from cambodian freedom fighter, monks crying out their
confessions to a holy templar, muslims mulahs,kaliphs and sepphardic
chantresses....are you in NY....what are you up to know?
Tastes of our music ( on CyberiaRecords) can be heard temporarily at
http://www.mp3.com/tonepharoah and my site: http://www.leehoworks.org
Dwight's site is: http://www.earwaves.net
would love to speak with you...at least to find out what intriguing
you're on to now 20 years later, and how you're poised for the 21st
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David Van Tieghem wrote:
> Xenakis' "Bohor 1" is one of the most incredible pieces I've ever heard.
> Does anyone know if there has been any re-release on CD of this?
> All I know of is the Nonesuch LP from the 70's which I still have.
> Xenakis' music is certainly more "mathematical" than Reich's, though
> in particular has an organic, sound-exploration quality to it that was
> inspiring to me early in my career.
> Interestingly, and related to this list, Steve Reich's work with
> "phasing" came about more as an accidental
> discovery than as an exploration of a mathematical idea. Before
> "Drumming" came works
> involving tape loops of identical vocal material ("It's Gonna Rain")
> on different reel-to-reel tape decks that,
> after initially starting in unison, of course drifted very slowly out
> of sync with each other.
> This idea was then applied to a live musician with tape loop ("Violin
> Phase"), and then
> musicians without tape ("Piano Phase" and "Drumming"), drifting in
> and out of sync with each other
> in an organized way.
> When I played in Steve's group in the 70's, I don't believe I ever
> actually saw a score to "Drumming" - it
> was just taught to me by example. It was an incredible piece to play
> (as were others from that era) because you had to pay attention while
> letting yourself go to become part of the group groove - a kind of
> active trance.
> Anyway, does anything exist like a stereo Jam Man? Or is that coming
> with the Repeater?
> David Van Tieghem
> >Jon Southwood wrote:
> >> Scott,
> >> Can't help you with the Drumming score, but if you're interested in a
> >> musical connection with Le Corbusier, check out Iannis Xenakis.
> >> actually worked with Le Corbusier for a number of years. His
> >> composition Metastasis is organized by the ratios of Le Corbusier's
> >> Modulus. Xenakis also has a couple (more recent) percussion pieces:
> >> Pleiades (not sure of the spelling) and Rebonds. Both are
> >> and given his predilection for mathematics, engineering, and
> >> architecture is bound to have some sort of mathematical thread.
> >> If anyone hasn't heard any Xenakis, but has heard of "stochastic
> >> (his term) or "granular synthesis" (originates from a section of his
> >> book, Formalised Music), run out and listen to some of his pieces.
> >> (beginning) recommendations: Metastasis, Pithoprakta, Tetora,
> >> and Rebonds. His early electronic music, which featured slowly
> >> progressing transformation of source material might appeal to people
> >> this list as well. Check out: Bohor and Concret PH.
> >> Good luck,
> >> Jon Southwood
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org
> >thanks for the Xenakis mentions. i look forward to finding these...
> >might i also add a few of my picks?
> >to wit:
> >Akrata for 16 wind instruments (1964-65)
> >ST/10=1-080262 for ten instruments (1956-1962)
> >Atrees (hommage a pascal) for 10 instruments (1962)
> >Morisma-Amorisma, for piano, violin, cello, double bass (1962)
> >ST/4, for string quartet (1962)
> >Nomos Alpha, for cello (1966)
> >and i agree Bohor I and Concret P-H are musts, along with
> >lance g.
> DAVID VAN TIEGHEM
> Composer/Percussionist/Performer/Sound Designer
> Original Music for Film, TV, Theater, Dance & Multimedia