7701A - Breath Chants

by Philip Corner

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Philip Corner is a composer familiar to avant garde audiences for his unique vision of sound, a picturing of elements and energy. He fathered the collective on-going sound ritual "Sounds Out of Silent Spaces." In the early sixties, together with James Tenney and Malcolm Golstein, he organized the pioneering "Tone Roads Concerts." Earlier still, he studied music in Paris and calligraphy in Korea, where he was stationed in the U.S. Army.

Corner's scores are calligraphic: a simple, clean stroke, leaving space for sounds, for possibilities. Even though the scores appear to give a lot of freedom in their execution, Corner has a very exact idea as to how they should be played. A critic has said: "The performers are the messengers with the information that all will deal with, and they are rehearsed so that their vocabulary of music is as clear as possible. Corner is a special person in this respect; he is one of the clearest analytical minds in the community of composers..."

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released April 21, 1977

Performed by Philip Corner.

Funding for this project comes in part from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Co-produced by Denis Thalson, Charlie Morrow, and Barbara Baracks.

Graphic Design on insert by Mary Nell Hawk.

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Charlie Morrow Barton, Vermont

AUDIOGRAPHICS was a New Wilderness Foundation project of the 1970s. AUDIOGRAPHICS offered a number of sound artists the opportunity to record a variety of works - experimental and traditional music, poetry, storytelling and other sound and language art - in a professional recording studio. Now, you can stream these AUDIOGRAPHICS releases, here. ... more

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