7701B - Metal Meditations

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. Recently he fathered the collecting on-going sound ritual "Sounds Out of Silent Spaces." In the early sixties, together with Jame 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 managers with the information that all will deal with, and they are rehearsed so that their vocabulary of music is as clear as analytical minds in the community of composers..."

Several different pages of the 45 page "Metal Meditations" score are realized on this recording. The recording was made in June 1976 at the New Wilderness Foundation during an audience participation evening.

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released April 21, 1976

Performed by Philip Corner

Album Art photographed by Elizabeth Speight.

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 inset 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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