Label: Reading Group
大大大推薦、これは本当に素晴らしい録音内容！！ Pentimentsのカセット作[Harpist]、Penultimate Pressからのヴァイナル[Crooked Dances]など、まだ少ない作品数ながら確かな音源だけを残している個人的にも注目のDerek Baron。氏が2016年に人知れずひっそりと始動していた激ヤバレーベルReading Groupの作品を纏めて入手。本作はアメリカ200年の歴史のために書かれたケージの76年作品[44 Harmonies From Apartment House 1776]から13曲を選曲し、Derek Baronを軸としたフルート、ギター、ダブルベースのトリオ編成でリアライズした録音。原曲自体素晴らしいですが、この秀逸に歪められたガッサガサのテクスチャー、適度に仕込まれた実験要素など、全てが本当に上手くハマり新しい音源となっています。限定40。
Thirteen Harmonies is a selection from John Cage’s 44 Harmonies From Apartment House 1776, written for the American bicentennial, which itself is a selection of pieces in the colonial and early American choral canon. Arranged for double bass, electric guitar, and flute, from the arrangement for keyboard and violin, from the original four-part chorale, Thirteen Harmonies is an arrangement of a reduction of an arrangement of a reduction. The choral composers whose works were the material for Cage’s Apartment House were considered the avant-garde of choral music of the 18th century, and their music became the seed of Sacred Harp music, a radical lay tradition of the rural American south. John Cage composed the harmonies by way of erasure of the Protestant chorales and set them in an “apartment house” among other American voices: Native American ritual music, slave spirituals, and Sephardic incantations. What binds the lay experimentalism of William Billings and his contemporaries (all white American men) to the ‘multiplicity of centers’ of the Apartment House of John Cage (a white American man) is the destruction of a privileged musical space, the making-permeable of the division between the music of the piece and the sound of the people coming together to make the music of the piece. A positive destabilizing from within. Thirteen Harmonies was recorded live on two consecutive mornings in 2016 to a faulty 4-track on bled-through tape in Cameron’s apartment house in Queens, New York.
Limited run of 40 CD-rs in slim DVD cases.