あらゆるリスナーの方に大大大推薦！！ボーナストラックが追加された拡張3CDセット再発版！！未体験の方は是非！！オリジナルはドイツのフランクフルトにあった劇場が主宰したマイナーレーベルTheater am Turm Editionより3LPセットで82年にリリース、フェルドマンやケージの制約された美的センスに影響されつつも、土着感覚を忘れずに独自の特異なアプローチを追求したドイツの作曲家Walter Zimmermann。試聴の通りガッチガチの現音ものでは無い故郷のフランコニア民謡を軸とした多彩且つ(ある意味)カジュアルな集成となっており、ハープを爪弾く女性の歌唱ものやら、ポツポツとパーカッションを落とし込む静謐なミニマル、どこか埃っぽい構成までと、最初から最後まで全ての流れが完璧。コンテンポラリー、民族音楽ファンだけでなく、あらゆる音楽ファンにリーチする超名作。60ページブックレット付きのスリップケースBOX仕様。
The reissued tracks have been reordered to fit the composer’s current thoughts on the cycle. This release also includes a third album of more recently recorded supplemental material and performances, and revised versions of works, issued for the first time.
Front cover photography from the book Nürnberg, damals, heute : 100 Bilder zum Nachdenken ("Nuremberg, Then and Today: 100 Images for Reflection"), 1970 by Ray D'Addario.
Glasses = Bowed Glas Harmonica
Deluxe 3-CD set in slipcase with 60-page book
Single CDs housed in plain white paper covers
Despite having an undeniable canon, the minimalist music movement which developed during the 1960s and continues to flourish and evolve today, is defined by a remarkable breadth in ideas and compositional approach. Particularly in Europe, it rapidly took on a diverse number of influences and became very much its own thing. Of the composers who proposed an alternate reality for this territory of sound, there have been few more accomplished than the German composer, Walter Zimmermann.
All too often overlooked, his remarkable body of work stretches over 40 years. Now, expanding on their long-standing dedication to championing his work, we’re overjoyed to highlight the New York based imprint Mode Records' expanded reissue of Zimmermann’s seminal work, Lokale Musik, originally issued 1982 and out of print for decades since.
Long been celebrated for his seminal book on American minimalist composers, Desert Plants, the music of the Cologne School associated composer and student of Werner Heider and Mauricio Kagel, Walter Zimmermann, veers far afield from dominant historical notions of what the idiom was and is. Lokale Musik, among his most important works and originally stretching across a full three LPs set, remains the near perfect casual of his singular approach and ideas - drawing on historical, social, and psychological considerations of sound, with starting points for melodic material often derived from the Franconian folk songs of his native soil.
Slow moving, threaded by expansive of space and jarring articulations of time, the individual works across these three CDs - the first two containing the complete original set of Lokale Musik, with the third delving into recently recorded supplemental material and performances, issued for the very first time, explode with abstraction and complexity, aesthetically falling far closer to the constrained musics of Feldman and Cage, rather than the ecstatic modalities for which Minimalism has largely become known. This is an avant-garde music of social and cultural consciousness, with arguable proximity to the some of the ideas proposed by Zimmermann’s great teacher, Kagel, bubbling at their core.
Fascinating, beautiful, engaging, and endlessly challenging, at long last the seminal Lokale Musik returns to the world in this wonderfully expanded triple CD edition packaged in a deluxe slipcase, complete with a 60-page book, containing the original liner notes by Zimmermann, a new essay by the composer, a text by Christopher Fox, and numerous photos and illustrations.
Unquestionably essential for any fan of Minimalism and 20th and 21st century avant-garde avant-classical music.
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