Label: Dom America
これはちょっとした事件？驚きの作品がリリース！！主に室内楽、バレエ、オペラの為の曲を書き、また小説家としても活動していたアメリカの作家ポール・ボウルズ(1910-1999)。このジャケを見てピンと来る方もいると思うのですが、実はこの作品、98年に一度イタリアAlga Marghenがブライオン・ガイシンの作品としてリリースしていたもの(現在は廃盤)。なんとコレが全くのデタラメだったらしく、実際はポール・ボウルズが1950年代後半に制作した唯一の実験コンクレート録音！！この間違いを正すべくDom Americaが正規版を制作、24ページ及ぶ関係者の解説ブックレットを付けて再リリース。水滴が落ちる音、強い風が吹き抜ける音などを使用した生々しくも荒れた感触のテープ作品集。マスト。
The American author and composer Paul Bowles (1910-1999) wrote music that encompassed a broad variety of genres, including scores for theatre; opera; orchestration for ballet; chamber music; soundtracks for art ﬁlms; and piano compositions. However, he also ventured into the realm of experimental sound recordings, particularly those of a style often referred to as musique concrète.
Bowles died in November, 1999, in Tangier, Morocco, where he had lived since 1947. Increasingly frail during the last few years of his life, he was unaware that Ramuntcho Matta and Emanuele Carcano had published, in 1998, an experimental piece of his music on Carcano’s Alga Marghen CD label without copyright and misattributed the work to the artist Brion Gysin.
However, the CD, entitled The Pool K III, was composed and performed by Paul Bowles during the late 1950s, and is his most significant and extended creation of musique concrète, a part of his musical oeuvre least-known to his listening audience. It is Paul Bowles' most unfathomable musical work, one not yielding to easy interpretation and unique to even his own wide-ranging catalog of compositions. It is a realm of sound that creates a dreamlike journey without a clear point of origin or destination—a sojourn to be experienced in its entirety, without stopping.
Jon Carlson’s notes set forth all the particulars, followed by additional notes from Irene Herrmann and Jeffrey Miller. This Cadmus Editions/Dom America CD of The Pool K III reproduces the Alga Marghen release and restores the work to the music estate of its rightful author, Paul Bowles.