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trevor wishart-fanfare & contrapunctus/imago lp (pan)

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trevor wishart: fanfare & contrapunctus/imago

Vinyl issue of two very important works by this early British sound poet and electronic composer, compiling one of Trevor Wishart's first ever pieces Fanfare & Contrapunctus (from 1976) and one of his latest, Imago (from 2002), documenting a modern approach in composition and an extremely unique progress in sound manipulation and music technology. Fanfare & Contrapunctus (1976): "These two short pieces were made at the newly opened electronic studio at the Sydney Conservatorium, before the advent of music computer technology. The source material derives from free improvisations by Trevor Wishart and Martin Mayes using 'soft trumpets', pop-guns, French Horn and virtuoso eating noises, plus recordings of birdsong and other environmental sources." Imago (2002) "...the universe in a grain of sand..." "Imago is a piece of magical sound metamorphosis in which the single 'clink' of two whisky glasses gradually metamorphoses into a multitude of other sounds, eventually alluding to the sounds of birdsong, a junkyard gamelan, the ocean and the human voice, but never entirely abandoning its links to this minimal source. The piece was made using sound transformation software written by the composer, available through the Composers Desktop Project, and the original source sound was taken from Jonty Harrison's 'et ainsi de suite'." The LP is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened PVC sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas.

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