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Artist: WISHART, TREVOR
Title: Fanfare & Contrapunctus/Imago
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: Greece
Price: $27.00
"Vinyl issue of two very important works by this early British sound poet and electronic composer, compiling one of Trevor Wisharts 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 Harrisons 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." - Pan.
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Artist: WISHART, TREVOR
Title: Journey into Space
Format: CD
Label: Paradigm Discs
Country: UK
Price: $16.50
"an amazing aural journey recorded in 1972, and highly recommended (really his best work)." - Anomalous. from the liner notes: "A musical / allegorical journey, created on tape. A man wakes from a dream and sets off on a car journey. On his car radio, he tunes into the sounds of a space-rocket launch. The two journeys coalesce in his mind. Traveling on through many strange musical landscapes he arrives at a hall of doors. On passing through, the threads of his journey are drawn together. Made in the York University Studio, Journey into Space uses many improvised and composed musics for scaffolding pipes, steel combs, toy instruments, doors & the sounds of many other objects & situations, as well as conventional instruments, voices and electronics." Recorded in 1972.

Artist: WISHART, TREVOR
Title: Journey Into Space
Format: CD
Label: Paradigm Discs
Country: UK
Price: $16.50
"York Universitys music department houses one of the UKs first ever electronic music studios, and during the early seventies it was a hotbed of creative activity. Much of the released output from the studio at this time revolved around the work of the dynamic composer Trevor Wishart. Journey Into Space was his first release, composed between 1970 and 72, and was privately pressed (shortly before the formation of YES records), as two separate LPs in 1973. (The CD cover amalgamates the 2 original designs). Along with other early private releases of experimental music in the UK (ie the LP of sound poems by Cobbing/Jandl, or the LP of musique concrète by Desmond Leslie), this record is also a total anomaly in the canon of British experimental music and has little to do with the current, or even subsequent work by Wishart. The vast length of this piece has many different styles. There are acoustic sections, mostly of junk and toys (bike bells, squeeze horns, bottles, metal tubes, combs etc.) as well as flute and brass sections that are used as raw material. There are also sections of everyday field recordings, scraps of NASA Apollo transmissions, as well as plenty of multitracking, editing, vocal acrobatics and musique concrète. Among the 48 participants credited on the original sleeve are a whole roster of York University alumni including nearly all the artists who were showcased on the soon to be released 3LP box set Electronic Music From York, along with other noteworthy students as diverse as Steve Beresford, Jonty Harrison, Roger Marsh, Dominic Muldowney, Bernard Rands and Jan Steele. The co-operative spirit of Yorks music and drama departments, plus the raw enthusiasm and open attitude of the participants involved in the project gave this music an immediacy, similar to the later LAFMS scene." - Paradigm
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Artist: WISHART, TREVOR
Title: Red Bird: A Political Prisoners Dream
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents another installment in its Early Electronic series, a silver vinyl reissue of Trevor Wisharts Red Bird: A Political Prisoners Dream, composed between 1973 and 1977 using the studio of the University of York, and originally released in 1978 by York Electronic Studios. Wisharts compositional interests deal mainly with the interpolation by technological means between the human voice and natural sounds. He has been very active since the early 1970s in the area of electro-acoustic music (first with tape manipulation, later with computer pieces) and music theater pieces. He pays special attention to musical education, collaborative performance projects, and solo practice using original vocal techniques. In 1973 he did his doctoral dissertation at the University of York in musical composition. Since the mid 70s he has been doing systematic research into vocal sounds and speech articulation and the possibilities for their notation and musical organization, giving special emphasis to computer technologies. He is the author of a number of theoretical books on musical composition, philosophy, and sociology and has contributed to the design and implementation of software tools used in the creation of digital music." - Sub Rosa.
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