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John Cage Complete Song Books KR029 2 LP
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Format2 Vinyl LP
Ordering NumberKR029
Barcode5050580660861
labelKarlrecords
Release date18/11/2016
salesrank4422

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      “ … to consider the Song Books as a work of art is nearly impossible. Who would dare? It resembles a brothel, doesn’t it?” John Cage.

      Volume 3 in the PERIHEL series on KARLRECORDS is dedicated to one of the most iconic composers of 20th century: JOHN CAGE. All 92 pieces of the “Song Books” in stunning interpretations by REINHOLD FRIEDL, recorded at RASHAD BECKER’s Clunk Studio who also contributed live electronics.

      JOHN CAGE (1912-1992) is one of the most important composers in modern music: with more than 250 compositions, many of which are considered key works of New Music, and theoretical essays on composition he significantly changed the way we think about and perceive music today. But CAGE not only left a major impact in the academic world, he is also cited as an important inspiration by a wide range of diverse musicians from a younger generation, be it electronic producers, experimentalists or noise artists. His “Song Books”, published 1970 in three volumes, is a collection of open works that contains not only songs but a strange hybrid collection of compositions, graphic scores, meditation rules, experimental settings, absurd musical instructions, performance settings, musical references, and Fluxus-inspired actions such as eating fruits or drinking cognac (CAGE loved whiskey and cognac) …

      When REINHOLD FRIEDL (director of the ensemble ZEITKRATZER) entered the CLUNK Studio to record the whole cycle with RASHAD BECKER (who handled the feedback cabinet and live electronics), the idea was quite simple: to approach each single piece in an informal way but to do all 92 pieces in the right order. What came out in the end is a kaleidoscopic lecture and interpretation of the compositions with the help of a strange mixture of ancient and modern tools: new electronics, old and special microphones, self-built instruments, arbitrary garbage sounds, sophisticated live-electronics devices, quotes … “Complete Song Books” turns out to be an early hymn for sonic freedom,

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      Vol. 1: LP
      • Seite A
        • 1.Song Books 0100:56
        • 2.Song Books 0200:34
        • 3.Song Books 0300:44
        • 4.Song Books 0400:45
        • 5.Song Books 0501:59
        • 6.Song Books 0600:27
        • 7.Song Books 0701:27
        • 8.Song Books 0800:43
        • 9.Song Books 0900:35
        • 10.Song Books 1000:09
        • 11.Song Books 1100:25
        • 12.Song Books 1200:19
        • 13.Song Books 1300:18
        • 14.Song Books 1400:04
        • 15.Song Books 1500:23
        • 16.Song Books 1600:36
        • 17.Song Books 1700:52
        • 18.Song Books 1800:07
        • 19.Song Books 1900:09
        • 20.Song Books 2000:30
        • 21.Song Books 2100:23
        • 22.Song Books 2202:09
        • 23.Song Books 2300:15
        • 24.Song Books 2400:19
        • 25.Song Books 2500:18
        • 26.Song Books 2600:13
        • 27.Song Books 2700:04
      • Seite B
        • 28.Song Books 2801:25
        • 29.Song Books 2900:09
        • 30.Song Books 3000:03
        • 31.Song Books 3100:13
        • 32.Song Books 3200:46
        • 33.Song Books 3300:30
        • 34.Song Books 3400:08
        • 35.Song Books 3501:19
        • 36.Song Books 3600:52
        • 37.Song Books 3700:33
        • 38.Song Books 3800:11
        • 39.Song Books 3900:18
        • 40.Song Books 4000:15
        • 41.Song Books 4101:14
        • 42.Song Books 4200:18
        • 43.Song Books 4300:27
        • 44.Song Books 4400:44
        • 45.Song Books 4501:30
        • 46.Song Books 4600:16
        • 47.Song Books 4700:15
        • 48.Song Books 4800:53
        • 49.Song Books 4900:20
        • 50.Song Books 5001:00
        • 51.Song Books 5100:44
        • 52.Song Books 5200:39
        • 53.Song Books 5300:16
        • 54.Song Books 5400:12
        • 55.Song Books 5500:13
        • 56.Song Books 5600:23
        • 57.Song Books 5700:35
      • Total:32:24
      Vol. 2: LP
      • Seite A
        • 1.Song Books 5900:36
        • 2.Song Books 6000:25
        • 3.Song Books 6100:23
        • 4.Song Books 6200:51
        • 5.Song Books 6300:22
        • 6.Song Books 6401:08
        • 7.Song Books 6501:34
        • 8.Song Books 6600:53
        • 9.Song Books 6701:26
        • 10.Song Books 6800:11
        • 11.Song Books 6900:34
        • 12.Song Books 7002:31
        • 13.Song Books 7100:30
        • 14.Song Books 7200:36
        • 15.Song Books 7301:25
        • 16.Song Books 7400:17
        • 17.Song Books 5801:38
      • Seite B
        • 18.Song Books 7502:03
        • 19.Song Books 7600:59
        • 20.Song Books 7701:42
        • 21.Song Books 7800:21
        • 22.Song Books 7901:10
        • 23.Song Books 8000:07
        • 24.Song Books 8101:14
        • 25.Song Books 8200:39
        • 26.Song Books 8301:49
        • 27.Song Books 8400:36
        • 28.Song Books 8500:19
        • 29.Song Books 8601:29
        • 30.Song Books 8700:29
        • 31.Song Books 8801:04
        • 32.Song Books 8900:52
        • 33.Song Books 9000:43
        • 34.Song Books 9100:37
        • 35.Song Books 9201:17
      • Total:32:50