The Door in the Wall...instruments D'illusion

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Toccare (1,397.75 kb)
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Ostinato & Dance (1,397.75 kb)
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SKU: CD-ISI 01-02
Call Number: CD 505
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 1998
Record Label: Private Edition

"An enrichment of humanity" said one person about this large-scale work by vivie' vinçent.
Another experienced "a hypnotic almost oniric effect" , and for another the overall architectural span of the work recalled Glenn Gould's "The Idea of North". The booklet's back cover reads "for glenn gould and gwendolyn macewen " but Glenn Gould is more than a phantom reference here, for what vivie' vinçent considers to be his most valuable legacy has been furthered and taken to new heights by this artist in this two-cd project. vivie' vinçent has daringly and confidently imposed her own experiments in microphony upon three of the thirteen works on the programme, shattering conventional hearing and notions of the harpsichord. Here is music liberated at last from the confines of this cruel one-dimensional instrument.

- h.m. anton

"the idea of silence" for harpsichordist, metal chair, microphones and anæchoïc chamber, is a dur comment on the encroaching disappearance of silence (in its miriad metaphors) in the human world. The recording project "the door in the wall…instrumemntS d'illusion?" was begun on January 2, 1998, Barbara Pentland's birthday (to whom the discs are dedicated) and also, the first day of the "ice storm" in Montréal. Here now was a new stillness to be treasured. "the idea of silence" pays hommage to that stillness.

vivie' vinçent's website: www.isidorart.qc.ca

BARBARA PENTLAND

1. Ostinato & Dance

CALLIOPE TSOUPAKI

2. Common Passion

DAVID EAGLE

3. Toccare

PIERRE SCHAEFFER

4. Bilude

FRANÇOIS ROSE

5. À Perte D'Espace

BRUCE MATHER

6. Saumur

PIERRE DESROCHERS

7. Eudoxia

JOHN BECKWITH

8. On The Other Hand

RODNEY SHARMAN

9. Kore

SIMON EMMERSON

10. Points of Departure

WENDY PREZAMENT

11. 2 Pieces for Harpsichord

BRIAN CHERNEY

12. Déploration

VIVIENNE SPITERI

13. ...the idea of silence...





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