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Joseph Celli

Video Ears-Music Eyes

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Item Number: oo22

 

Post-Minimal Music for Video: featuring 74 minutes of Joseph Celli's music for video, with written commentary by Tony Conrad, and poster art created by artist/designer, Robert Appleton. The performances include Jin Hi Kim, komungo; Brian Johnson, percussion; Grupo de Musica Folklorica del Peru; Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, and Malcolm Goldstein, violin. It strips away instruments to their most minimal form. We hear the violin bow in a constant 360 degree rotation, Peruvian musicians playing through their instruments, the endless glissandi of mallets, and new innovations on the ancient komungo. This system of organizing sound is part of Celli's long-standing investigation into generating sound that relates solely to the instrument that is being played, rather than to pre-established notions of Western, Asian or African scales.

avant garde ozone new music classical


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