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Juxtavoices: Warning: May Contain Notes (Discus)

Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 voices whose repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts, here in a CD/DVD release with a reinterpretation of early an Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent into hell.

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UPC: 5051078952123

Label: Discus
Catalog ID: 58CD/DVD
Squidco Product Code: 23373

Format: CD & DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded in various locations.


Julie Archer

Martin Archer

Jon Ashe

David Bartholomew

Ian Baxter

Mick Beck

Nathan Bettany

Geoff Bright

Chris Bywater

Clinton Chaloner

Julie Cole

Laura Cole

Emma Cooper

Paul Coupe

Edward Eggleston

Kat Fletcher

Sharon Gill

Alan Halsey

Matt Harling

Lyn Hodnett

Christine Kennedy

Bo Meson

Tamar Millen

Geraldine Monk

Rick Moran

Liam Murphy

Tim Plant

Marion Rout

Liz Searle

Wolfgang Seel

Walt Shaw

Jan Todd

Jane Tormey

Caroline Veal

Peter Veal

Linda Lee Welch

Gillian Whiteley

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track listing:


1. An Imp Unity Of Dyads

2. Ascent

3. RMMV Asturias

4. Drawn From No Well

5. Helvetica

6. Western Works


1. Ascent 9:14

2. RMMV Asturias 13:49

3. An Imp Unity Of Dyads 10:07

4. Helvetica 15:35

5. To You & Me Krakatoa 11:28

6. Atavistic Ennui 10:29
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"Third collection of works by the mighty antichoir Juxtavoices collects all the pieces we performed in the period 2012-2015 plus a disc of DVD interpretations created in collaboration with Bo Meson. Four group members contribute compositions to this collection which includes troubled seascapes, exploding islands, futurist wars, curious wordplay on the subject of ageing disreputably, a reinterpretation of early Cabaret Voltaire recordings and a terrifying ascent to the very jaws of hell. These recordings were made over the course of a couple of years at various concert and rehearsal locations, following which the group took a 12 month sabbatical to recover from a regime of fortnightly rehearsals and 40 or so gigs over the previous 5 years. Juxtavoices returns refreshed to the stage in 2017!"-Discus

"Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 30 mostly untrained voices whose repertoire includes members' own compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts. The scores provide structure but freedom of pitch allows improvisation to shape the detail so that no two performances are ever the same. Audiences are unfailingly surprised by the Juxtavoices sound. Some try to name-check composers in the avant-garde tradition but none quite fit. Some shudder at the dark theatricality, some hear the humour, some are outraged while others feel an irresistible urge to join the ranks. This is singing on the edge of not-singing or vice versa, a music only previously heard in a sound-poet's dreams. The group enjoys unusual acoustic spaces - furnace floor or bear pit or library stairwell - as well as churches and more conventional concert venues. It hopes to create a chord which will startle the ghost of Thomas Tallis. Directed by Martin Archer and Alan Halsey Juxtavoices uniquely combines the outer reaches of improvised music and innovative poetry."-Juxatvoices Facebook page

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