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Pisaro-Liu, Michael / Primoz Sukic : Mind Is Moving (IX) (Edition FriForma)

The 9th piece in composer Michael Pisaro's "Mind Is Moving" series, which initiated on the Wandelweiser label with Pisaro himself performing on guitar, here with Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič (ICTUS Ensemble, The Third Guy) rendering this subtle work of slow-moving tones, harmonics and silence, electric guitar, radio & stones, a work of thoughtful space and intersected playing, slowly unfolding where each gesture and note carries significance to the composition.
 

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Label: Edition FriForma
Catalog ID: eff-009
Squidco Product Code: 31977

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Slovenia
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Centre des Arts in d'Enghien-les-Bains, France, on May 7th, 2021, by Joshua Hyde.


Personnel:

Michael Pisaro-composer

Primoz Sukic-electric guitar, radio, stones

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"Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts. His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues. It has been selected twice by the ISCM jury for performance at World Music Days festivals (Copenhagen,1996; Manchester, 1998) and has also been part of festivals in Hong Kong (ICMC, 1998), Vienna (Wien Modern,1997), Aspen (1991), London (Cutting Edge, 2007), Glasgow (INSTAL 2009), Huddersfield (2009), Chicago (New Music Chicago, 1990, 1991) and elsewhere.

He has had extended composer residencies in Germany (Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Dortmund University), Switzerland (Forumclaque/Baden), Israel (Miskenot Sha'ananmim), Greece (EarTalk) and in the U.S. (Birch Creek Music Festival, Wisconsin). Concert length portraits of his music have been given in Munich, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Vienna, Merano (Italy), Brussels, New York, Curitiba (Brazil), Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Austin, Berlin, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Zürich, Cologne, Aarau (Switzerland), and elsewhere.

He is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2005 and 2006 Grant Recipient. Much of his music of the last several years is published by Edition Wandelweiser (Germany). Several CDs of his work have been released by such labels as Edition Wandelweiser Records, Compost and Height, confront, Another Timbre, Cathnor, Nine Winds and others, including most recently "transparent city, volumes 1-4", "an unrhymed chord", "hearing metal 1", "A Wave and Waves" and "harmony series (11-16)".

His translation of poetry by Oswald Egger ("Room of Rumor") was published in 2004 by Green Integer. He is Co-Chair of Music Composition at the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles. He has performed many of his own works and those of close associates Antoine Beuger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey and Manfred Werder, and works from the experimental tradition, especially John Cage, Christian Wolff, James Tenney and George Brecht."

-Edition Wandelweiser (http://www.wandelweiser.de/michael-pisaro.html)
6/30/2022

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"Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič was born in Koper, Slovenia in 1986. He studied at the Academy of music in Ljubljana, at Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt, and at the HoGent conservatory where he specialized in contemporary performance practice with the ICTUS ensemble from Brussels. As a performer his main interests are exploring and widening the possibilities of his instruments, both classical and electric guitar. Through free improvisation and constant collaboration with composers of all generations (Nina Fukuoka, Natacha Diels, François Sarhan, Michael Maierhof, Richard Barrett among others) he is trying to expand the solo and chamber music guitar repertoire and is regularly presenting it on festivals and concert venues in Europe and united States. (Klangspuren festival, Bregenzer Festspiele, Aarhus Jazz festival, Spor Festival, Zvokotok, Slowind, Spectrum NYC ).

He is the founding member of the Brussels based duo The Third Guy, which is interested in exploring borders between composition and improvisation, and he's a member of ensemble Something out there, dedicated to perform music of composer François Sarhan. Besides that he also collaborates with ensembles ICTUS, IEMA, Soundinitiative, Vortex ensemble, Ensemble21, and Neofonia. He regularly works with dancer Jacob Storer from the Trisha Brown dance company, and musicians Tom Jackson, and Seijiro Murayama. He is also interested in exploring cooking recipes from all over the world, and following latest discoveries in space exploration."

-Ictus, Brussels (https://www.ictus.be/primoz-sukic)
6/30/2022

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track listing:


1. Mind Is Moving (IX) - for electric guitar (2011) 43:44
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"American Wandelweiser composer Michael Pisaro-Liu (1961) is known for pieces of long duration with periods of silence. In the past twenty years his work has branched out in many directions, including work with field recording, electronics, improvisation and large ensembles of very different kinds of instrumental constitution. He has performed many of his own works and those of close associates Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Manfred Werder and Kunsu Shim; and works from the experimental tradition, especially John Cage, Christian Wolff and James Tenney. / wandelweiser.de/pisaro

Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič (1986) studied at the Academy Of Music in Ljubljana, at Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt, and at the HoGent Conservatory where he specialized in contemporary performance practice with the ICTUS Ensemble from Brussels. As a performer his main interests are exploring and widening the possibilities of his instruments: both the classical and electric guitar. He is the founding member of the Brussels-based duo The Third Guy, which is constantly researching borders between composition and improvisation. He is highly interested in studying cooking recipes from all over the world, and following latest scientific discoveries in space exploration."-Inexhaustibe Editions

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