dimanche 18 janvier 2009

Stuart Dempster - Underground Overlays from the Cistern Chapel (1985)




Art would be so boring if there was not a part of crazyness in it. The recording industry would be just a routine if there were only studio sessions, without risks and imagination... Life becomes more interesting when one is going to the very end of his (her ?) dreams, concepts, abilities..

Most of New Albion records, this innovative company based in San Francisco, shared such features. They are extreme, exciting, experimental, innovative, and never, never they take into account commercial, economic, market data, to frame creativity within borders and limits.

Stuart Dempster is a veteran composer and performer in the American new music scene.

This Cistern Chapel project  is crazy, incredible, bold, on the edge... 

Stuart Dempster and his trombone class went inside a giant water tank close to Seattle. In this place, there is a natural reverberation of 45 seconds...  Conches,  Dijderidu, Tibetan cymbals and nine trombones create these unique soundscapes, atmospheric drones, ambient climates, multi-dimensional acoustic spaces...

Meditation ? Exploring the borders of consciousness ? Mapping new audio territories ?

These Underground Overlays do not allow simple definitions. They are an invitation to share a unique acoustic and ambient experience.

If you think that true musical creation should open new spaces and break all the existing borders, then you should definitely explore the superb ambient world of Stuart Dempster and his students...

Enjoy ! 

link: mp3 / 320
password: olduvai

4 commentaires:

tim a dit…

this is absolutely wonderful. thank you so much for opening my eyes to this :)

chris.obrien a dit…

been looking for this for ages... bought it on CD years ago.. wore it out forgot about it then couldn't find a replacement copy...

merci beaucoup

Stylophone 350s a dit…

Thanks, I downloaded this awhile back and forgotten where I got it from.
Great blog

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks so very very much for this post and link! I had this years back and loved it then, especially as I like exploring underground spaces...glad to hear this again, excellent stuff.

grazi:)