Label: EM Records
Format: CD deluxe
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EM's original selection of Annea Lockwood's early works, which had once featured in Source: Music of the Avant Garde, a now-legendary magazine for new and experimental music from 1967-1973. This CD includes the album Glass World (originally issued on Tangent Records in England, 1970), and trippy, ritual shamanic tape piece "Tiger Balm" (1970). Also her most notable works, series performances "Piano Transplants (1967-1982)" is now re-realized in one single special booklet, containing "Piano Burning," "Piano Garden," etc. Electroacoustic composer Annea Lockwood left her native New Zealand in the early sixties, working her way through prestigious music schools in London and Cologne (the Royal College Of Music and the Musikhochschule, respectively) and performing across the globe. Seventy-six of those performances were live reworkings of her LP The Glass World (recorded between 1968 and 1970), something of a lost masterpiece in the electroacoustic music canon. Lockwood focuses attention on the smallest, most sonorous of sounds on The Glass World, from the striking of gongs, to the resonant properties of wine glasses and water. Rather than allowing post-production treatments to overwhelm her pieces, Lockwood allows the raw acoustic material to speak for itself much of the time, revealing a hidden universe of alien sounds from everyday sources. The Glass World takes up all but one track on this disc - the final piece here being 1970's Tiger Balm, a nineteen-minute trawl through primal, sensuous sonic matter, developed while Lockwood had been working on a series of programs for the BBC. A very special, highly recommended release
"I had started exploring glass sounds as a way of sensitising my ears to very fine sonic detail. But the glass gave me a greater gift: it completely changed my way of composing and of thinking about music itself."Annea Lockwood, 2007
"The Glass World" is a re-release of a LP by the same name, released on Tangent Records, England 1970, "Tiger Balm" is a piece, originally released as a 10" with Issue, No 9 of SOURCE magazine, USA 1970.