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Alison Knowles


Label: Rossbin

Format: CD + DVD vidéo

Genre: Experimental

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CD audio with the 6 pieces. DVD video with the 5 first pieces. 1. PLAY PAPER by Alison Knowles (2003). 'Consider fragments of onion skins as musical notations. Perform with handmade musical instruments and toys.' Performed by Alison Knowles, Larry Miller and Taketo Shimada. 2. MUSIC BOX (homage to FLUX MUSIC BOX by Joe Jones) by Taketo Shimada (2004). 'Modify two or more music boxes and play them simultaneously with the recording of Joe Jones FLUX MUSIC BOX, if possible use children to play the music box.' Performed by Zora Gookin and Robin Kahn + Clara Higgins Selman and Jessica Higgins on Toy Music Box: + Taketo Shimada on Turntables. 3. FINGER EXERCISE by Larry Miller (1982). 'Make sounds with fingers.' Performed by Alison Knowles, Taketo Shimada, Kirby Gookin and Larry Miller. 4. DANGER MUSIC #2 by Dick Higgins (1961). 'Hat. Rags. Paper. Heave. Shave' Performed by Alison Knowles and Nelson Electric Chaircut. 5. NIVEA CREAM by Alison Knowles (1962). 'First performer comes on stage with a jar of Nivea cream. The performer massages hands in front of the microphone. Other performers enter one at the time. They make a mass of massaging hands and leave one at a time following the first performer.' Performed by Alison Knowles, Kirby Gookin, Beckett Gookin, Jessica Higgins, Nancy Hwang, Noura Al-Salem on Nivea Cream: + Taketo Shimada on Turntables. 6. ONION SKIN SONG by Alison Knowles (1973). Performed by Tim Barnes playing Paper Instruments made by Alison Knowles (Bean Turner, Wrist Rubbers and Flax Paper shards) on top of bass drums. Track 1 through 5 recorded live from a Event Score concert Fluxsweet organized by Taketo Shimada, 02.14.2005 at Harvestworks, NYC. DVD content: track 1 to 5 of the CD.
Cat. number: RS 024
Year: 2005