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RESTOCKED The legendary American artist Terry Fox is known for his pioneering work in performance, sculpture, drawing and installation. Throughout his career, Fox (who died in Cologne in 2008), focused on sound as a fundamental artistic material. Many of his most important sound works were realized long before terms such as "sound art" or "audio art" became widely known.
This recording, The Labyrinth Scored for 11 Cats (1977), is now recognized as an early classic of the audio art genre. It is one of Fox's many works to be inspired by the structure of the labyrinth found on the floor of the famous medieval cathedral of Chartres. For this work, Fox translated the 552 Steps, 11 concentric rings and 34 turns of the floor mosaic into a mesmerizing composition of recorded cat purrs, a sonic phenomenon which is still not fully understood. The "purrs" resonate in a shimmering wall of sound like in an uncanny feline orchestra.
This LP recording, the first in a series of major Terry Fox audio works to be released in the future by Choose, is based on a digital version that Fox produced in 2003 in the sound studio of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
Limited edition of 300.