Angel High Wires

by Martin Archer & Geraldine Monk

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about

We began this project by listening to the entire Schubert lieder (21 compact discs) in a single sitting, and then tried to imagine how those sentiments and longings (songings) might manifest in a world where music has become less forgiving.The music structures were generated using improvisations by myself, Philip Thomas and Chris Cutler as source material, and were orchestrated with additional material by Chris Meloche, Charlie Collins and Mick Beck. I allowed Chance to play a substantial and, as ever, totally reliable part in the composition process. The singers, Julie Tippetts, Steve Roden, Sedayne and Rachel McCarron composed and arranged their own parts with a minimum of interference from me.

credits

released December 31, 2002

Geraldine Monk - texts
Martin Archer - electronics
Julie Tippetts - voice
Steve Roden - voice
Rachel McCarron - voice
Sedayne - voice, crwth
Philip Thomas - prepared piano
Chris Cutler - drums
Chris Meloche - electronics
Mick Beck - bassoon
Charlie Collins - flute,producer

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Discus Music Sheffield, UK

Discus Music was founded in 1994 by Martin Archer and Mick Beck, and is the CD imprint for their many and various projects, plus those of selected colleagues. Limited in its scope only by the imagination of the artists, the sounds to be found on the label vary between electronic rock music, free jazz, extended songform, improvised music, and other releases which simply cannot be categorised. ... more

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