“The instrumental part can be played by any (fast) instrument from f# (f# below middle c) to c3 (high soprano c), 4’25″. The instrumental part is a sort of automatic transcription from a record of Charlie Parker playing “Lester Leaps In”. The original record constitutes itself as one layer of the piece, but is treated by a “notch filter” that erases the area from 200-1100Hz, the fundamental pitches of Parker’s playing. The notch makes room for the instrumentalist’s “Karaoke”, which in fact is highly virtuosic – the tempo is M.M.347 – but even so, almost nothing of that can be really heard: Not the solo, nor the “accompanying” tune. Both are almost completely wrapped into a dominating static noise containing the totality of sounds from the original record, merged into a single monochrome noise colour.”
A wonderful conceptual piece of work.
Cat. No.: FJ201105
Format: Lathe cut transparent 7-inch single
Released: January 9, 2011