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Friday, 5 February 2010

Jeckyll hiding

The unusually glassy, tinkling sound of the great Philip Jeck rehearsing for a new piece, An Ark for the Listener, inspired by Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The Wreck Of The Deutschland.

"An aspiration in answer to an inspiration,
out of music shaped by all the sea has claimed,
as is the inevitable shipwreck of our existence.
Salvaged out of vinyl, by way of ear, hand and electricity."

"And I have asked to be... out of the swing of the sea."

Philip Jeck - Ark Overture

This rehearsal version also features in a free 13-track download, The Bubbly Blue & Green - compiled by Arctic Circle ahead of their 4-day festival of "eclectic 'water music' influenced by shipwrecks, rivers, waves & lighthouses" later this month: also features LMYE favourites Hildur Gudnadottir, Hauschka, ISAN and recently-blogged Simon Scott, plus a wonderfully blurred, wispy Janek Schaefer
piece & ISAN on typically wry, subtle form...

Janek Schaefer > Alone at last (from Alone at last, Sirr - last.fm stream)

ISAN > Lop Helston Conceit (unreleased)

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