david toop + paul burwell

Suttle Sculpture

Categories:

SUBLOGOS03
LP Black vinyl

Reference:
SUBLOGOS03 LP
Price:
13,75€

Never released before recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions in Brussels on May 7, 1977.

When Paul Burwell and I started playing together just after Christmas, 1969, we found ourselves wrestling with
a new language of sound, listening, actions, objects and space. At first it was music. We studied in the improvisation classes given by John Stevens at Ealing College in 1971-2, also took classes in African music at London's Africa Centre. Most of the musicians lasted only one or two sessions so we resigned ourselves to being a duo nd worked out an approach to free improvisation that expanded from simple structures and instrument combinations. Decomposition, we called it. We had worked intensively together, searching for techniques through which to decondition ourselves from orthodoxies, devising exercises in listening and instrument building, studying esoteric organology, bioacoustics, environmental sound, raw musics and anthropology. We were both fascinated by phenomena like diffraction, propulsion, resonance, projection, masking and heterodyning, and by shamanism, the symbolically grounded agency of shamanic drums, animal-becoming and noisy costume, the shaman's capacity to enliven quotidian space with the commotion of discarnate audible entities from the spirit world.

PAUL BURWELL percussion, whistles

DAVID TOOP flutes, home-made reeds, whistle

LOGOS FOUNDATION

Belgium Flanders' unique professional organisation for the promotion of new music and audio-related arts by means of new music production, concerts, performances, composition, technological research and other activities related to contemporary music. This organisation has been founded in 1968 by Godfried-Willem Raes.

FEATURES

DAVID TOOP
PAUL BURWELL

TRACK LISTING LP VINYL 2 TRACKS

side A
01 Untitled  24'15

side B
01 Untitled  23'50

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