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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Fingering An Idea
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
XI 132CD XI 132CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/17/2007

Disc 1: 'Dexter.' Music for highland bagpipe. Highland Bagpipes: David Watson, Matthew Welch, Michael Mahoney, Brendan O'Rourke, Rob Brazius, Richard Baughman. Disc 2: 'Sinister.' Music for acoustic and electric guitars. David Watson, acoustic & electric guitars. "Fingering an Idea (a phrase pulled from a Chris Mann piece) resulted from a Phill Niblock invitation to make a double CD for bagpipe and guitar. A bagpipe CD is a particular challenge. A high beam spatial explorer, it is the kind of unstable phenomena that is hard to enjoyably reproduce on your stereo player. The first pipe recording session was an ensemble piece, the score including walks around the concert hall. The second, a solo multi-track session. The third with Rob Ramirez, recorded material was played back in the concert hall through an eight-channel MSP patch. A carnival of colliding pans, exits and entrances, re-recorded for stereo. For 'Sinister,' an old cassette recorded at Amica Bunker was the original germ. A sequence of re-tuning and de-stringing, starting with six strings pitched across a whole-tone and ending with an improvisation on one string. This old piece was dusted off and reworked through an image of bell-ringing, another outdoors vernacular." --David Watson