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ARTIST
TITLE
Silver Pyramid
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MRCD40 MRCD40
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/26/2001

"Eddie Prévost's Silver Pyramid -- directed by Keith Rowe. An historic recording from a Music Now festival, London 1969. Features the Music Now Ensemble including Cornelius Cardew, Keith Rowe, Lou Gare, Eddie Prévost and others." One continuous scraping, atmospheric 74-minute live piece, part of a Roundhouse festival which also featured works by Sonic Arts Group, John Cage, Christian Wolff, LaMonte Young, Terry Jennings, Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley, etc. The piece is based on a silver pyramid art icon designed by Prévost ("a wooden framed structure covered with shimmering, reflecting material that shot light out at every angle"). This piece anticipated the imminent arrival of the Scratch Orchestra and is a vital missing link in the documentation of the AMM-associated free-sound continuum. "I listen to the silvery threads of sound catching a near glimpse of this or that person. Keith is prowling and growling the whole time -- worrying at the music, there are metallic scrapings, cello sounds (that I think must have come from Cornelius) and wistful whistling on penny flutes." -- Prévost.