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ARTIST
TITLE
Zuihitsu
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SED 030CD SED 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/9/2001

"In our continuing quest to bring you new and young talented experimental musicians, Sedimental is proud to release the debut cd from Boston improv heavyweight, Thereminist James Coleman. Coleman draws inspiration from the unique spatial & timbral elements found in Morton Feldman, Giancinto Scelsi, John Cage and the British improvisatory group AMM, the stylistic & phrasing innovations of Miles Davis, traditional Japanese music, minimalist art forms, Fluxus-ism and the sounds & movements of birds and other animals. The artist has a long held interest in the austere compositions of Feldman, which often display the slow, unfolding of a single note(s) in space, which in turn, relates to the 'quietness' & spareness inherent in traditional Japanese art forms. The artist sculpted a particular Theremin sound for the recording of the two undr quartet pieces Each Spire An Animal and Released To The Stars, incorporating Japanese aesthetic concepts of Wabi (rustic simplicity), and Sabi (loneliness, weathered surfaces). The Theremin in these two pieces has a burnt, irregular, grainy sound using amp noise to achieve this sensibility. This sound in combination with the sound of the undr quartet suggests vulnerability, beauty, potential of life, energy in transition, and epiphany."