A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush: The Last Recordings, Sweden, November 2013

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Zbigniew Karkowski's last recordings. This set should be seen not so much as a tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013), but as an ongoing concern to further his work and thinking as they were when he was alive, reacting, and questioning, uncompromisingly. Nevertheless, these are his final recordings, which he made -- in a homecoming of sorts -- in Sweden, at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, with his friends Jean-Louis Huhta and Lars Åkerlund in April and late November 2013. The meeting was something of a reminiscence from the 1980s creation of the Radium 226.05 label by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with their brotherhood intact. Places where he became what he was. The first recordings and the last ones -- after having taken over the world. And from there, again, he decided to head out to sea, to the Amazon, taking control of the final hours of his destiny. And that will be the topic -- if destiny allows it -- of another adventure. For nothing stops and everything carries on under guises no one could possibly have imagined.