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Hermann Keller // Schwebungen --Brechungen LP

Hermann Keller // Schwebungen --Brechungen LP

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A reissue vinyl board containing four prepared piano songs played by contemporary musician Hermann Keller in 1978.I use an eraser, screws, mallets, cymbals, and other tools to distort the sound of the piano.

A vinyl re-release of four pieces for prepared piano, originally from 1978, played by Hermann Keller himself in a non-traditional way. Including'Ex Tempore VI und Anrufung','Ex Tempore I','Schwebungen-Brechungen', and'Ex Tempore VII'. Hermann Keller is the prototype of a circumspect and restless experimenter, an improviser who turns out unprecedented inventions while holding his audience in thrall. One of his favorite occupations is to play ex tempore at the piano, attacking the keys and the body of the instrument in veritable transports of madness. Anything that can be coaxed and twisted from the instrument is brought to bear on his music. There are bonus features as well, the most familiar being preparations, ie distorting the piano sound with such implements as erasers, screws, mallets. or cymbals. He works with cluster bars, fingernails, fists, elbows --the entire body, it would seem. He claims that he has never laid eyes on a Cagean prepared piano, but of course he knows the relevant Cage recordings. Henry Cowell , John Cage and Hermann Keller, according to the composer and piano preparer Hans Rempel, form a single a line of evolution. Rempel is right: over the years Keller has experimented ceaselessly with prep aration and produced truly evolutionary achievements. --soundohm

tracklist
A1 Ex Tempore VI Und Anrufung 12:56
A2 Ex Tempore I 7:00
B1 Schwebungen / Brechungen 4:31
B2 Ex Tempore VII 17:13

Artist: Hermann Keller

Label: Edition RZ

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A reissue vinyl board containing four prepared piano songs played by contemporary musician Hermann Keller in 1978.I use an eraser, screws, mallets, cymbals, and other tools to distort the sound of the piano.

tobirec · Ex Tempore VI Und Anrufung

A vinyl re-release of four pieces for prepared piano, originally from 1978, played by Hermann Keller himself in a non-traditional way. Including'Ex Tempore VI und Anrufung','Ex Tempore I','Schwebungen-Brechungen', and'Ex Tempore VII'. Hermann Keller is the prototype of a circumspect and restless experimenter, an improviser who turns out unprecedented inventions while holding his audience in thrall. One of his favorite occupations is to play ex tempore at the piano, attacking the keys and the body of the instrument in veritable transports of madness. Anything that can be coaxed and twisted from the instrument is brought to bear on his music. There are bonus features as well, the most familiar being preparations, ie distorting the piano sound with such implements as erasers, screws, mallets. or cymbals. He works with cluster bars, fingernails, fists, elbows --the entire body, it would seem. He claims that he has never laid eyes on a Cagean prepared piano, but of course he knows the relevant Cage recordings. Henry Cowell , John Cage and Hermann Keller, according to the composer and piano preparer Hans Rempel, form a single a line of evolution. Rempel is right: over the years Keller has experimented ceaselessly with prep aration and produced truly evolutionary achievements. --soundohm

tracklist
A1 Ex Tempore VI Und Anrufung 12:56
A2 Ex Tempore I 7:00
B1 Schwebungen / Brechungen 4:31
B2 Ex Tempore VII 17:13

Artist: Hermann Keller

Label: Edition RZ