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Annea Lockwood // Glass World CD+BOOK

Annea Lockwood // Glass World CD+BOOK

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Annea Lockwood, an experimental musician from New Zealand and living in the UK, Professor Emeritus of Vassar University, released a reissue CD in September 2023 from the Australian experimental label room9. (originally released in 40)

As the title suggests, it contains 23 noises that focus on the sound of glass.Comes with a book containing her interviews, unpublished materials, and photos.

Below is an explanation by label owner Lawrence English.

"It is difficult, if not impossible, to attempt to summarize Annea Lockwood's life journey as a composer and performer. For six decades, she has explored many different musical movements and approaches. Having carved out a diverse and fluid existence, her life is driven by intuition, curiosity and listening, where passion comes first and is full of surprises.

Listening is probably the most important part of her daily life.It is a practice she has tried to deepen with unwavering devotion throughout her life, and a practice that has supported her as an absolute being.This Glass World documents some of her first significant research on sound, objects and hearing.This recording captures the moment when I was deeply fascinated by the familiar material of glass.

This recording celebrates many things, but it's Lockwood's drive to make one note resonate perfectly that stands out.In each of the 23 vignettes presented here, Lockwood invites us to join her in the materiality of sound. Glass World is almost fanatical.The record radiates a vibratory intensity that remains as strong today as it did when it was released on Tangente Records in 1970.I had the privilege of remastering these recordings under Annea's guidance.

Alongside this project, Annea and I had a lengthy conversation.This dialogue extends outward from Annea's work on Glass World and deliberately seeks to visit her interests and passions, and in so doing guides her way of being and making. I'm just trying to clarify a point of view.

I am honored to share this edition with you.you tooI hope you catch Annea's resonant curiosity and are just as fascinated by these sounds as I (and many others) were. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

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CD in matte laminate sleeve.
Comes with artist book featuring conversation between Annea Lockwood and Lawrence English as well as previously unseen documentation of her works including Piano Transplants, World Rhythms and more.

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Tracklist:

  1. Micro Glass Shaken
  2. glass rod vibrating
  3. Turning Gong 01:29
  4. mini mobile
  5. Wine glass
  6. water gong
  7. Two Ribbed Discs
  8. Rod Across Edge Of Pane
  9. glass bulb 00:49
  10. glissandi
  11. Spinning Discs
  12. Dialogue: Bottles and Jars
  13. Vibrating Pane
  14. bubbling
  15. Breathing machine
  16. water jars
  17. rod roll
  18. Micro Glass On Goblet
  19. Micro Glass Along Pane 01:23
  20. Cullet: Two Glass Rocks
  21. Medium Mobile
  22. Bottle Tree Showered With Fragments
  23. Deep Water Gong

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Text by Lawrence English from Room40:

"To attempt to summarise the journey of Annea Lockwood's life, as a composer and performer, is difficult if not impossible. For six decades now, she has carved out a multifarious and fluid existence that has orbited various musical movements and approaches. Hers is a life led by intuition, curiosity and listening, one in which passion is paramount and wonderment beyond.

If you were to reflect upon one aspect of her way of being that holds the greatest gravity in her day to day, it is perhaps listening that resonates most vibrantly. life, and a it is practice that has sustained her in the absolute. It's here that Glass World comes into focus for it documents some of her first significant studies into sound, object and listening. profound fascination with a rather familiar material, glass.

This recording celebrates many things, among them Lockwood's willingness to allow single sounds to resonate, fullyAcross each of the twenty three vignettes captured here, Annea Lockwood invites us to lean into the material nature of sound with her. Glass World shimmers with an almost fanatical incandescence. It radiates a vibrational intensity that holds as strongly today as it did upon its original release in 1970 on Tangent Records. I had the privilege to re-master these recordings, under the guidance of Annea, and sitting with them so intensely was nothing but a delight.

In tandem with this project, Annea and I have undertaken a long-form in conversation, which is collected in the book which sits alongside this edition. The conversation splays outward from Annea's work on Glass World and it deliberately seeks to visit upon her interests and passions, and through doing so revel a certain perspective that has guided her ways of being, and ways of making.

It's an honor to have the opportunity to share this edition with you. I hope you too can catch Annea's resonate curiosity and be as captivated by these sounds as I (and many others) have been."

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"'I have become fascinated by the complexity of the single sound.'
-
--Annea Lockwood

Artist: Annea Lockwood

Label: Room40

Annea Lockwood, an experimental musician from New Zealand and living in the UK, Professor Emeritus of Vassar University, released a reissue CD in September 2023 from the Australian experimental label room9. (originally released in 40)

As the title suggests, it contains 23 noises that focus on the sound of glass.Comes with a book containing her interviews, unpublished materials, and photos.

Below is an explanation by label owner Lawrence English.

"It is difficult, if not impossible, to attempt to summarize Annea Lockwood's life journey as a composer and performer. For six decades, she has explored many different musical movements and approaches. Having carved out a diverse and fluid existence, her life is driven by intuition, curiosity and listening, where passion comes first and is full of surprises.

Listening is probably the most important part of her daily life.It is a practice she has tried to deepen with unwavering devotion throughout her life, and a practice that has supported her as an absolute being.This Glass World documents some of her first significant research on sound, objects and hearing.This recording captures the moment when I was deeply fascinated by the familiar material of glass.

This recording celebrates many things, but it's Lockwood's drive to make one note resonate perfectly that stands out.In each of the 23 vignettes presented here, Lockwood invites us to join her in the materiality of sound. Glass World is almost fanatical.The record radiates a vibratory intensity that remains as strong today as it did when it was released on Tangente Records in 1970.I had the privilege of remastering these recordings under Annea's guidance.

Alongside this project, Annea and I had a lengthy conversation.This dialogue extends outward from Annea's work on Glass World and deliberately seeks to visit her interests and passions, and in so doing guides her way of being and making. I'm just trying to clarify a point of view.

I am honored to share this edition with you.you tooI hope you catch Annea's resonant curiosity and are just as fascinated by these sounds as I (and many others) were. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

----------------------------

CD in matte laminate sleeve.
Comes with artist book featuring conversation between Annea Lockwood and Lawrence English as well as previously unseen documentation of her works including Piano Transplants, World Rhythms and more.

++

Tracklist:

  1. Micro Glass Shaken
  2. glass rod vibrating
  3. Turning Gong 01:29
  4. mini mobile
  5. Wine glass
  6. water gong
  7. Two Ribbed Discs
  8. Rod Across Edge Of Pane
  9. glass bulb 00:49
  10. glissandi
  11. Spinning Discs
  12. Dialogue: Bottles and Jars
  13. Vibrating Pane
  14. bubbling
  15. Breathing machine
  16. water jars
  17. rod roll
  18. Micro Glass On Goblet
  19. Micro Glass Along Pane 01:23
  20. Cullet: Two Glass Rocks
  21. Medium Mobile
  22. Bottle Tree Showered With Fragments
  23. Deep Water Gong

++

Text by Lawrence English from Room40:

"To attempt to summarise the journey of Annea Lockwood's life, as a composer and performer, is difficult if not impossible. For six decades now, she has carved out a multifarious and fluid existence that has orbited various musical movements and approaches. Hers is a life led by intuition, curiosity and listening, one in which passion is paramount and wonderment beyond.

If you were to reflect upon one aspect of her way of being that holds the greatest gravity in her day to day, it is perhaps listening that resonates most vibrantly. life, and a it is practice that has sustained her in the absolute. It's here that Glass World comes into focus for it documents some of her first significant studies into sound, object and listening. profound fascination with a rather familiar material, glass.

This recording celebrates many things, among them Lockwood's willingness to allow single sounds to resonate, fullyAcross each of the twenty three vignettes captured here, Annea Lockwood invites us to lean into the material nature of sound with her. Glass World shimmers with an almost fanatical incandescence. It radiates a vibrational intensity that holds as strongly today as it did upon its original release in 1970 on Tangent Records. I had the privilege to re-master these recordings, under the guidance of Annea, and sitting with them so intensely was nothing but a delight.

In tandem with this project, Annea and I have undertaken a long-form in conversation, which is collected in the book which sits alongside this edition. The conversation splays outward from Annea's work on Glass World and it deliberately seeks to visit upon her interests and passions, and through doing so revel a certain perspective that has guided her ways of being, and ways of making.

It's an honor to have the opportunity to share this edition with you. I hope you too can catch Annea's resonate curiosity and be as captivated by these sounds as I (and many others) have been."

++

"'I have become fascinated by the complexity of the single sound.'
-
--Annea Lockwood

Artist: Annea Lockwood

Label: Room40