Harpsichords ()

Matthew Bourne

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Release Date:  19 July 2024

Label:  Discus Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  5051078011622

Genres:  Electronic  Avant-garde  

  • Description

    Improvised music for harpsichords and electronics - played by one of the UK's leading improvising musicians - Matthew Bourne.

    Matthew Bourne writes: "Three harpsichords in various states of disrepair were kindly offered to me by Leeds Conservatoire. I accepted, and a memorandum of understanding was swiftly drawn up. The offer was made under the condition that I might make some music from them, given my penchant for infirm instruments, and their conventional worthlessness to anyone wishing to use them for their intended purpose. There seemed to be an auspiciousness surrounding these harpsichords, the stories they might reveal, and more importantly, the promise of setting them alight in some sort of sacrificial bonfire after their usefulness had expired. In making this music, no one could have anticipated just how generously these instruments would surrender, or the extent to which they were capable of generating music of such singularity and belligerence."

    CD 1: All Three, Together
    Matthew Bourne / Glen Leach / Nika Ticciati - harpsichords.
    Recorded and mastered by Chris Sharkey

    CD 2: Each One, Separately
    Matthew Bourne - harpsichord with Nightports (Adam Martin & Mark Slater) - electronics.
    Recorded and mastered by Mark Slater

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Rule
      • 2. Quincy
      • 3. Handkerchief
      • 4. The Helmet Of Disaster
      • 5. Charles
      • 6. Wound
      • 7. We Love Having You Around
      • 8. Closure

      Disc 2

      • 1. Burn All Three
      • 2. John
      • 3. Ticknall
      • 4. Red Brick
      • 5. Red Badger
      • 6. Red Handed
      • 7. Carded
      • 8. Keep Both
      • 9. Brown Bins