Irmin Schmidt - Nocturne: Live At The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Live album from legendary founder of CAN.
Nocturne: live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival comprises three pieces performed live on a partly prepared piano, along additional pre-recorded soundscapes.
The live performance of ‘Klavierstück II’ is a pensive improvisation using essential elements of the original piece. ‘Nocturne’ starts with the ambient sounds whilst the piano seemingly melts into the soundscape and eventually grows into a long meditative piano solo. ‘Yonder’ is a much more dramatic piece, dominated by the overwhelming sounds of church bells, a sort of “dies irai”, radical, emotional and fiercely poetic.
Double LP limited to 1000 copies worldwide; pressed on white vinyl, etched on side D; includes high definition download card