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TIGNOR, CHRISTOPHER

CORE MEMORY UNWOUND (WESTERN VINYL)

TIGNOR, CHRISTOPHER - CORE MEMORY UNWOUND 38401
Format:
1 CD
Release:
19.06.2009
Label:
WESTERN VINYL
Kat.-Nr.:
38401
Barcode:
0656605506128
Genre: Neo-Classical / Ambient / Experimental. For years SLOW SIX band-leader, composer, and software designer Christopher Tignor has performed with his signature software instruments alongside fellow band members, sampling and transforming their live performances in accordance with his meticulous, emotionally-charged scores.

On "Core Memory Unwound", his debut under his given name, he brings his software to the forefront alongside some of his most intimate compositions for violin and piano.

A record dealing with memory, both metaphorically and literally, these intimate tone poems for violin and piano are each presented in two forms, once in their original acoustic state, and then as a "memory portrait" through Tingor's live performances on his signature software instruments, creating new works from samples of these performances taken on the fly.

The delicate, angular melodies of "Last Thought at Night" echo the sentimental musical anecdotes of Eric Satie, while the spartan, time-frozen world within "Meeting in a Colored Shadow" calls to mind Morton Feldman or even the fragility of Arvo Pärt.

By contrast the blissful, cascading violin arpeggios on "Last Nights on Eagle Street" entangle us in a bright embrace, reminiscent of Terry Riley.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LAST THOUGHT AT NIGHT
  • 1.2. LAST NIGHTS ON EAGLE STREET
  • 1.3. MEETING IN A COLORED SHADOW 1
  • 1.4. CORE MEMORY UNWOUND
  • 1.5. MEETING IN A COLORED SHADOW 2
  • 1.6. LEFT IN FRAGMENTS
  • 1.7. CATHEDRAL (PT. 1)
  • 1.8. CATHEDRAL (PT. 2)