Brian Parks, Phillip Schulze - Tastaturstuecke Vol. 1

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TASTATURSTUECKE VOL 1 introduces 9 outstanding new compositions for church organ, harpsichord and self programmed software. The album comprises the first collaborational recordings of Brian Parks (Atlanta) and Phillip Schulze (Düsseldorf). The two musicians first met in the early 2000s at the famous Wesleyan University, Connecticut, where they regularly attended seminars of their teachers Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton. Through extended preparations for a series of live performances in Europe in 2019 (e.g. at the APPROXIMATION Festival, Düsseldorf) Parks and Schulze developed and refined a unique approach towards composition, highlighting their interest in the correlation of the invariable flawlessness of a computer versus the human performer on church organ or harpsichord. Largely written for church organ and harpsichord all pieces also correspond perfectly with the physical spaces the recordings have taken place at. The album was recorded in three different churches in Düsseldorf which have been chosen for the different qualities of their specific room acoustics. Treating slight differences in pitch, phasing, overtones and rhythm all compositions on TASTATURSTUECKE VOL 1 offer an evocative density and flexibility that imbue the music with an organic feel.


1 A Way To Deal With "Heart And Soul"
2 Partials Chorale No.1
3 Ranking Study mvt 2 (3 Voices, 5 Chairs)
4 Grades And Terraces
5 Reliefs For Ecclesial Space
6 Ranking Study mvt 1 (2 Voices, 3 Chairs)
7 Ranking Study mvt 3 (4 Voices, 5 Chairs)
8 Persistent Adjustment with Phase Ostinato (Formant Vers
9 Mensuration Canon For 8 Voices
10 Activated Progression No.1