Tuesday, September 18, 2007

MIMEO - Sight

from Cathnor Recordings website:

Sight is a project inspired by stories of the American painter Cy Twombly that describe how he took up the occasional practice of drawing and painting blindfolded, creating art despite being unable to use the most obvious sense required for the task.
For the sight project each of the eleven members of MIMEO spread across Europe were asked to place approximately five minutes of sound anywhere they chose onto a blank sixty minute CDR.
This was done independently of one another, with no communication between the musicians about how or where the music should be distributed on the disc.
This process was only completed after the musicians had spent considerable time considering the task at hand, trying to understand what their colleagues may be doing.
Finally in late 2006 the finished CDRs were sent to one group member, Marcus Schmickler, who then compiled all eleven discs onto one single CDR, superimposing the eleven pieces of music over each other to create a single work.
This task was completed without listening to the music at any stage.

MIMEO are Gert-Jan Prins, Thomas Lehn, Kaffe Matthews, Peter Rehberg, Jerome Noetinger, Marcus Schmickler, Christian Fennesz, Phil Durrant, Rafael Toral, Cor Fuhler, Keith Rowe

Label: Cathnor Recordings
Cat. #: Cath004
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

01 - Sight (60:04)

Cathnor Recordings

1 comment:

Richard Pinnell said...

Hi. can I ask the point of this blog? Am I missing hidden links to Mp3 files or are you just archiving press releases into one place?