Thursday, August 29, 2013

Musical Map of London Boroughs

Musical Map of London Boroughs - An infographic by the team at Musical Map of London Boroughs

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Adrian Utley from Portishead records Terry Riley's in C

Adrian Utley the Bristol jazz guitar player and member of Trip Hop trail blazers Portishead has recorded a version of Terry Riley's in C with Guitar Orchestra.

“Utley’s impressive Guitar Orchestra is augmented by percussion and organs making for a vintage and mesmeric sound occasion. The effect is an organic musical experience very much created in front of the audience both fragile and thunderingly uplifting…”

This is from the Wire Article about the piece

“…Utley's version is slower than the original, more austere, and texturally it's very different due to the reduced palette of instruments, recorded in just five mics. "I wanted ours to be more linear, with all the same instruments," he says, audibly excited…”

In C by Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra is released on Geoff Barrow's Invada Records on 30 September.