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Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Tiger Balm / Amazonia Dreaming / Immersion
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $31.00
"Limited repress. Black Truffle presents a new issue of Annea Lockwoods classic 1970 tape piece "Tiger Balm", unavailable on vinyl for over thirty years, accompanied by two exquisite unreleased works for percussion and voice. "Created while Lockwood was living in the UK, the side-long Tiger Balm is a singular work within the cannon of tape music. Inspired by research into the ritual function of music, the piece explores the possibility of evoking ancient communal memories through sound. Breaking entirely with the dynamic language of the musique concrète tradition, Lockwood uses a select palette of mainly unprocessed sonic elements chosen for their mysterious and erotic characteristics (a purring cat, a heartbeat, gongs, slowed down jaw harp, a tiger, a womans breath, a plane passing overhead), presenting at most two sounds at once. As one sound flows organically into the next, their shared characteristics are highlighted, opening a space of dream logic and mysterious associations between nature and culture, the ancient and the modern. The B side presents two pieces for percussion recorded here for the first time. Amazonia Dreaming (1987), performed by Dominic Donato, uses unaccompanied snare drum and voice to evoke the nocturnal soundscape of the Amazon rainforest. Unorthodox techniques and materials (marbles, chopsticks, a plastic jar lid) transform the snare into a resonant field of sensual textures. Immersion (1998), performed by Donato and Frank Cassara, is a slow-moving exploration of gentle beating tones, performed on marimba, tam tams, and gong. Like the other two works presented on this LP, it provides captivating proof of Lockwoods belief in the complexity that deep listening can reveal within seemingly simple sounds." --Francis Plagne Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with archival pictures and liner notes by Annea Lockwood; Includes the score to "Amazonia Dreaming"; LP design by Stephen OMalley; Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Black Truffle.

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Early Works 1967-82
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"EMs original selection of her early works which had once featured on Source: Music of the Avant Garde, you know its a now-legendary magazine for new & experimental music in 1967-1973. (SOURCE featuring artists were ALL important new music creators incl. Cage, Tudor, Ichiyanagi, Rosenboom, MEV, Chopin, EMS studio, Riley, Neuhaus & more & more!) . This CD incl. the album Glass World (originally issued on Tangent Records in England, 1970), and trippy ritual shamanic tape piece Tiger Balm (1970). Also her most notable works, series performances Piano Transplants (1967-82) is now re-realized on one single special booklet, containing Piano Burning, Piano Garden etc. Annea Lockwood was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1939 and lived in London and Cologne from 1961-1972, studying at the Royal College of Music and the Musikhochschule, Köln, and freelancing as a composer-performer. Since 1973, she has lived in Peekskill, New York, and taught on the faculty of Music at Vassar College, New York from 1982-2001. Her music has been presented in North America, Britain, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand." - EM.

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: A Sound Map of the Hudson River
Format: CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"2003 release. Originally released on Lovely Music in 1989. An aural journey from the source of the river, in the high peak area of the Adirondacks, downstream to the Lower Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; Annea Lockwood traces the course of the Hudson through on-site recordings of its flow at 15 separate locations. Annea Lockwood has recorded rivers in many countries to explore the special state of mind and body which the sounds of moving water create when one listens intently to the complex mesh of rhythms and pitches. The listener will find that each stretch of the Hudson has its own sonic texture, formed by the terrain, varying according to the weather, the season and downstream, the human environment whose sounds are intimately woven into the rivers sounds." - Lovely Music.

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Breaking the Surface
Format: CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"1999 release. Two of Annea Lockwoods dramatic works dealing with issues of spiritual wholeness. Duende (1997), about shamanic transformation, is written with and performed by Thomas Buckner. Lockwood selected sounds which reminded her of certain vocal transformations heard in recordings of shamanic ceremonies. In such singing, changes in the voice mirror and also help to bring about changes in the singers mind and awareness. Within an improvisational framework, Buckner explores the possibility of change of state through such transformations, moving through three stages: preparation, a first flight, and a final flight, in which he moves beyond the self he knows. Thus, Duende is a not a prepared, performed work, but a vehicle for experience. Buckner is partnered by a tape drawn from the sounds of the cuica (an African and South American instrument), a large glass gong and other glass sounds, wind, a Cameroonian rattle, a kea (New Zealand mountain parrot), and a bullroarer. Delta Run (1979-81) is an expression of the thoughts and experiences of a sculptor who talked with Lockwood just over a day before he died in 1979, aged thirty. He knew that he was dying and wanted to communicate his perceptions of death as something "only natural, you know - now is my time", seeing this piece as a form of continuing creativity now that sculpture was out of reach. Interwoven with his voice are wind, water, ambient sounds from the hospice where they talked, and some of the ordinary sounds of daily living, embodying the sense that dying is a part of living, not separate from it, and that in dying we are incorporated back into the elements from which we emanate." - Lovely Music.

Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Ground of Being
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Annea Lockwood (b. 1939, New Zealand) has been an active member of the sound art world for over 50 years. Known prominently for her Glass Concerts, exploring the sonic temperaments of glass; her Piano Transplants, a performance piece where a piano is lit on fire or partially buried; and Sound Maps, detailed audio studies of rivers in the United States. She has received international recognition for her unique relationship with sound. Lockwood has taught at a number of universities, most notably at Vassar in New York, where she taught since 1982. Although recently retired, she is still constantly engaged in her art, recording and composing from the world around her.
Ground Of Being presents four pieces ranging from 1996 to 2013. Unlike her Sound Map albums, which often work environmentally (as a window fixed in a room), Ground Of Being tells a more detailed story. A moving series of memories, or a collection of different dreams.
Annea has a keen connection with the resonances of the Earth; whether it be the detail of water sloshing, the reverberation of a voice in a room, or that of acoustical instruments. With these natural resonances in her palette, a unification of all sounds is formed. For example, the piece “Dusk” (2011) juxtaposes recordings from vents on the bottom of the ocean together with transposed bat calls. Additionally, on Lockwoods composition “Ear-Walking Woman” (1996), performed here by Lois Svard (Lovely Music, Ltd.) – prepared piano acts as a microcosm of the world of sound. A box with treated strings; a smaller reflection, yes. Yet, still limitless in its ability to produce frequencies and dynamics.
The notion of sound as an extension of the physical realm is brought to mind. The aural temper of water, of wood, of rocks, of wind…Lockwood brings all into focus for our consideration.
Edition of 500 Compact Disks housed in a 6-panel wallet, with an insert of writings by Annea Lockwood.” - Recital.

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