Starting to deal with backlog of items that have been neglected over the last few days – mostly DGM web site issues.
Listening To. . .
Music from the films of Francois Truffaut by Georges Delerue
Band of Brothers soundtrack by Michael Kamen
I Hear The Water Dreaming by Takemitsu.
Also listening to the original Obscure label version of Christian Zeal and Activity by John Adams back to back with the Nonesuch recording by de Waart and the San Francisco Symphony.
This piece features directions to players to add relevant sonic “found objects.” Whilst the orchestral playing on the Nonesuch recording is stronger and confident, the addition of a taped Southern preacher, looped and cut-up, sounds very lame and frankly tired.
Clearly this recording was of key importance and influence on Brian Eno coming as it did five years before the release of My Life In The Bush of Ghosts.