Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet - Carbon* ‎– Twistmap

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Ear-Rational Records ‎– ECD 1029
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1 Twistmap
Cello – Mary WootenStrings – Soldier String Quartet*Viola – Ron LawrenceViolin [First] – Laura SeatonViolin [Second] – David Soldier
11:03
2 Shapeshifters
Cello – Mary WootenStrings – Soldier String Quartet*Viola – Ron LawrenceViolin [First] – Laura SeatonViolin [Second] – David Soldier
8:25
3 Ferrous
Performer – Carbon*Performer [Hammerpan] – Dale GordonPerformer [Pantar, Slab] – David FultonPerformer [Pantar] – Elliott SharpPerformer [Slab] – Jane TomkiewiczPerformer [Violinoid] – David Soldier
18:49
4 String Of Strings
Sampler [Buchla "thunder" Midi-controller] – Elliott Sharp
10:37

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"Twistmap" composed in January of 1991, is a set of shifting terrains for the Soldier String Quartet to navigate. All structural elements are through-composed with improvisation yielding selected areas of transformation as well as solos for all players.
"Shapeshifters" is a soundtrack to an imaginary werewolf (or possibly other were-thing) film. Also composed in January of 1991, it uses core melodic and rhythmic material to serve as the catalytic surface for the Quartet's actions.
"Ferrous" a "detrious symphony", was composed for a five-person version of Carbon using only instruments designed/built by the composer. It was premiered at the Knitting Factory's Handmade Instrument Festival in November 1989 with the composer conducting and performing on pantar.
"String Of Strings" an improvisation to manipulate samples of slabs: overtone loops, hammered grooves, slides, boings, hits, scrapes and rumbles.

Recorded and mixed at Baby Monster Studio, May 18/ June 13 1991

Cover photography - "Region of Close Contact Between Two Cells in the Lining of the Frog's Small Intestine"

Publishing/Copyright - Zoar Music - BMI
LC 7553
GEMA
Made in West-Germany
CD matrix CDT-BERLIN KON ECD 1029 01
Barcode 4003092 079691

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