Haswell & Hecker ‎– Blackest Ever Black (Electroacoustic UPIC Recordings)

Warner Classics & Jazz ‎– 2564 64321-2
CD, Album


1 Movement 1 31:38
2 Movement 2 12:45
3 Movement 3 8:44
4 Movement 4 14:50
5 Appendix 1:05

Companies, etc.



DDDD (The Additional "D" is based on the fact that the instrument the music was made on was also digital, and the recording digitally recorded, mixed, and mastered.)

All recordings direct real-time 2 channel digital recordings. Using UPIC Music Composing System Version 1.1 as the only Instrument. No overdubs or multi-channel mixing, only 2 channel editing was used in the finishing of these recordings.

Recording locations:
OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway), Oslo, Norway.
Haswell & Hecker: UPIC manual reading, conceptualising, collection and generation of image material.

CCMIX (Centre for Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis), Studio Nono, Paris, France.
Haswell & Hecker: Hands-on UPIC experimentation, existing image input, real-time drawing composition, improvised scrubbing, re-conceptualising, recording.

Haswell Studio, Suffolk, England.
Haswell & Hecker: analysis, editing, arrangement, additional composition, final sequencing, pre-mastering.

Skye Mastering, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Acknowledgements (Reverse Alphabetical Order)
Iannis Xenakis (RIP), Richard Whitelaw + Sonic Arts Network, Warner Classics, Stefan Tiedje, Ian Stewart + City University London, Paul Smith, Denis Smalley, Matthew Slotover, Caroline Schneider, Beatrix Ruf + Kunsthalle Zürich, Curtis Roads, Peter Rehberg, Cristina Ricupero, Eva Presenhuber, Joana Preiss, Gerard Pape, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Miller, Kjetil Manheim, Cláudia Martinho, Sarah Lucas, Anne Kelly, Richard James, Martin Howse & Jonathan Kemp + XXXXX, John Hegre, Hanson, Joakim Haugland, Mathias Gmachl, Tomi Grönlund, Dan Fox, Dave Falconer, Cerith Wyn Evans, Amanda Donohoe, Sadie Coles, Sónia Cabral Matos, David Bussel + Cubitt, Richard Brown, Juliette Blightman, Steve Beckett, Ute Meta Bauer + Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Alex Barclay + N.E.S.T.A.

Introductory note © 2007 Warner Classics & Jazz, Warner Music UK Ltd
Publisher: MuteSong Ltd UK.

℗ 2007 Haswell & Hecker.
© 2007 Warner Classics & Jazz, Warner Music UK Ltd
Cover image courtesy of NPL © Crown copyright 2001.
Made in the EU.
English text.
Total timing 74.02.

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight page booklet.
There is a pause of 4:54 between the end of track 4 and beginning of track 5.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 25646 43212 7
  • Label Code: LC 04281
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • SPARS Code: DDDD