MIMEO ‎– Sight

Cathnor Recordings ‎– Cath004
CD, Album


1 Sight 60:04

Companies, etc.


Sight is a project inspired by stories of the American painter Cy Twombly that describe how he took up the occasional practice of drawing and painting blindfolded, creating art despite being unable to use the most obvious sense required for the task.

For the sight project each of the eleven members of MIMEO spread across Europe were asked to place approximately five minutes of sound anywhere they chose onto a blank sixty minute CDR. This was done independently of one another, with no communication between the musicians about how or where the music should be distributed on the disc.

This process was only completed after the musicians had spent considerable time considering the task at hand, trying to understand what their colleagues may be doing. Finally in late 2006 the finished CDRs were sent to one group member, Marcus Schmickler, who then compiled all eleven discs onto one single CDR, superimposing the eleven pieces of music over each other to create a single work. This task was completed without listening to the music at any stage.

Packaged in a 5.5" x 7.5" Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J34
  • Matrix / Runout: T51755 www.brandedmedia.net BM6951