Text Of Light

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The Text of Light group was formed in 1999 with the idea to perform improvised music to the films of Stan Brakhage and other members of the American Cinema avante garde of the 1950s-60s (Brakhage’s film ‘Text of Light’ was the premiere performance and namesake of the group).

The original premise was to improvise (not ‘illustrate’) to films from the American Avante-Garde (50s-60s etc), an under-known period of American filmic poetics. Members of the group include Lee Ranaldo and Alan Licht (gtrs/devices), Ulrich Krieger (sax/electronics), Christian Marclay and DJ Olive (turntables), William Hooker and most recently Tim Barnes (drums/perc). Various combinations of these players attend ‘Text’ gigs, depending on individual schedules, so the group takes on various permutations—sometimes all members participate, sometimes not.
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Albums

EN/OF 021 Text Of Light - 052202 Tonic / 020103 RAW album art Text Of Light 052202 Tonic / 020103 RAW(LP, Ltd) En/Of EN/OF 021 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
★24 Text Of Light - Text Of Light album art Text Of Light Text Of Light(CD, Album) Starlight Furniture Co. ★24 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Text Of Light - Reel 1 album art Text Of Light Reel 1(CDr) Not On Label none US 2005 Sell This Version
OPX LP8 Text Of Light - Cosmic Debris Volume I album art My Cat Is An Alien / Text Of Light My Cat Is An Alien / Text Of Light - Cosmic Debris Volume I Opax OPX LP8 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
FM05 Text Of Light - Un Pranzo Favoloso / A Fabulous Lunch album art Text Of Light Un Pranzo Favoloso / A Fabulous Lunch (Album) FinalMuzik FM05 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
DPROMCD58 Text Of Light - Metal Box album art Text Of Light Metal Box(3xCD + Box, Ltd, Met) Dirter Promotions DPROMCD58 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Text Of Light - Live At ATP-NY 2010 album art Text Of Light Live At ATP-NY 2010(File, MP3, Album, 256) Free Music Archive none US 2010

Singles & EPs

Dy 66 Text Of Light - 052402 Echo 4 album art Text Of Light 052402 Echo 4(12") Table Of The Elements Dy 66 US 2004 Sell This Version
EDRM410 Text Of Light - Rotterdam 1 album art Text Of Light Rotterdam 1(Minimax) Room40 EDRM410 Australia 2006 Sell This Version