Teiji ItoMusic For Maya

Label:Tzadik – TZ 8038
Series:Composer Series
2 x CD
Genre:Electronic, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
Style:Abstract, Score, Experimental


1-1Lights Along The Way—India5:07
1-2Meshes Of The Afternoon12:54
1-3Lights Along The Way—Java/Korea7:38
1-4The Very Eye Of The Night13:07
1-5Lights Along The Way—China5:38
1-6Search For Love/Rape Scene8:38
1-7Return To Tahiti14:11
1-8True Love Found2:35
2-2Bagatelle For Williard Maas5:22
2-4Arabesque For Kenneth Anger4:51
2-5Operation Hourglass–Diesel Engine2:37
2-6Water Music Study6:39
The Language Of Faces
2-10Works Of Matisse4:57

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Tracks 1-1, 1-3 and 1-5 recorded 1959 for a UN film produced for World University Services.
Track 1-2 recorded 1959 and is the complete score to the Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid's film. Originally reconstructed by Steve Peters in 1996 following the film's soundtrack, this version features all the music recorded for "Meshes" and includes multiple takes, whispered directions by Deren and moments of music ultimately never used in the final cut of the film.
Track 1-4 recorded 1952. It is longer than the version released on Meshes.
Track 1-6 to 1-8 recorded 1961 for the film "Portrait of a Tahitian Girl, Maeva" produced and directed by Umberto Bonsignori and scripted by Maya Deren.
2-1 recorded 1959 for a film by Marie Menken.
2-2, 2-3 and 2-4 recorded 1961 for films by Marie Menken.
2-5 recorded 1956 for a documentary film commissioned by the Cummins Engine Company. This music was also used in Alexander Hammid's 1958 film "Power Among Men", produced by the UN.
2-6 recorded in 1967 and is an early unmixed version of music created for an abstract film of reflecting water patterns by director Yudel Kyler.
2-7 recorded 1967.
2-8 and 2-9 recorded 1961 for a film directed by John Kotty and produced under the auspices of the Quaker Pacifist Movement in America.
2-10 recorded 1959 for a little known documentary about Henri Matisse by Walter Lewisohn.
2-11 recorded 1959 and is a brief soundtrack montage from Ed Emshwiller's animation.
2-12 recorded 1960 for a short by Ed Emshwiller.

All music composed, performed and recorded in the studio he shared with Maya Deren at 61 Morton Street, NYC.
All materials used by permission of the Ito Estate.
These recordings were made available for release through the kind cooperation of the Teiji Ito Collection of Noncommercial Recordings, ca. 1952-1982 at the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound/The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Anthology Film Archives, Filmmaker's Coop and the Teiji Ito Estate. "Meshes of the Afternoon" and "The Very Eye of Night" were first released on ¿What Next? in 1996.
Special thanks to Andrew Lampert, Martina Kudláček, Henry Hills, Steve Peters, Sara Velez, Tom Christie, Cherel and Tavia Ito.

With semi-glossy 16 page booklet.

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