Gibson, Jon - Visitations I & II + Thirties (expanded) (Mega Blowout Sale)
Gibson is a long time performer of avant music (who else played in the premiers of "In C", "Einstein On The Beach" & "Drumming"?) who has spent over 25 years in Philip Glass' ensemble. This reissues his 1st album (originally released on Philip Glass' Chatham Square label in the 1970s) as well as some unissued material.
The original tracks were two long compositions: Visitations I - II, that Gibson describes as 16 multi-track-textured environmental soundscapes. The music presents several layers of sounds, mostly natural, that create a very unique environmental soundscape. The two tracks are different mixing of the same tapes.
The third track on the CD is the world premiere, recorded in London in 1972, of one of the most important of his compositions, Thirties. The material is entirely unissued and presents Gibson performing with other players that are important composers on their own: Gavin Bryars, Christopher Hobbs, David Rosenboom. Here the accent is mostly on the rhythmic insistence of the composition.
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