MRDL45 - "Octet For Jasper Johns" from Cardew 55-64 by cafeOTO published on 2016-09-23T14:01:27Z "These pieces create a coherent and cohesive statement of Cardew's approach to interdeterminacy. They set in motion his dual attention to extreme pragmatism and philosophical, even utopian ideals. They are subtle essays in how one might initiate a skeletal framework to be fleshed out, to be made corporeal, by future generations. Cardew referred to this as 'growth mechanisms' : ie, how changing performance practice and musical outlooks can be accommodated by compositional activity. It is a balance between 'cogent explicitness' and 'sufficient flexibility' rather than a fully notated, self contained piece." - David Ryan, 2001. --- Anton Lukoszevieze / cello Simon Allen / vibraphone & marimba Bridget Carey / viola Rhodri Davies / harp Andrew Sparling / clarinet David Ryan / bass clarinet & piano Sarah Walker / piano & prepared piano Dave Smith / prepared piano & melodica Tania Chen /piano Robert Coleridge / organ Michael Parsons / electronic keyboard --- Recorded by Apartment House, directed by Anton Lukoszevieze. First commercially released recordings of many of Cardew's early compositions. Recorded at Gateway Studio, Kingston-upon-Thames on the 6th and 7th of April, 2001. Front cover artwork: detail from 'Solo with Accompaniment'