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Karel Appel

Karel Appel

Karel Appel


In 1963, long before art brut, free jazz ... hell, even before most of the 60s-lineage musical movements we’re still talking about today took form, abstract-expressionist painter karel christiaan appel logged time in the instituut voor sonologie (then recently relocated to the university of utrecht from eindhoven) to compose music for a documentary being made on ... himself by cinematographer jan vrijman ... Perhaps in attempts to capture an analog of his roughly-hewn visual style, appel absolutely went to town on the instituut’s . Read more on Last.fm
In 1963, long before art brut, free jazz ... hell, even before most of the 60s-lineage musical movements we’re still talking about today took form, abstract-expressionist painter karel christiaan appel logged time in the instituut voor sonologie (then recently relocated to the university of utrecht from eindhoven) to compose music for a documentary being made on ... himself by cinematographer jan vrijman ... Perhaps in attempts to capture an analog of his roughly-hewn visual style, appel absolutely went to town on the instituut’s ... battery of percussion instruments, piano, electric organ, and of course his own shouted proclamations (famously, “i do not paint i hit !!!”) ...

these were all used as raw material to build three musique concrète pieces, made in collaboration with the insituut’s staff (frits weiland, jaap vink, and will eisma) ... The results run from cecil-taylor-meets-dick-raaijmakers dual-fisted piano klang to inept electric organ fumblings to full-on riots of distorted kettle drum and assorted percussion-room filigree, assembled into an extremely edit-heavy suite (much use of tape-speed manipulation ; many of the timpani hits tuned so low as to only be felt), running at break-neck speed for pretty much the entire duration ... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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