Simon Fisher Turner & Edmund de Waal

A Quiet Corner In Time

  • Simon Fisher Turner & Edmund de Waal - A Quiet Corner In Time
27th March 2020 / CD or LP / Mute

Simon Fisher Turner & Edmund de Waal

A Quiet Corner In Time


A Quiet Corner In Time began life as a sound work created by composer Simon Fisher Turner for renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal’s installation at the Schindler house in Los Angeles. Fisher Turner and de Waal’s collaboration is a metamorphosis of that work into a standalone album release.

+ Indie version LP is pressed on limited white coloured vinyl.

The album represents the first time de Waal has collaborated so closely with a musician, and draws Simon Fisher Turner’s past into the present as it references his early sound work for Derek Jarman's films (he worked with Jarman from Caravaggio up to his final work, Blue).

'A Quiet Corner In Time' brings together Fisher Turner’s field recordings collected with de Waal in Vienna and LA, alongside placed materials and architectural interventions: porcelain vessels, furniture, and vitrines. This huge soundworld combines elements of de Waal’s own history, detailed in his 2010 memoir The Hare With Amber Eyes; the Schindler House itself; its former resident John Cage, along with sounds swapped with Ryuichi Sakamoto into a meditative drama, poised between action and stasis, mischief and grace.

+ LP version includes download code.

1. The Museums With Long Halls
2. We Begin To Be Certain
3. Breaking Emptiness
4. The Children Will Have To Stop
5. A Quiet Corner In Time
6. Right Side Up Or Upside Down
7. They Could Visit
8. You Don’t Have To Go Anywhere

Format /CD or LP
Released /27th March 2020
Catalogue / STUMM439
Barcode / 5400863016692
Label /Mute
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