William Eggleston - Musik

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William Eggleston - Musik

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FormatCD & 2LP
Released20th October 2017
Catalogue SC346CD
Barcode 0656605034621

Native Memphian William Eggleston, 77, is widely regarded to be the most important photographer of the late 20th Century, but there is another side to him that took root in his Sumner, Mississippi childhood, where he discovered the piano in the parlor that ignited in him a lifelong passion for music.

In the 1980's, Eggleston, who disdained digital cameras and modernity in general, became
surprisingly fascinated with a synthesizer, the Korg O1/W FD, which had 88 piano-like keys, and in addition to being able to emulate the sound of any instrument, also contained a four-track sequencer that allowed him to expand the palette of his music, letting him create improvised symphonic pieces, stored on 49 floppy discs, encompassing some 60 hours of music from which this 13 track recording was assembled.

The music, which he refers to as "Musik", adopting the German spelling of his hero, JS Bach, is highly emotional, whether he's improvising a Bach-like organ fanfare out of whole cloth, using a Korg patch titled "guitar feedback" to create a dirge, or playing Lerner and Lowe's "On The StreetWhere You Live" as a dramatic overture.

1. Untitled Improvisation DCC 05.19
2. Untitled Improvisation FD 1.10
3. Untitled Improvisation DAT 3.1 2.79
4. Untitled Improvisation DCC 02.9

5. Untitled Improvisation DCC 02.25 3-01
6. Untitled Improvisation DCC 04.31
7. Untitled Improvisation DCC 04.33.3
8. Untitled Improvisation DCC 02.21
9. Untitled Improvisation FD 6.9

10. Untitled Improvisation FD 1.1-9.5

11. TitWillow - Gilbert/Sullivan
12. Untitled Improvisation FD 1.12
13. On The StreetWhere You Live - Lerner/Lowe