3CD - Network - Volume one: 55 music miniatures

Fish and silver foil collage by Martin Archer



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Archer conceived the Network project in 1993. The concept was simple to advertise worldwide for contributions by soundsmiths working in any genre,with the single condition that no piece should be longer than 90 seconds.Archer's contribution was to arrange the miniatures into a creative running order, and then to digitally edit (with massive help from Matt Wand and Daniel Weaver)the individual tracks into one continuous flow of music. Volume One is a fast moving snapshot of personal music lives and activities from many countries, including electronics, contemporary classical, improvisation, free jazz and totally unclassifiable works in the course of its 78 minute journey. In this opera for characters who nevermeet, Archer's predilection for creating large scale structures while devolving responsibility for the detail in the music reaches its ultimate conclusion.Archer conceived the Network project in 1993. The concept was simple - to advertise worldwide for contributions by soundsmiths working in any genre, with the single condition that no piece should be longer than 90 seconds. Archer's contribution was to arrange the miniatures into a creative running order, and then to digitally edit the individual tracks into one continuous flow of music. Volume One is a fast moving snapshot of personal music lives and activities from many countries, including electronics, contemporary classical, improvisation, free jazz and totally unclassifiable works in the course of its 78 minute journey. In this opera for characters who never meet, Archer's predilection for creating large scale structures while devolving responsibility for the detail in the music reaches its ultimate conclusion.

Performers

Warren Burt  - Etude 28

Jenni Roditti  - Epic a Niente

Mick Beck  - Jasmine

Stirfry  - Vein

MC Northwind  - The annihilation of stars

Richard Leigh  - String quartet

Tonino Miano  - SBJ3

Daniel Weaver  - 1 HO N&C in 90s

Future Destination  - Detroit Sound

Primates  - Semi-colon

Shaks  - Western Geophysical

Glen Capra  - 21st Century Bumble Bee

Perm Ferrets -  Eidetic Imagery

Mark Ingleby  - Steam In There

Transient v Resident  - Fogwatch

Nicky Heinen -  Umbilical Accord

Alquimia  - AFATTOD

Crazy People Stuff  - Shore Beautiful

Alfred Harth  - A-men est Omen, Nemo est Nomen

Stephen Haywood  - Bubblegum

Chris Kant -  Gift of the Gab

Ian Harris  - Proximities No. 3

Martin Read -  While I Here Do Snoring Lie

Michael W. Evans  - mprovisation for solo percussion

Jebrovia -  If I

Jliat  - J (excerpt)

London Labyrinth  - Tread East

Neil Carver  - What do you do with a herring's eyes?

Wacah Chan -  Voices in the Sky

Simon H. Fell  - Crammed with Distressing Brain

Steve Bloomer -  Ice Creams at the Crow Park

Simon Kingsley  - Shock

Glen Capra  - Fragment of Multiplicity

Bywater -  Crab Breath

Roger Dean  - Fissuring Silence

The Next Step  - Unexplained Tangents

Felicity Vernon -  Sketches of Sydenham

Locofoco -  Falling

Sedayne -  The Raging of May

John Walters' Landscape  - Rainfall

Daniel Weaver -  The Ecumenical Pineapple

Primates  - Hot Attics

Ian Harris -  Proximities No. 5

Beto Trinidad  - Lele

Ochre Mode - Pact 1

Martin Archer  - Sonata #1 for multiple digital pianos

Siwula & Lang  - Fish meets Horn

Robert Godman - "eye assume......." (extract)

Mark Jenkins  - Thunder at Midnight

Timothy Warner -  Hep

Colin Crawley  - The Man with Three Heads

In be tween noise  - Sokobauno (a micro opera)

Mike Sugars  - Oje's Lullaby






Reviews

"Utterly absorbing" - Richard Cook, Wire.

 

"The start of an important project" - Chris Blackford, Rubberneck.

 

"An unstoppable onslaught of the imagination" - Future Music.