Wayne Horvitz: Film Music, 1998-2001

Wayne Horvitz: Film Music, 1998-2001

by Wayne Horvitz


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Wayne Horvitz decided to scramble the tracks on this collection, taking pieces from different film projects and sequencing them out of order to make an album of stand-alone music. The effect is simply stunning, as Horvitz pulls the works from their original contexts and births a whole new beast in the process. The conceptual shifts seem random at first but unfold with an appealing aesthetic coherence. Within the first four tracks alone (there are 47 in all), Horvitz moves from eerie samples to mellow acoustic to hip-hop to early jazz. (Bill Frisell, DJ Logic, Julian Priester, Michael Bisio, and the members of Zony Mash are among the supporting musicians.) As the disc plays, patterns begin to emerge and the specific character of each film project becomes clearer. In addition to music for Gary Gibson's Chihuly Over Venice and an untitled film by Gus Van Sant, Horvitz includes four pieces composed for a Frank Gehry exhibit, six from a project called "Bellagio," and three intriguing demos. Tracks 30 through 47 depart from the rest of the program by presenting, in one continuous block, music conceived for Charlie Chaplin's The Circus, performed live by the Seattle Chamber Players.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2002
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397751427
catalogNumber: 7514
Rank: 213596

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayne Horvitz   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Sampling
Robin Holcomb   Piano
Julian Priester   Trombone
Michael Bisio   Acoustic Bass
Bill Frisell   Guitar
Craig Flory   Saxophone
Hans Teuber   Flute,Saxophone
Doug Wieselman   Clarinet,Guitar,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Fred Chalenor   Electric Bass
Keith Lowe   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Skerik   Saxophone,electronics
DJ Logic   Turntables
Ed Pias   Percussion
Eyvind Kang   Viola
Andy Roth   Drums
Reggie Watts   Keyboards,Vocals,Voices
Davis Martin   Drums
Jen Charowhas   Violin
Laura DeLuca   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Brian Kent   Saxophone
Mischa Schmidt   Violin
Mike Bisio   Acoustic Bass
Andy Roth   Drums
Andre Otraskin   Guitar
Timothy Young   Guitar

Technical Credits

Wayne Horvitz   Producer,Engineer
John Zorn   Executive Producer
Swanson   Engineer
Beck Henderer-Pena   Engineer
Don Devore   Engineer
Albert Swanson   Engineering
Bill Fast   Engineer

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