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JOHN CAGE


Musik for Five

First complete recordings of the time-length pieces


45’ for a Speaker (1954) [45’ für einen Sprecher, from the American by Ernst Jandl (1969)]
34’46.776” for a Pianist (1954)
31’57.9864” for a Pianist (1954)
27’10554” for a Percussionist (1956)
26’1.449” for a String Player (1955)
4’33” (No. 2) (0’00”) (1962) Solo to be performed in any way by anyone


Music for Five (1984–87) for flute, violoncello, two pianos, and percussion


Two (1987) for flute and piano


Eberhard Blum, flute and voice
Marianne Schroeder, piano
Nils Vigeland, piano
Frances-Marie Uitti, violoncello and voice
Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion


Co-Production: Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt/Hat Hut Records Ltd., Therwil
Digital recording: 23–25 July 1990, Sporthalle am Böllenfalltor, Darmstadt
Recording by Reinhard Hauck and Reinhold Haas (HR) and Peter Pfister (Studio Pfister)
Production assistant: Elena Krankus


Typography, design, and photographs by Ann Holyoke Lehmann


Produced by Ernstalbrecht Stiebler/Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
Made possible by generous financial assistance of the Swiss Bank Corporation


DDD / 2 CDs, Total time 59:24 + 67:05 [126:29]


hatART CD 2-6070

 

JOHN CAGE
Fontana Mix & Solo for Voice 2


Eberhard Blum, flute and voice


This recording superimposes digital tapings of three parts of Fontana Mix (1958) in a realization for flutes
and Solo for Voice 2 (1960). It is dedicated to the White Paintings of Robert Rauschenberg.


Co-Production: Sender Freies Berlin/Hat Hut Records Ltd., Therwil
Digital recording: 13/14 November 1992, Sender Freies Berlin
Recording supervisor: Wolfgang Hoff
Sound engineer: Wolfgang Zülch


CD-Master by Peter Pfister
Cover typography and photographs by Ann Holyoke Lehmann


Produced by Martin Demmler/Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger


DDD / Total time 50:03


hatART CD 6125

 

JOHN CAGE
Sixty-two Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham (1971)
for voice unaccompanied using microphone


Eberhard Blum, voice


Co-Production: Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt/Hat Hut Records Ltd., Therwil
Digital recording: 14 August 1991, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt
Recording supervisor: Udo Wüstendörfer
Sound engineer: Detlev Kittler
Production assistant: Elena Krankus


CD-Master by Peter Pfister
Typography, design, and photographs by Ann Holyoke Lehmann


Produced by Ernstalbrecht Stiebler/Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger


2 CDs, Total time 46:32 + 46:32 [93:04]


hatART CD 2-6095

 

JOHN CAGE
Atlas Eclipticalis (1961–62)
instrumental parts for flute 1–3


Eberhard Blum, piccolo, flute and alto flute


Co-Production: Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt/Hat Hut Records Ltd., Therwil
Digital recording: 10/11 February 1992, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt
Recording supervisor: Hans-Bernhard Bätzing
Sound engineer: Detlev Kittler
Production assistant: Elena Krankus


CD-Master by Peter Pfister
Design by Ann Holyoke Lehmann


Produced by Ernstalbrecht Stiebler/Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
With kind support from Lufthansa Cultural Affairs


DDD / Total time 60:00


hatART CD 6111

 

JOHN CAGE
Ryoanji (1983/85)


Robert Black, contrabass
Eberhard Blum, flute
Iven Hausmann, trombone
Gudrun Reschke, oboe
John Patrick Thomas, voice
Jan Williams, percussion


Co-Production: Sender Freies Berlin/Akademie der Künste, Berlin/Hat Hut Records Ltd., Therwil
Digital recording: 22 June 1995, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Recording supervisor: Wolfgang Hoff
Sound engineer: Wolfgang Zülch


Mix and CD-Master by Peter Pfister
Layout typography by fuhrer vienna
Cover and photographs (Berlin) by Ann Holyoke Lehmann
Photograph of John Cage courtesy of the John Cage Trust
Liner notes by Eberhard Blum, Art Lange, Yumiko Urae, and Jean Vermeil
Special thanks to Christiane Krtschmarsch


Produced by Martin Demmler/Dirk Scheper/Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
With kind support from Lufthansa Cultural Affairs


DDD, 24-Bit / Total time 60:30


hatART CD 6183

 

JOHN CAGE


First complete recording of Imaginary Landscapes 1–5:
Imaginary Landscape No. 1 (1939)
for two variable-speed phono turntables, frequency recordings, muted piano, and cymbal;
to be performed as a recording or broadcast
Imaginary Landscape No. 2 (March No. 1) (1942)
for percussion quintet
Imaginary Landscape No. 3 (1942)
for percussion sextet
Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (March No. 2) (1951)
for 12 radios
Imaginary Landscape No. 5 (1952)
for any 42 recordings; to be realized as a magnetic tape
Realization by Peter Pfister using 42 hatART recordings by Anthony Braxton


But What About The Noise …? (1985)
for percussion ensemble
Realization by Jan Williams


Maelström Percussion Ensemble (Robert Accurso, John Bacon Jr., Kirk Brundage, Gary Rutkowski)

and guests (Craig Bitterman, Eberhard Blum, Patti Cudd, Thomas Furminger, Erik Oña, Christopher Swist, Amy Williams)
Directed by Jan Williams


Digital recording: 28 May–1 June 1995, Slee Concert Hall, University at Buffalo, NY
Recording and CD-Master by Peter Pfister


Cover by Ann Holyoke Lehmann
Layout typography by fuhrer vienna
Liner notes by Art Lange, Franck Mallet, and Peter Niklas Wilson
Special thanks to Richard Bailey, Stephen Bradley, Cort Lippe, Michael Pugliese, and Phil Rehard


Produced by Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
With kind support from the University at Buffalo and Lufthansa Cultural Affairs


Also made possible by the Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge-Preis für unkonventionelle Kunstvermittlung 1995 awarded to Eberhard Blum by the Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung, Berlin


DDD, 24-Bit / Total time 51:15


hatART CD 6179

 

JOHN CAGE


Winter Music (1957)
first recording for four pianos


Winter Music with Atlas Eclipticalis (1961–62)
instrumental parts for flute 1–3


Mats Persson, Steffen Schleiermacher, Kristine Scholz, Nils Vigeland, piano
Eberhard Blum, piccolo, flute, and alto flute


The digital recordings of Winter Music were made on 6 June 1993 at the Sender Freies Berlin;
realization 2 of Winter Music has been superimposed with the digital recording of Atlas Eclipticalis made on 10/11 February 1992 at the Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt.


Recording at the Sender Freies Berlin, 6 June 1993:
Recording supervisor: Wolfgang Hoff
Sound engineer: Herbert Schlüter
Piano tuner: Hans Filipski


Recording at the Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 10/11 February 1992:
Recording supervisor: Hans-Bernhard Bätzing
Sound engineer: Detlev Kittler


Digital realization and CD-Master made at Tonstudio Peter Pfister, Berikon, Switzerland, by Peter Pfister
Cover typography and photograph by Ann Holyoke Lehmann


Produced by Ernstalbrecht Stiebler/Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt; Martin Demmler/Sender Freies Berlin;
and Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger/Hat Hut Records Ltd., Therwil
With kind support from Lufthansa Cultural Affairs


DDD / Total time 60:02


hatART CD 6141