It would be all too easy for this recording to be simply a novelty, its value lying in Ken Butler 's unique creations - instruments made out of hammers, shovels, golf clubs, etc. Fortunately, these homemade instruments are actually playable, and Butler is joined by some excellent musicians, including Paradox Trio leader Matt Darriau. This release stands up to repeated listens better than the Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones compilation, in which the actual music is secondary to the documentation of the created instruments.
Kenneth Lee "Ken" Butler (born August 3, 1948) is an artist and musician, as well as an experimental musical instrument builder. His Hybrid musical instruments and other artworks explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, sounds and silence.
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This music is from "Ken Butler's Voices of Anxious Objects", recorded live in the studio in NYC in 1997 and released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label with a 16-page color booklet with photos of the hybrid instruments. With KB-Hybrid strings, Matt Darriau-clarinet, alto sax, gaida, shanai, kaval, reeds, and flutes, Stomu Takeishi-fretless electric bass, Seido Salifoski-dumbek, tapan some live looping, no overdubs. From KB’s Greatest Hits 1993-96 CD on Hybrid Visions Music, 2005.
CONCERTO, CONCERT Voices of Anxious Objects, de/by Ken Butler (US). Abdul Moimême, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Diana Combo, Eran Sachs, Inês Castanheira, Kaffe Matthews, Ken Butler, Lionel Marchetti, Marta Ângela, Meira Asher, Miguel A. García, MSHR (Birch Cooper, Brenna Murphy), Toma Gouband, Tomoko Sauvage, Trio Sowari (Phil Durrant, Burkhard Beins, Bertrand Denzler),::vtol::, Wade Matthews, Xavier Garcia
|1||Building A Desert Blizzard||7:33|
|2||Stuck Behind A Truck||4:55|
|4||Eye-Con Ergonomics (Excerpt)||2:33|
|6||Serving A Sigh(t)||8:13|
|7||Ice On The Velodrome||9:42|
|9||Sweeping The Moor||7:19|