ANAPHORIA - FOOTPATHS AND TRADE ROUTES (LP)


"ini.itu is releasing the third LP of its catalogue, a 3 tracks album assembled by Kraig Grady under the moniker Anaphoria. 250 copies, hand numbered. Kraig Grady is a composer and a sound artist. He has been described by David Toop as an Ethnographic Surrealist. Born in California in 1952 (of Ojibwe Indian ascent), now residing in Australia where as a citizen of Anaphoria he is responsible for the Austronesian Outpost of Anaphoria and one of its most prominent organs, the Office of Cultural Liaisons. After mercurial composition studies (a.o with Byong-Kon Kim) and improvising for a while under the inspiration of Stockhausen's ensemble works, an epiphanic performance of Harry Partch's U. S. Highball that he attended in 1976 led him to unexplored paths. The meeting of Erv Wilson, another pioneer of microtonalism, opened for him the door to alternative tunings with Erv Wilson's elaborate system of "hexanies" and larger multi-dimensional tonal geometries. This led him to compositions in the just intonation resources of Wilson's combination-product sets and meta-slendro. Kraig Grady also started simultaneously building its own mesotonal-xenharmonic instruments ( metallophones, marimbas, hammered dulcimers and reed organs ) and assembling them into ensembles. His current work makes use of mallet instruments tuned to Wilson's Meta-Slendro, a greatly expanded Slendro-like scale. His compositions include accompaniments for silent films and shadow puppeteer plays. His works have been presented as part of the LA Philharmonic's American Music Weekend as well as New Music America." (label info)
in stock | BE| 2009| INI.ITU | 13.90


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