Wayne Siegel - Autumn Resonance / Domino Figures (LP)
LP release presents the
reissue of a
little-known, but extremely beauty, Post-Minimalism album composed by
Wayne Siegel when he was mid-twenties. Moved from US to Denmark,
between 1979 and 1980, he began to investigate possibilities of a
very personal language, contributing to mould the heterogeneous
kaleidoscope of Post-Minimalism results.
works are constructed around a relentless musical process that
consists of delaying and repeating every element in a certain
measure, without intentional alteration. Siegel called this process
canon technique, letting it to become over time his nutritious
Black Sweat Records proposes the awaited reissue of Siegel’s LP. Compared to the original 1983’s release by danish label Paula, are now included authentic pictures from the performance of Domino Figures, so that finally return visual results of SIegel’s works as part of his contribution to contemporary arts. Moreover, the present reissue presents precious liner notes written by the author, echoing the current value of his experimental approach to the sound practice.
Autumn Resonance is a fast canon in which musical figures move quickly around the concert hall: measuring distances, Siegel emphasizes the interrelation of the individual piano, the acoustic of the concert hall and his mood as parts of an organic work. Domino Figures for 10-100 guitars embodies as sound work the shape of a semicircle. Widely renowned in its large number of declinations, here is presented in a 42 guitars version, dedicated to the Danish guitarist Erling Møldrup: the performers are sit in a semicircle in a kind of slow chain reaction where a choral texture is produced, evolving and slowly changing.
Massive sound, spatial effects and strong visual impact meanwhile of aural: Wayne Siegel’s early works can definitley be perceived as art installations, part of a transformation in music as drastic as open.