We had already agreed in principle that the entire structure of the piece would be derived from Mozart’s 40th Symphony, and that obviously, “White Metal” should carry a variation of the concept “Black Metal” and the term “white noise”.—Miguel Prado
Having declared last week in my initial Wandelwatching post that this series of essays is meant to keep track of upcoming concerts featuring pieces by Wandelweiser Group composers and their fellow travelers, I'm veering onto a parallel track already to share news of a record that's soon to arrive.
Lacking detailed notes, I can't fully explain the nature of the collaboration between Wandelweiser composer Michael Pisaro and Spanish composer/performer/provocateur Miguel Prado on White Metal, a new vinyl LP from the Italian label Senufo Editions. But what I've heard in the Soundcloud preview track embedded above is enough to assure me it will make for fascinating listening when it arrives.
I don't regret having ordered a copy from Giuseppe Ielasi via Discogs last week, since there are only 300 copies available and Erstwhile, my go-to source, doesn't tend to stock vinyl. That said, I'm always happy to recommend Experimedia, source of the Soundcloud excerpt that promptly hijacked today's posting.
I promise, especially to those composers and impresarios who obliged my request for concert listings last week, that I'll turn my attention to those promptly. But since I'm already on the subject of recordings, I'll finish with one more nod to the Classical Playlist that ran on The New York Times ArtsBeat blog on Wednesday, which included a pithy little capsule about a beautiful solo-piano disc by Eva-Maria Houben (as composer and performer).
It's the second time I've included a Houben disc in that still young Classical Playlist series, and it's unlikely to be the last since I've spent much of the past week spinning the four most recent CD-R releases from her own label, Diafani. People will talk…