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On Foot: Brooklyn
From July 17 to August 17, 2005, I walked 250 miles across Switzerland. Every day I composed a new piece, wrote it down and performed it on the pocket trumpet at 6 p.m. All concerts took place out-of-doors in public spaces such as squares, harbors, intersections, sidewalks, and mountain-tops. Each piece was named after the date and location of the first performance.
Edition Wandelweiser Records released a CD of pieces from the trek on August 23rd, 2011. Brian Olewnick has called the CD a
"wonderful recording". Read the full review Richard Pinnell has called the album here. "lovely". Read the full review Matthew Horne over at tiny mix tapes has reviewed it here. . here
Buy the CD
To celebrate the release, I performed one track from the CD in a public space in New York City each evening at 6:30 pm from August 23rd to August 28th. here.
1. "Crêt de la Neuve, le 20 juillet 2005" (3:06) Christian Wolff,
2. "Grottes de l'Orbe, le 22 juillet 2005" (3:37) Katie Porter, clarinet
3. "Vallorbe, le 23 juillet 2005" (7:23)
Antoine Beuger, flute, Jürg Frey, clarinet, Marcus Kaiser, cello, Tobias Liebezeit, percussion
4. "St. Cergue, le 19 juillet 2005" (4:01) Jürg Frey, clarinet
5. "Genè, le 17 juillet 2005" (9:30) Antoine Beuger, flute
6. "Dornach, den 2. August 2005" (27:08) Marcus Kaiser, cello, Tobias Liebezeit, percussion
Listen to a rough edit of Katie Porter's performance of "Grottes de l'Orbe, le 22 juillet 2005".
Purchase a copy of the CD.
Wandelweiser USA is currently accepting donations to cover development costs for the continuation of the On Foot project. Donate . here
The book documenting the project is available in English and German. The book contains 25 pages of text about the project, photos by Silvia Kamm-Gabathuler, and 31 scores of pieces composed on the text. Published by Edition Howeg.
98 pages, 7.5" x 7.5" |
$50, €28 |
"beautifully produced" -- Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic
"spare, elegant" --Steve Smith, Time Out New York
Contact: craig [at] craigshepard [dot] net