Abing 阿炳 – Erquan Yingyue (Reflection of the Moon), recorded 1950 [source]
Blind Chinese musician Abing (1893 -1950) – real name Huà Yànjun, is one of the most important folk music composers of 20th century China. A virtuoso of traditional string instruments erhu and pipa, Abing used to earn some money as a busker in the streets of his hometown Wuxi. Abing was recorded for the first time in 1950 (wire recording).
Chinese piano music scores
A selection of Chinese Piano Pieces (1949-1979) vol. 1 & 2, and 24 Chinese Holiday Theme Piano Preludes (bottom).
Li Daiguo (李带菓) – Music for Advertisements (excerpt), 7” single published by Tenzenmen, Australia, 2013 [6 other tracks on label Bandcamp]
- Chengdu Aesthetic and Plastic Hospital
- The Rickshaws at New South Gate Bus Station
- The Beautiful Thai Girls
- Chengdu Plant and Bird Market
- Green Ram Daoist Temple
- The StolenSecondhand Bicycle Market at 9 Eye Bridge
- Chengdu Tuberculosis Hospital
Superb e.p. of imaginary folklore played on Chinese traditional instruments like erhu or pipa by US/Chinese poly-instrumentist Li Dai Guo. These 7 tracks were inspired by the city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province where Li Dai Guo lived for 6 years. I have a physical copy of this vinyl as well as the fine CD Li Dai Guo also published in 2013 and I consider them the best releases I’ve heard this year.
Claude Pélieu, Carl Weissner & William S. Burroughs – Alors à qui appartient la mort télévisée ?, 25 pages, translated from the American by Mary Beach-Pélieu, published by La Main Courante, France, 1997
M/ELT – Modernist/Experimental Literature and Text-art [via Arras.net]
Posters announcing public readings at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Ben Gwilliam – The sequential silences of Dr Murke, installation view, 2006 [source]
In reference to Dr Murke’s collection of silences on tape, Gwilliam edited all voices from the radio adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s short story to create his 5 min montage.
Daniele Lombardi - Albumblätter: 13 fogli mobili per pianoforte, graphic score, Pari e Dispari Edizioni, Cavriago, Reggio Emilia, Italia, 1978
Producing a graphic score often starts with creating an alphabet of exclusive musical symbols, as in the first 2 pages of Italian pianist Daniele Lombardi’s Albumblätter, a collection of 13 unbound, cardboard sheets with abstract drawings.
Don Stacy (University of Oregon) – All Mixed Up A Cultural Exploration of Mixed Tapes and CDs Folklore Forum, article, 2008