Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters

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Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters
Live album by
Released2006
Recorded2003-2005
GenreElectronic music, Ambient techno, Minimalist music, Process music, Contemporary classical music
LabelWarp Records

Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters is a 2-CD set consisting of live performances by the London Sinfonietta, released by Warp Records in 2006. It contains a mix of contemporary classical and minimalist music by John Cage, György Ligeti, Conlon Nancarrow, Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Edgard Varèse, as well as instrumental versions of songs by Warp Records members Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. They were recorded live between 2003 and 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All songs performed by the London Sinfonietta except where noted.

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Jynweythek Ylow" ([c])Aphex TwinClive Williamson 
2."Hy A Scullyas Lyf Adhagrow" ([c])Aphex TwinClive Williamson 
3."Study #7" (Arranged by Yvar Mikhashoff[a])Conlon Nancarrow  
4."Sonatas I & II" ([a])John CageRolf Hind 
5."Violin Phase" ([c])Steve ReichClio Gould 
6."First Construction in Metal" ([c])Cage  
7."The Tide" (Arranged by David Horne[a])Squarepusher  
8."Spiral" ([a])Karlheinz StockhausenSimon Haram & Sound Intermedia 
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Sonata XII" ([a])CageRolf Hind 
2."Ionization" ([c])Edgard Varèse  
3."Six Marimbas" ([d])Reich  
4."Conc 2 Symmetriac" (Arranged by Fraser Trainer and Sound Intermedia[b])Squarepusher  
5."Sonatas V & VI" ([a])CageRolf Hind 
6."AFX237 v.7" (Arranged by Horne[a])Aphex Twin  
7."Chamber Concerto - 1st movement: Corrente" ([a])György Ligeti  
8."Chamber Concerto - 2nd movement: Calmo, Sostenuto" ([a])Ligeti  
9."Chamber Concerto - 3rd movement: Movimento Preciso e Meccanico" ([a])Ligeti  
10."Chamber Concerto - 4th movement: Presto" ([a])Ligeti  
11."Polygon Window" (Arranged by Kenneth Hesketh[c])Aphex Twin  

Live performances[edit]

Warsaw[edit]

Selected arrangements created as part of the Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters project were performed[1] in Warsaw, Poland on May 13, 2004, as part of the "Turning Sounds 2" International Meeting (curated by Antoni Beksiak):

  1. Squarepusher (arr. Morgan Hayes): Port Rhombus
  2. Squarepusher (arr. David Horne): Disintegrations no. 1: The Tide
  3. Boards of Canada (arr. David Horne): Disintegrations no. 2: Pete Standing Alone
  4. Aphex Twin (arr. David Horne): Disintegrations no. 3: afx237 v. 7

by Białystok Symphony Orchestra under Franck Ollu, alongside Heiner Goebbels' Suite for Sampler and Orchestra, Bernhard Lang's DW8, as well as playing back the original electronic versions of the Warp artists' tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Turning Sounds 2" International Meeting [programme book]". 2003.