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]

CD1

# Performer / Soloist Composer Song / Composition Note
1 Clive Williamson Aphex Twin "Jynweythek Ylow" ^
2 Clive Williamson Aphex Twin "Hy A Scullyas Lyf Adhagrow" ^
3 London Sinfonietta Conlon Nancarrow Study #7 (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff) +
4 Rolf Hind John Cage "Sonatas I & II" +
5 Clio Gould Steve Reich Violin Phase ^
6 London Sinfonietta John Cage First Construction in Metal ^
7 London Sinfonietta Squarepusher "The Tide" (arr. David Horne) +
8 Simon Haram & Sound Intermedia Karlheinz Stockhausen Spiral +

CD2

# Performer / Soloist Composer Song / Composition Note
1 Rolf Hind John Cage Sonata XII +
2 London Sinfonietta Edgard Varèse Ionization ^
3 London Sinfonietta Steve Reich Six Marimbas ~
4 London Sinfonietta Squarepusher "Conc 2 Symmetriac" (arr. Fraser Trainer & Sound Intermedia) *
5 Rolf Hind John Cage Sonatas V & VI +
6 London Sinfonietta Aphex Twin "AFX237 v.7" (arr. David Horne) +
7 London Sinfonietta György Ligeti Chamber Concerto - 1st movement: Corrente +
8 London Sinfonietta György Ligeti Chamber Concerto - 2nd movement: Calmo, Sostenuto +
9 London Sinfonietta György Ligeti Chamber Concerto - 3rd movement: Movimento Preciso e Meccanico +
10 London Sinfonietta György Ligeti Chamber Concerto - 4th movement: Presto +
11 London Sinfonietta Aphex Twin "Polygon Window" (arr. Kenneth Hesketh) ^

+ recorded at Royal Festival Hall, March 8, 2003
* recorded at Brighton Dome, March 23, 2004
^ recorded at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, March 27, 2004
~ recorded at Henry Wood Hall, April 11, 2005

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.