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Hazzard - John Oswald - Plexure (CD, Album)


  1. Information/Write-up. Plexure is a composition Oswald created in , commissioned by John Zorn for his Japan-based CD label Avant. The result was the release of an minute mini-album of such remarkable complexity and density that everyone seems to remark on this (see below).
  2. This 2 disc set is the latest p l un d erp h on i c album and was commissioned by the Dead, or as Phil Lesh put it, "David Gans and I sort of talked him into it"."It" is composed exclusively of live recordings (from the Vault) of the Grateful Dead's "Dark Star" and was originally released as a single disc, "Transitive Axis". It was originally proposed that Oswald make something "very short".
  3. John (Anthony) Oswald. Composer, saxophonist, record producer, dancer, writer, b Kitchener, Ont, 30 May His teachers included R. Murray Schafer and Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University and David Rosenboom, Casey Sokol, Richard Teitelbaum, and James Tenney at York University. Oswald first came to notice as an habitué in the mids of the Music Gallery, where his affiliations Missing: Hazzard.
  4. 1 Open (Bo No Ma) 2 Urge (Marianne Faith No Morissey) 3 Manifold (Bing Stingspreen) 4 Blur (Bolton Chili Overdire) 5 Zoom (Sinéad O'Connick Jr.) 6 Cypher (Depeche Mould) 7 Compac.
  5. In Plexure, Oswald - according to wikipedia "attempted to microsample the history of CD music up to that point (–) in a 20 minute collage" - there's some ridiculously large number of samples here, maybe not all ten years worth of cds but a lot of them. So you can feel all the time and dedication that went into this one.
  6. Avant Records was a record label based in Japan specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. The label was started by composer and saxophonist John Zorn in with Kazunori Sugiyama, as an offshoot of the DIW Records. 81 albums were released on Avant before Zorn started Tzadik Records in Full discographyMissing: Hazzard.
  7. Find John Oswald discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. Find John Oswald discography, albums and singles on AllMusic and sound collage artist John Oswald is best known for his plunderphonics, which involves using samples of existing recordings to create a new work. Plexure: Avant Power (), 7th (), More from the Case Missing: Hazzard.
  8. John Oswald discography and songs: Music profile for John Oswald, born 30 May Genres: Plunderphonics, Free Improvisation, Mashup. Albums include Plexure, Plunderphonic, and 69 Plunderphonics Missing: Hazzard.
  9. Grayfolded is a two-CD album produced by John Oswald featuring the Grateful Dead song "Dark Star". Using over a hundred different performances of the song, recorded live between and , Oswald, using a process he calls "plunderphonics", built, layered, and "folded" all of them to produce two large, recomposed versions, each about one hour long.

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