MIMEO - WIGRY (2LP)
order at : monotyperecords, poland

Music in Movement Electronic Orchestra in Wigry, Poland 2009:
line-up:
Phil Durrant, software synth / digital sampler
Christian Fennesz, computer
Cor Fuhler, piano
Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer
Kaffe Matthews, computer
Gert-Jan Prins, electronics
Peter Rehberg, computer
Keith Rowe, prepared guitar
Marcus Schmickler, computer
Rafael Toral, electronics

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about MIMEO and event:
MIMEO is an electronic music orchestra of 10 to 11 musicians. The instruments range from analogue (Thomas Lehn) and digital
synthesizers (Marcus Schmickler), amplified objects and old analogue equipment (Gert-Jan Prins) to software designed especially for
improvisation (Phil Durrant); the line up varies from improvisers who started in '60's (Keith Rowe) to younger generation of electronic
musicians (Christian Fennesz); its aesthetics is floating from space-jazz (Rafael Toral) to noise (Peter Rehberg). The massive sound
of the orchestra, sensitivity to room's acoustical and social restraints and new concepts for each performance make them one of the
most thrilling music phenomena of the last decade. The concert published on the double vinyl was part of New Music Peninsula -
a series of experimental music concerts held in Wigry. It was organized by Agnieszka Tarasiuk of Residential Arts Centre and curated
by Michal Libera and Michal Mendyk of 4.99. Other concerts included complete performance of "The Great Learning" by Cornelius
Cardew, Zeitkratzer's reinterpretations of electronic music from Polish Radio Experimental Studio and a panorama of contemporary
music in Lithuania. Some of the performances have been released by Bôlt: New Music in Eastern Europe. MIMEO performed in the
church. The evening was dark, cold and windy. Each of the musicians had a separate loudspeaker. Musicians were seated by the long
table placed between two rows of the benches. Almost like a last supper. Everybody believed it was the final event in the cultural
programme of the Residential Arts Centre. Due to some mysterious decisions the Centre was running for one more year and was
shut down on May 1st 2011. No other cultural event after MIMEO happened in the church.

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