Ilya Monosov - Solo Cello #1 For Charles Curtis
Recorded for the 40th anniversary of Fluxus exhibit, this 50 minute plus piece was recorded in one take, with Charles Curtis handling his own tribute with style and daring. There is an elegiac sense to the piece, quite unlike the random mania of Fluxus. And yet that movement was always about presence, and awareness of the moment, no matter how confusing that moment might be. This piece also challenges one to focus, and its mix of silence and drone, light and dark colors make for a vibrant, unrepeatable present, in composition, performance, and in listening. Repeated listens will reward one with the chance to be present again and again, no small achievement for a tune, and no small addition to the legacy of the most human of all instruments
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