Now available: Live in Bergen | Cassette (The Tapeworm)
Recorded on 1st November 2013 as part of Bergen Kirkeautunnale, Norway
Featuring BJNilsen & John Beaumont’s Black Death, a new project using voice (tenor) and electronics; Charles Matthews’s repertoire includes performances of organ pieces by Arvo Pärt, Giacinto Scelsi and Johan Sebastian Bach; Marcus Davidson’s Ananta is released for the first time, and Spire regulars The Eternal Chord and The Spire Ensemble also perform.
This cassette will be released in July 2014
A1: Charles Matthews plays JS Bach "Komm, Heiliger Geist", A2: Charles Matthews plays Giacinto Scelsi "In Nomine Lucis", A3. BJNilsen and John Beaumont "Black Death"
B1: The Eternal Chord "The Eternal Chord (Live)", B2: Marcus Davidson "Ananta", B3: The Spire Ensemble "Live In Bergen", B4: Charles Matthews plays Arvo Pärt "Pari Intervallo"
Recorded on 1.11.13 as part of Bergen Kirkeautunnale 2013, with thanks to Kjetil Almenning and Møyfrid Fuglestad. Published by Touch Music [MCPS] except – A2: Editions Salabert/G Ricordi & Co.; B4: Universal Edition.
Illustration – Art I Cho.
This cassette is an aspiring product of The Tapeworm – "give the peasants champagne and they still want dirty water" TTW#70, copyright 2014 The Tapeworm. www.tapeworm.org.uk
Spire 5 | Marcus Davidson "The Passing"
2 tracks - FLAC Audio download - 18:31
Track listing and notes:
1. The Passing 9:14
Recorded at St. Stephan's Church, Mautern, Austria as part of Spire live at The Kontraste Festival, Krems, 11th October 2013.
Marcus Davidson - Organ & Electronics
EVP samples by Raymond Cass from "The Ghost Orchid - An Introduction to EVP" [PARC CD1]
NASA recording of the winds of Saturn from The Voyager Spacecraft
Natural VLF Radio Phenomena of the Magnetosphere and space weather recording by S.P. McGreevy
With thanks to Charles Matthews
2. Sacred Space 9:17
Recorded at PassionsKirche, Berlin, Germany as part of CTM12 Festival, 5th February 2012
Marcus Davidson - Electronics
Charles Matthews - Organ
Part one: Notations from the NASA recordings of the Rings of Uranus
Part two: The Sun dawning over the dark rings of Uranus
The 15th Spire took place in on 1st November 2013 in Bergen
The 15th Spire took place in Bergen, Norway on 1st November 2013.
Festival for church art and music
Bergen kirkeautunnale 2013
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The 14th Spire took place on 11th October 2013 in Mautern
The 14th Spire took place in St. Stephan's Church, Mautern, close to Krems, Austria, on 11th October 2013, opening the Kontraste Festival.
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The 13th Spire took place on 21st June 2012 in London
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The 12th Spire took place on 5th February 2012 in Berlin
CTM 12, Passionskirche, Berlin
The Eternal Chord
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The 11th Spire took place on 21st October 2011 in Lincoln Cathedral
Frequency Festival 2011
21st – 29th October
The Spire Ensemble - Organogram
with John Beaumont (Tenor)
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Spire Live - Fundamentalis | Autofact 12/Touch Tone 28 - Back in stock
Spire Live - Fundamentalis
Autofact FACT 12/Touch Tone 28
Double LP Vinyl only
Art Direction & Design by Jon Wozencroft
This release is now available again from the TouchShop here
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Spire 4 - Pietro Riparbelli "4 Churches"
320kbps MP3 - 4 tracks - 42:09
Mastered by Giuseppe Verticchio
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Spire 3 - Daniel Menche "Hover"
320kbps MP3 - 2 tracks - 27:36
2 tracks - 30 piece teenage choir and organ
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