Spire Live on Bandcamp

The Spire Live Archive is now available on bandcamp

Including unreleased tracks by Fennesz | Philip Jeck | BJNilsen | Hildur Gudnadottir | Jana Winderen & others

 

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

Liner notes:

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

Now available in the TouchShop

 

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


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www.marcusdavidson.net

 

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.

Location: Mautern

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The 13th Spire took place on 21st June 2012 in London

The 13th Spire took place at St. Botolphs without Aldgate on Thursday 21st June 2012 as part of The Spitalfields Summer Festival

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The 12th Spire took place on 5th February 2012 in Berlin

CTM 12, Passionskirche, Berlin

Marcus Davidson
Eleh
Hildur Gudnadottir
Charles Matthews
Jana Winderen

The Eternal Chord
Organology

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The 11th Spire took place on 21st October 2011 in Lincoln Cathedral

Frequency Festival 2011
21st – 29th October
Lincoln

Philip Jeck
Charles Matthews
Charles Matthews & Mike Harding - The Eternal Chord

BJNilsen
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
Download-only

Mastered by Giuseppe Verticchio

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Contact Spire

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Bookings for Spire

Next year, 2014, Spire celebrates 10 years of activity… (see below for a link to the full list of events)

Booking enquiries can be made to Annette here

 

About Spire

The Organ - The Emperor of Instruments

"The tall peaceful trees would be like the pipes of a great organ…" (Claude Debussy)

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Spire Live Full Programmes | 2004-2014+

Here is a full list of Spire Live programmes since 2004...

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Spire Live Events | 2004 - 2014+

Here is a full list of Spire Live events since 2004...

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Spire CD & Vinyl Releases | 2005-2014+

Here is a full list of Spire CD & Vinyl Releases since 2004...

Reviews can be read here

Spire releases may be purchased from the TouchShop here

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Spire Artists | 2004-2014+

Artists who have performed at Spire events...

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Spire Downloads

Robertsbridge Codex
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Charles Matthews, Chamber Organ: Philippe de Vitry: Adesto-Firmissime-Alleluia (keyboard version from the Robertsbridge Codex, c.1360) [Spire Live in York Minster, 2007]