Jimi Tenor: Deutsche Grammophon ReComposed
Track by track with Jimi Tenor
1. Steve Reich: Music for Mallet Instruments,
Voices and Organ
I went to Ilpo Väisanen´s house to record the intro.
He had made a plate reverb there, from a plate I found on the roof.
I just put though it some passages of various tracks. At least this
one and Ionisation has some of that plate sound. It´s rough.
By the way, Lary7 had showed us how to make these plate reverbs.
Otherwise the track is some sort of a mutant reggae. Not very minimal
after my arrangement, I´m afraid.
2. Esa-Pekka Salonen: Wing on Wing
I bought a Nepalese drum from a gift shop and played it to every
track for a while. It didin´t fit into this version but there
are some incredible writing for French horns in the original.
3. Pierre Boulez: Répons, Section 1
Thanks Pierre letting me mess with your tracks! Would be nice to
see one of this special performances with speakers here and there.
4. Erik Satie: Vexations, Version 1
I love Satie because he was the original hippie. Or rather last
real bohemian artist, what I have understood. I played my piano
in this one. It was so out of tune people have thought I played
"prepared piano"! I had it tuned a week later
5. Edgard Varèse: Déserts
I am a big fan of Varese. I felt I need to do something a bit different
to be worthy. Judge yourselves.
6. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 2 Op. 9 "Antar",
These big orchestra pieces are a pain to destroy! Always instruments
coming in, going out! Never a proper place where to make a clean
edit! What where they thinking about in those romantic old days?
7. Erik Satie: Vexations, Version 2
This version was made without "being played". It was all
step written and played with a Korg Polysix, which has a very basic
sequencer in it. Uh, if not all, but say 90% of the sounds.
8. Steve Reich: Six Pianos
I was seriously worried what Mr Reich would say about this. I think
I made a real beautiful song, but still.
9. Pierre Boulez: Messagesquisse, Tres rapide
I wanted to make some kind of a blue grass track out of this. Horsehair
10. Edgard Varèse: Ionisation
A classic. I made what I could. I made many versions and destroyed
them. This one was left.
11. Erik Satie: Vexations, Version 3
Mongo Aaltonen plays a drum set in this one. Well done Mongo!
12. Georgi Sviridov: Choral Concerto without words in memory
of Alexander Yurlov, no. 3 Chorale
I had visited an old monastery in Kiev and this was influenced by
the experience. A bit scary, I hope.