The 16th Spire took place on 26th February 2016 in The Unitarian Church, Cambridge
Recordings now available on Bandcamp
The Unitarian Church
5 Emmanuel Road
Claire M Singer
The Eternal Chord
This concert was recorded and the entry fee guarantees you a free copy of some of the recordings [wav files]. Which tracks we make available will depend on the quality and suitability of the recordings, of course…
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Live 6.xi.15 Kunststation St Peter, Jabachstr. 1, Köln, Germany. Recorded by Achim Mohné. Peformers are Claire M Singer & Mike Harding. With thanks to Georg Dietzler
Now available on Bandcamp
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.
This cassette item is now sold out
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
Buy Marcus Davidson “The Passing” [FLAC download] in the TouchShop
320kbps MP3 – 4 tracks – 42:09
Mastered by Giuseppe Verticchio
320kbps MP3 – 2 tracks – 27:36
2 tracks – 30 piece teenage choir and organ
320kbps MP3 – 1 track – 45:14
Download-only; a TouchShop exclusive.
The Eternal Chord makes its second outing at Today’s Art festival in Den Haag on this organ at Den Haag’s Lutherse Church.
The Eternal Chord will this time be performed live by Hildur Gudnadottir & Mike Harding.
A3 print + digital download now available from the TouchShop