David Van Tieghem X Ten ‘Fits & Starts’
RVNG Intl., 2013 // FRKWYS10
The latest installment in RVNG Int.'s excellent FRKWYS series features storied percussionist David Van Tieghem and ten young experimental musicians, including household names like Maxmillion Dunbar and — my current crush — Blanche Blanche Blanche.. (If you're not familiar with Van Tieghem, by the way, he's got a respectable CV across of range of the arts.)
The documentary below does a much better job and explaining how it all worked, but the upshot is this:
- The young musicians nailed a bunch of junk on a bulletin board (everything intended to be a percussive device);
- Van Tieghem drummed on this junk in a performance recorded on four-track;
- young musicians remixed the recording and gave it back to Van Tieghem who 'edited' and 'mixed'
- It all turned out alright.
The film explains more... but yes, recommended for fans of remixed, ramshackle weirdness.