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Michael Pisaro (b. 1961) is a member of the Wandelweiser collective, an international organization of musicians which he has defined as "a particular group of people who have been committed, over the long term, to sharing their work and working together." Its members have shared an interest in John Cage and experimental music, and extended durations, indeterminacy, and silence have featured in many works they have made; but Pisaro is quick to point out that the members of the collective have a far from uniform aesthetic stance. Pisaro's work over the past decade bears little surface resemblance to the pieces made by other members of the collective apart from a commitment to experimental music and to deeply collaborative processes.
Many of the recent trajectories of his work intersect in A mist is a collection of points (2014).
For his first release on the label, Cal-Arts composer Michael Pisaro has charted out an hour's worth of meticulous interplay between pianist, percussionist, and the composer's own
sine tones. This CD is ideal for meditation if your goal is to sublimate your breathing to the mostly regular, decidedly deep pulse that arises out of the decaying of sounds; the effect is intensified by the aural haze of sine tone-induced spectral decay created in the process.
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