Musik [LP]
Artist: William Eggleston
Format: Vinyl
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Available Formats and Editions


1. Untitled Improvisation DCC 19
2. Untitled Improvisation FD 10
3. Untitled Improvisation DAT 1 79
4. Untitled Improvisation DCC 9
5. Untitled Improvisation DCC 25 3-01
6. Untitled Improvisation DCC 31
7. Untitled Improvisation DCC 3
8. Untitled Improvisation DCC 21
9. Untitled Improvisation FD 9
10. Untitled Improvisation FD 1-5
11. Tit Willow - Gilbert/Sullivan
12. Untitled Improvisation FD 12
13. On The Street Where You Live - Lerner/Lowe

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Native Memphian William Eggleston, 77, is widely regarded to be the most important photographer of the late 20th Century, but there is another side to him that took root in his Sumner, Mississippi childhood, where he discovered the piano in the parlor that ignited in him a lifelong passion for music. In the 1980's, Eggleston, who disdained digital cameras and modernity in general, became surprisingly fascinated with a synthesizer, the Korg O1/W FD, which had 88 piano-like keys, and in addition to being able to emulate the sound of any instrument, also contained a four-track sequencer that allowed him to expand the palette of his music, letting him create improvised symphonic pieces, stored on 49 floppy discs, encompassing some 60 hours of music from which this 13 track recording was assembled. The music, which he refers to as "Musik", adopting the German spelling of his hero, JS Bach, is highly emotional, whether he's improvising a Bach-like organ fanfare out of whole cloth, using a Korg patch titled "guitar feedback" to create a dirge, or playing Lerner and Lowe's "On The Street Where You Live" as a dramatic overture. Mr. Eggleston often says that he feels that music is his first calling, as much a part of him, at least, as his photography.

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