city 21 (2011)

city 21
CD : Released May 2011: Northern Echo Recordings | NE032

1. Intro/Hawes (11.40)
2. City Plans (1.40)
3. Interlude 1 (1.04)
4. Earthrise (3.37)
5. Lighthouse (3.02)
6. Green Futures (1.37)
7. Open City (3.50)
8. Damanhur (12.56)
9. Iceland (6.08)
10. Interlude 2 (1.23)
11. Findhorn (8.14)
12. End Titles (9.05)

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artistic director chris zelov was in the audience at our gatherings concert in 2007 in philadelphia, & and a result of what he heard, commissioned the band to provide soundtrack music. preparatory writing was undertaken, & these ideas were worked up alongside several improvisations at the recording sessions. we wrote to a series of specific scene lengths & briefs, with the idea that the music's presence would underscore the narrative. these pieces were then re-edited as the documentary entered its final cut. this album is a selection of music from the finished film, placed in this order for a coherent listening experience.

radio massacre international's sound defies categorization it is more magical than musical. the music is, first and foremost, improvisational. it is loose in structure but also searching. r.m,i. is all about generating the happy accidents that occur at the ever-changing intersection of multiple moving bodies. when two sequences converge fascinating things happen opening rhythmic and textural options that just moments before were closed to view. it is the creation and exploration of those options that dominates what r.m,i. does in its music.