TUDOR, DAVID : Rainforest
Ur -Ambient. Noisy bird sanctuary? Two versions of David Tudor’s celebrated acoustic environment‚ for vibrating objects - suspended and distributed in space and fed to Tudor (and others) to be processed, remixed and redistributed - one with DT and Takehisa Kosugi made for Merce Cunningham and recorded in 1990, the other for a larger group but with no recording dates. It‚s one of the classic pieces always written about. Here’s what it sounded like.