"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker

27/04/2016

From Scratch


Phil Dadson, born in 1946, studied fine arts in Auckland (NZ), majoring in sculpture and time-based arts. He had the chance to work in the UK 1968/69 with Cornelius Cardew's foundation group for a Scratch Orchestra.
Back in New Zealand in 1970, he founded a Scratch Orchestra in 1970 and later in 74 the avant-garde ensemble "From Scratch", which would use everything from old lampshades to customised PVC pipes to perform its intricate, rhythmic compositions.


Embracing an egalitarian ethic, focusing on co-operation and  integration, as a intermedia/sound, video, performance artist and instrument builder for the group, Phil Dadson activates lot of experimental sound projects that you can follow on Dadsonics.

A re-issue of the original LP "From Scratch" is now avalaible on EM Records.

http://emrecords.ocnk.net/product/128

In 1980, Phil Dadson, Geoff Chapple, Wayne Laird, Don McGlashan played "Gung Ho" ( means 'work together" and takes it's title from the gung ho workers' co-operative movement established in China in 1938 by New Zealander political activist Rewi Alley).
The one hour work was in 7 sections, with each module exploring consecutive number, triadic and tonal permutations.This video is an excerpt of the 8,9,10 modules.

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