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headphonica : The Faust Cycle

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Catalog number
hpcd073
 
Playtime: 14:11:06 - 320kb/s - 1.56 GB
Date released
2010/01/01
Date published
2010/01/18 11:16h
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The Faust Cycle


or, The House of Dr Faustus


 


Written, Composed, Performed & Produced by


Ergo Phizmiz


 


Project consultants


James Nye, Martha Moopette, The Travelling Mongoose


 


 



One afternoon Ergo Phizmiz finds himself lumbered into delivering a parcel to the house of legendary alchemist and necromancer Dr Johann Faustus who, since the events of some time ago for which he is renowned, has entered into a rather quieter life in a vast, labyrinthine house, with hundreds of lodgers running the gamut from artists, birds, bird-people, walking fictions, ventriloquists, a Cassowary, running chairs, walking gramophones, and myriad automata.



This enormous dream fable, told through speech, songs, collage and sound-design, is the result of over three years delving down various rabbit-holes, and features collaborations in a range of contexts with artists of many disciplines, including Jack Phoenix, Margita Zalite, Pete Um, Angela Valid, Bela Emerson, Martha Moopette, Amie Willingale, and Zenith Pitts.



In glorious radiophonic technicolour, it is a musical-comedy of disorientation and magick, somewhere between nightmare and the half-remembered childhood whimsy of an insomniac music-hall artiste.



Please note – “The Faust Cycle” is not, necessarily, suitable for sensitive ears at times, containing, as it does, some naughty words, some sexy references, and a healthy smattering of scatological excess.



 



Chunk 1


 


“Divination” & “Dick & Liz Expound”


 


00:00 – 01:38 - Featuring “Little Octet for Assorted Tubes & Cones” by James Nye


 


“The Legend of George Scrape”


01:40 – 02:41 - Ventriloquist performed by Zenith Pitts


George Scrape story devised with James Nye & Martha Moopette


 


“From The Toilet of Despair”


 


02:42 – End - Improvised by James Nye & Ergo Phizmiz


 


 


Chunk 2


 


“Culinary Philosophy”


 


00:00 – 00:52 - Additional music by James Nye & Margita Zalite


 


00:52 – 00:58 - “Little Octet for Assorted Tubes & Cones” by James Nye


 


00:58 – 01:18 - “An Evening in Hell” – Piano work


Composed, Performed & Produced by James Nye


 


“Operatic Laughter”


 


01:18 – 01:46 - Additional music by Margita Zalite


 


01:47 – 02:16 - Dr Faustus Actor performed by Pete Um



Eloise performed by Margita Zalite


 


02:16 – End - Improvisation for Cello & Electronics by Bela Emerson


 


 


Chunk 3


 


00:00 – 00:01 - “An Evening in Hell” by James Nye, reprise


 


00:01 – 00:26 - “Hell Kebabs” – Electroacoustic work



Composed, Performed & Produced by Angela Valid


 


“Gretchen”


 


00:26 – 00:52 - Text developed with and performed by Martha Moopette



Trumpet by Mark Upton



Improvisation for Cello & Electronics by Bela Emerson



 


“Chronicles of the Suspicious Gentleman”


 


00:52 -01:14 - “Fever” performed by Margita Zalite



“Madiana” composed & performed with Aaron Islamb



 


“Helen”


 


01:14 – 01:45 - Additional vocals by Margita Zalite



Featuring “Little Octet for Assorted Tubes & Cones” by James Nye


 


01:44 – 02:00 - Recordings of “The Faust Cycle” workshops at


Quay Arts Podcasts edited by Simon Perry


Workshops facilitated with James Nye


 


“Kinetoscopes & Dung”


 


02:00 – End - Trumpet by Mark Upton



“An Evening in Hell” by James Nye



Foley created with The Travelling Mongoose



Interpretations of Erik Satie’s “Le Tango Perpetuel” created with James Nye



Violin solo improvised by Amie Willingale


 


 


Chunk 4


 


“The Bird Machines”


00:00 – 01:30 - Featuring “Little Octet for Assorted Tubes & Cones” by James Nye


 


“The Abduction of the Object”


01:28 – End - Improvisations by James Nye & Ergo Phizmiz



Eloise performed by Martha Moopette & Rebecca Robertson



The Inventor performed by Zenith Pitts



Chunk 5


 


“Garden”


 


00:00 – 00:43 - Voice of the Vine performed by James Nye


 


“The Invention of Birds” & “The Circus of Delightful Misery”


 


00:43 -02:56 - Interpretations of Erik Satie’s “Le Tango Perpetuel” created with James Nye



“Secrets” monologue written & performed by James Nye



The Voice of Faustus performed by Zenith Pitts



Field-Recordings by The Travelling Mongoose


Insect Recordings by Irene Moon



 


 


* * * * *


 


 


Contains interpretations of music by



Claudio Monteverdi Carlo Gesualdo Melchior Franck Thomas Ravenscroft The Four Tops Peggy Lee Erik Satie Sergei Prokofiev Jacques Offenbach Arthur Sullivan Georges Bizet Camille Saint-Saens J.S. Bach Charles Tennier Giuseppe Verdi Argentian Tango from “Un Chien Andalou” Cole Porter W.A. Mozart Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby


Contains samples too numerous to name…


 



 


Written & Recorded 2006-2009


Ventnor, Newport, East Cowes, Ryde, Freshwater, Buckfastleigh, Brighton, London (UK) La Ferriere aux Etangs, La Noe de Fendrement (France) Tirgu-Mures, Transylvania (Romania)


Thanks to


All the artists involved, Kate, Talulah & Autumn, Jeremy Court, David Fenech, Felix Kubin & Gagarin Records, Vulnavia Vanity, the Faustus of the West Country, Sal & Simon, Matt Johnson, Soundart Radio, Chris, Lucinda, et al, WFMU, Zoe & Storm, Vicki & Peter , Sid & Maz, Jo Hummel Newell & all at Quay, Penny King & Angela Unsworth, Steven Streight, Chinky Bolin, Soleilmoon, Doyouspeakenglish Radio, Proot Records, Patrick Sims, Sarah & Peter Nelson, Satanicpornocultshop, Tomomi Adachi, Erik Bumbledonk, Anthony Locke, Moritz Grünke Dedicated to Joseph Cornell Ken Campbell Morecambe & Wise


 


Supported by http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/" href="http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/" target="_blank">Arts Council England


http://www.vaguelymarsupial.com/" href="http://www.vaguelymarsupial.com/" target="_blank">Vaguely Marsupial Productions


Headphonica


Soundart Radio


http://ventnorblog.com/" href="http://ventnorblog.com/" target="_blank">VentnorBlog


http://www.quayarts.org/" href="http://www.quayarts.org/" target="_blank">Quay Arts


www.bueropluspunkt.de">www.bueropluspunkt.de/" target="_blank">BüroPluspunkt


 


 


Weblinks Ergo Phizmiz


ergophizmiz.net


ergophizmiz.blogspot.com


twitter.com/ergophizmiz


myspace.com/ergophizmiz


 


James Nye myspace.com/frogweb


 


Angela Valid myspace.com/angelavalid


 


Bela Emerson belaemerson.com


 


Margita Zalite myspace.com/barenzunge


 


Martha Moopette myspace.com/marthamoopette


 


Pete Um umbusiness.co.uk


 


Mark Upton mark-upton.com


 


Amie Willingale myspace.com/amiesacoustics


 


Aaron Islamb myspace.com/aaronislamb


 


Simon Perry ventnorblog.com


 


Elements of The Faust Cycle were presented as works in progress on WFMU (wfmu.org), and Soundart Radio (soundartradio.org.uk), who also broadcast the premiere of the entire work.


Instrumental excerpts have been released as “Music From The House of Dr Faustus” on the FMA


Cover Art by Moritz Grünke (www.bueropluspunkt.de">www.bueropluspunkt.de" href="http://www.bueropluspunkt.de">www.bueropluspunkt.de/" target="_blank">www.bueropluspunkt.de">www.bueropluspunkt.de)

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