Thursday, July 4, 2013

Paul Amlehn and William S. Burroughs Project: A Walk to the End of the World

In late 2012 and early 2013, I worked on a number of compositions of music which utilized the texts and vocals of William S. Burroughs. After a brief hiatus, I am back working on the project, which will be released as an album, titled: A Walk to the End of the World.

The most recent compositions that have been completed on the project are: The Piper Pulled Down the Sky, with music by Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Jeffrey Zeigler of the Kronos Quartet, arranged and produced by myself; and Interzone, with music by Ulrich Krieger of the Metal Machine Trio and Stephen Vitiello, graphic score by John Cage, produced and arranged by myself and Ariel Lorca.

You can listen to two of the compositions here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXDd9XG0glOY64LKEAXFnlCz-2JS038N4

Cover art for the project has been provided by Gerhard Richter. Pictured above is the cover image, from Gerhard's November series: 3 Nov 2008.