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New video – This Window live in Venice 2016 #jazz #experimental

Venice – a live Performance by This Window is a very rare occasion

 

A rare performance in Venice. The bells are the actual sounds of Venice in full voice. Piazza San Marco (in English = St Mark’s Square) is the main public square of Venice, where it is locally simply known as “the Piazza” and is the key part of the social, religious and political centre of Venice is a cacophony of sounds.

Venice Highlights:

There is so much art in Venice to see – I must admit I neglected most of the galleries except the Guggenheim (Palazzo Venier dei Leoni) where Peggy Guggenheim lived and which has a couple of great Pollocks, my favourite being Two, 1943–45 and a typical Bacon (Study for Chimpanzee) in the European Art exhibition. It was also great to see a slashed canvas of the Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968). The simple act of slashing a canvas would now be a pointless exercise but during his time this was a dramatic statement about art and painting.

 

Venice

These views have been represented in paint and photographs a billion times – they are common to generations of travellers and the walls in galleries around the world groan from the weight of their presence.


We all have bigger audiences and the distribution of music is cheap but the question we need to ask is – Are we better for it?

 

The democracy of releasing material has punched a hole right through the mainstream record industry, the business models of the 20th century no longer apply and ironically the ‘Home Tapers’ philosophy and strategy of DIY has suddenly become the mainstream itself. It is no longer viable for major labels to invest and promote new stars. YouTube, SoundCloud, ReverbNation et al, have enabled the artist to become creator, producer, distributor and manager. The object as product and art, the cassette, has become replaced by the file. The freedom we craved in the 1970’s has now actually happened. We all have bigger audiences and the distribution of music is cheap but the question we need to ask is – Are we better for it?

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Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009 by This Window

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iTunes download – Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009 by This Window

Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009 ’ contains remixes of demo recordings, a complete remixed version of ‘Extraction’ plus live tracks from Regensburg Germany.

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Recycled postcard that was originally a promo for ‘Cassette Culture

Cassette Culture by This Window

Cassette Culture download by This Window

Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009 by This Window

Tracklisting:

1 You Have The Power (3:07)
2 Higest Mountains (3:34)
3 Avocets (3:46)
4 Is It A Dream? (3:14)
5 Extract (Live Regensburg Germany) (11:01)
6 Extraction Part 1 (7:30)
7 Extraction Part 2 (9:21)
8 Extraction Part 3 (7:53)
9 Extraction Part 4 (9:44)
10 Hungry Children (2:04)
11 Where Is My Jesus (Jig-saw Man)? (4:37)
Label: M4TR Productions
Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009
Format: File, MP3
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 16 Jan 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Art Rock, Goth Rock, Experimental
Credits: Remix – Jake Bright
Notes: In January 2009 ‘Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009’ was released as a commercial download. This project contained remixes of a series of demo recordings made in 2008 and a section of the live Plac.Art.X set that was streamed over the Internet to Regensburg Germany in August 2007. This release also contains a complete remixed version of ‘Extraction’ which was originally released in 1989. These remixes were by Jake Bright.
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