We were just bumping down three scores from Stan Brakhage’s short films with sound when we started to investigate Rick Corrigan. It turns out that he’s playing in a group called the pickPocket ensemble and the label IMMINENT FREQUENCIES is releasing a cassette of the three scores Corrigan composed. The scoop on Soundtracks for Brakhage:
Three electronic soundtracks by Rick Corrigan composed for films by the visionary filmmaker Stan Brakhage. During the mid 1980’s Rick Corrigan was part of the Colorado-based experimental ensemble Architect’s Office when he befriended local film legend Stan Brakhage. In the years that followed they would collaborate on numerous film projects and live performances in and around Boulder, Colorado. The three soundtracks presented here were made between 1990-1992 and were composed on a variety of synthesizers and electronic instruments. Over the course of each piece Corrigan uses various techniques to create a wide range of otherworldly sounds. Layers constantly shift in texture and tone forming an aural mosaic. Never redundant and thoroughly genuine, these are the sounds of an amazing electronic synthesis. Transferred from the original cassette masters and featuring artwork created from Brakhage’s original 16mm films.
Radical, no? Also, it’s limited to 150 copies so sleep not. Here’s a preview care of DSCRMNT:
We also gotta’ endorse two other Imminent Frequencies releases: Dawn Widow by Michigan ex-pat STEVE KENNEY and Waves by the mighty EARTHEN SEA (1, 2, 3) which you can currently only snag via AQUARIUS RECORDS in SF.