"Alcatraz, a multimedia installation done with the photographer Jim Bengston, uses a famous San Francisco site with a long complex history to evoke that special sense of dream and melancholy that is so characteristic of his [Marshall’s] work."
Ingram Marshall’s haunting, elegiac music and Jim Bengston’s stark, striking photographs, created for their joint multimedia work Alcatraz, can now be experienced as a recording for the first time. The work explores this forbidden island and its famous prison, which once held the most notorious criminals in the US.
This DVD also premieres the complete audiovisual presentation of Eberbach, their followup work, that focuses on an impressive, abandoned German monastery, Kloster Eberbach. Marshall’s seductive music reflects the spacious acoustics, and Bengston’s photos capture the striking architecture.
Starkland releases engaging, compelling recordings
of experimental, avant-garde, electroacoustic, organized sound,
musique concrete, alternative classical, new music.
Catalog features music from
Charles Amirkhanian, Phillip Bimstein, Jay Cloidt, Tod Dockstader,
Paul Dolden, Paul Dresher, William Duckworth, Robert Een, Fred
Frith, Ellen Fullman, Lars Hollmer, Aaron Jay Kernis, Jerome Kitzke,
Roger Kleier, Phil Kline, Guy Klucevsek, Lukas Ligeti, Ingram Marshall,
Merzbow, Meredith Monk, Bruce Odland, Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne,
Somei Satoh, Carl Stone, Lois V Vierk, Pamela Z, and John Zorn.
The Kronos Quartet, Ethel Quartet, Turtle Island
String Quartet, Paul Dresher Ensemble, Modern Mandolin Quartet, and
Todd Reynolds are some of the musicians on Starkland's releases.