12 июн. 2015 г.

Michael Prime

Michael Prime presents himself as a sound ecologist, a title that describes his two passions: music and life. Active on the avant-garde music scene since 1985, he gained a solid reputation playing in electronic ensembles like Morphogenesis and Organum. Prime studied ecology and worked in that field for many years, conserving wildlife habitats in South London. This work led to the development of techniques used to translate environmental and organic sound sources into music. He co-founded the live electronic improvisation group Morphogenesis in 1985 with Roger Sutherland, Adam Bohman, Ron Briefel, Clive Hall, and Fred Sansom and released a string of records with them on Streamline, Paradigm, Vintage Electronic Records, and his own label Mycophile. In 1988, he started performing with the group Organum and released with them a 7" for Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier in 1989 and a string of CDs in the 1990s. He has collaborated with such avant-garde luminaries as Jim O'Rourke and Eddie Prevost and formed the group Negative Entropy in 1997 with Geert Feytons of Noise-Makers Fifes.

Michael Prime's art is mostly focused on letting the listener hear sounds that surround him but of which he remains unaware. This goes from the choice of environments in which he performs (caves, railroad tunnels, forests) to the type of sound sources he uses. On his 1998 CD Domestic Science he manipulated sounds from household appliances like a refrigerator and a washing machine. But his most influential album is the 2000 release L-Fields on which he ingeniously uses bioelectric recordings of hallucinogenic plants to create haunting electro-acoustic works. He developed a technique allowing him to interact with plants, translating variations in their bioelectrical field into sound produced by an oscillator. He performed live with plants on numerous occasions.

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19 комментариев:

  1. He's very interesting. I prefer his ensemble work, so would you be so very kind as to point me at the following?
    1994 - Solarisation - 320 Kbps - in Morphogenesis
    1998 - Improvisations - 320 Kbps - in Morphogenesis
    1998 - Stromatolites - 320 Kbps - in Morphogenesis
    2001 - Alpha Lemur Echo Two [with Jim O'Rourke & Eddie Prévost] - 320 Kbps
    2001 - In Streams, Vol. 1: 1996-1999 Concert & Studio Recordings - 320 Kbps - in Morphogenesis
    2001 - City Open To The Nomad - 320 Kbps - in Negative Entropy
    2005 - M.S. Stubnitz: Stockholm 9.7.1998 - 320 Kbps - in Negative Entropy

    Thanks!!! This is the one of my five favourite blogs in the whole world of blogs! Cheers!

  2. I've heard one of his Morphogenesis records, and liked it a lot. So I'm very curious to hear the rest. I'm also eager to hear the Negative Entropy stuff and what he did with O'Rourke....

  3. 2005 - One Hour As Peyote - 256 Kbps
    2006 - Aquifers - 320 Kbps
    2001 - Externum Internus - 320 Kbps


  4. I would very much like to hear L Fields....Thank you v much

  5. Анонимный11 июля 2015 г., 20:48

    L-Fields would be appreciated :)

  6. 1989 - Prochronisms
    1998 - Domestic Science
    2001 - In Streams


    1. Thank you. This is a link to Michael Prime's Borneo CD 3 from the special edition of 100 copies:


    2. wow thanx! borneo is my favorite soundtrack to psychedelic trips

    3. ...and just found a working link to Prochronisms at a great dead blog: