I am pleased to announce two new albums for Recital;

R7 – Annea Lockwood – Ground Of Being CD

Collection of works from 1996-2013 from the renowned New Zealand/American sound artist and teacher Annea Lockwood. Beautiful field recordings and sound experiments, along with a prepared piano piece performed by Lois Svard (Lovely Music LTD.)

(Available Now)

 

R8 – Ian William Craig – A Turn Of Breath LP

Debut LP by trained opera vocalist Ian William Craig, utilizing reel to reel tape machines and his voice. A heavenly talent that Recital has been honored to work with.
(will be released August 5th, in both standard and deluxe editions)

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Performance announcement -
Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan will be performing new material at The Roxy in Los Angeles on March 18th. We will be sharing the bill with How To Dress Well, and the band Forest Swords. Bottoms up!
In other news, my collaborative album with Maxwell August Croy should be available in April on the Students Of Decay imprint. Maxwell plays koto, and I violin, viola and cello. Andrew Chalk, who I had the pleasure of meeting recently in London, was kind of enough to lend his artwork for the LP jacket.

Ten Impressions for Processed Piano & Strings will be released later this year on Root Strata. It is a collection of ambient pieces of mine from 2010 and 2011. This album works as a follow up to Prelusion.

Two or three other LPs on Recital are in the works for later in 2014, including Karla Borecky’s Still In Your Pocket, and Loren Connors’ Airs album.

 

More soon,
-Sean McCann

 

Greetings from Recital,

The 2013 program is now ready for shipment…

R4 – Idea Fire Company - Rags To Riches LP

R5 – Sean McCann – Music For Private Ensemble LP & CDr / LP

R6 – Idea Fire Company & BRRR – The Terrible Comet Salt CS

Purchase Here

Also available:

  • Sean McCann’s Prelusion reissue LP (on Root Strata)
  • A limited supply of Recital coffee mugs, each of which comes with an array of lavender/earl grey/wormwood/mint tea blends. This can be ordered near the bottom of the purchase page.

Expect more LPs and CDs in 2014;  albums from Annea Lockwood, John White, etc.
Thank you for your ongoing support.

Cordially,
Sean McCann

 

Deluxe Edition of  Music For Private Ensemble by Sean McCann

  • Dark-green marbled wax
  • Compact disk with 45min of additional material
  • Ltd. to 200 pc

Email seantristanmccann@gmail.com to reserve

Will ship July 9th.

 

Available soon:

R4 – Idea Fire Company – “Rags To Riches” LP

R5 – Sean McCann – “Music For Private Ensemble” LP

R6 – Idea Fire Company & BRRR – “The Terrible Comet Salt” CS

If you wish to reserve any of these editions, please contact seantristanmccann {@} gmail.com

 

Greetings,

I would like to introduce The Cellar

This section of the website will feature music, videos, photography etc.

I recently gave a quick remaster to Dan Schmidt’s wonderful chamber/gamelan piece “And The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn” from 1978, performed by The San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble. I highly recommend listening to this piece.

I have also included some photo-documents of Dick Higgins and other tape composers I discovered at the UCSB library.

This section will be updated semi-regularly.


In other news, Root Strata’s vinyl reissue of Prelusion has been announced.
http://press.morrmusic.com/distribution/release/press/id/835

The test pressings sounded fantastic, I am really excited to have this slow and simple record available again.
Will be quite easy to throw on and forget about (in the best way possible).

More soon,
-Sean

 

A new mix I put together has been posted at The Liminal
http://www.theliminal.co.uk/2012/11/the-liminal-mix-21-new-music-by-sean-mccann/

Also, incase you missed it – I assembled this mix earlier this year for The Voice Of Cassandre / Dublab…
http://dublab.com/sean-mccann-the-voice-of-cassandre-mixtape-09-04-12/

Idea Fire Company’s “Rags To Riches” LP has been manufactured – the pressing sounds really wonderful.
I am putting the finishing strokes on my own LP… then off to the presses.

Also in the works is a collaborative album by Maxwell August-Croy (of En / Root Strata fame) and myself. Album consists of koto, violin, and cello (largely unprocessed). It is sounding pretty remarkable so far…

Until next year,

-Sean McCann

 

Upcoming programs…
Recital 4 – Idea Fire Company - Rags To Riches LP
Recital 5 – Sean McCann - TBD LP

Expect R4 and R5 to be available before 2013, along with a vinyl reissue of Sean McCann’s Prelusion on Root Strata.


Photograph courtesy of http://lascruxes.tumblr.com/post/30067475763/54321

 



 

QUICK SPRING TOUR : all shows with live dual 16mm film projections by Zach Iannazzi (henubergebogen.net/)

4/7/12 : Radiant Husk @ Hampshire College, Amherst, MA w/ Jason Lescalleet, Nace/Kelley duo, Krefting, Kudler, Fraufraulein
4/8/12 : Radiant Husk @ Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH w/ 200 Years, Sam Goldberg
4/9/12 : Radiant Husk @ Nancy Whiskey’s, Detroit, MI w/ Bones, DJ N.G.
4/10/12 : Radiant Husk @ Enemy, Chicago, IL w/ Flower Man, The Masque
4/11/12 : Radiant Husk @ Pig Slop, Saint Louis, MO w/ N.N.N. Cook, Albert Kuo

 

Hello again – I have finally decided to make a Bandcamp website to host my digital album sales.
http://mccann.bandcamp.com 

I am still in the process of remastering/uploading all of my cassettes, compact discs, and LPs – so far there are 21 albums available.

My intention is to make a cohesive library of my music over the past (five or so) years. The albums contain remastered, high-resolution files, (some of which have been expanded with unreleased tracks).
Feel free to listen and stream full albums, but I encourage you to purchase them (an affordable $3-$5 each).

I will slowly update the descriptions of each album, adding my personal recollections of and thoughts on each piece.