John Wiese & C. Spencer Yeh - Tiny Red Tables / Big American Hole

It was only when preparing these Yeh posts that I realised that he had put some of his work up for streaming on UBU. So I'll leave the description to the man himself:

"Originally released on Helicopter as a 25+ minute long mono 7" single in an edition of 150. John Wiese and I were both a part of this "Free Noise UK" tour at the time which included a variety of "free jazz" and "noise" musicians. Both John and I had these matching handheld tape recorders, and so at any/all times, we'd collect various field recordings, soundchecks, vocal utterances, just total garbage, and every evening these pieces would find their way into the performances as source material. This 7" is a recording of Wiese playing back the accumulated recordings on the original handheld recorders. Titles were provided by saxophonist Evan Parker, one of the players in the "Free Noise UK" ensemble."

7" released on Helicopter in 2007.

Tiny Red Tables / Big American Hole


kingpossum,  16 February 2018 at 05:27  

Wow thanks for this pair of posts. I'd no idea that Weise and Yeh had collab'd. I'm probably exposing my vast ignorance with that statement, amongst you more in-the-know types. But hey, that's why I read your blog. Hearty thanks.

Anonymous,  16 February 2018 at 16:51  

I didn't know you could fit 20+ minutes of music on a 7"...