timefields & maritides
timefields & maritides is an audio collage of material from the Musicworks archives. Edited by Musicworks founder, former editor, and pivotal composer John Oswald, the CD features aural and oral contributions from Emile Benoit, Udo Kasemets, Hildegard Westerkamp, Don Wherry and the Black Auks, Trichy Sankaran, Gordon Monahan, Lee Harvey Cremo, Robin MacKenzie, Mike Zagorski, David Barteaux, Paul Bendzsa, the first Newfoundland Sound Symposium, Albert Mayr, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Thaddeus Holownia, and other influential artists.
In the CD liner notes, Oswald exclaims, “Back in the very early ‘80s, Tina Pearson, my successor as editor and producer of Musicworks, decided that it would be ideal for this paper-and-ink publication to become ‘a magazine with sound.’ The idea was to include with each issue an audiocassette that would complement the printed contents. I was intrigued by the concept of what a magazine in sound might be: not just a compilation of discrete musical tracks, but something new…”
Musicworks pioneered the combination of sound and print, where the recording was integrated with the printed material, reconnecting the written and aural natures of music. timefields & maritides is a piece of music history.