Peter Coffin: Music for Plants
A collection of tracks recorded for the pleasure and benefit of plants. In 2007, with this simple instruction, artist Peter Coffin inspired a stellar collection of New York artists and musicians to make music to grow by.
The Music for Plants compilation features Mice Parade, Tetsu Inoue & seed, No Neck Blues Band, Languis, HiM, Syntony, Deaken and Geologist, Ariel Pink, Delia R. Gonzales & Gavin R. Russom, Sun Burn Hand of the Man, Ara Peterson, Hiroshi Sunairi & Hideyuki Mari, Fugu, Tony Goddess, Zs, Anthony Burdin, Wiese & Koh, This Invitation, Kenta Nagai, Liam Gillick, Kites, Jutta Koether, Alan Licht & Tom Verlaine, Black Dice, Arto Lindsay, DJ Olive the Audio Janitor, Phil Manley, David Grubbs, Electrophilia, Carter Thornton, LoVid, Flanged Confection, Christian Marclay, Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano, Sean Meehan, Barry Weisblat and Michael Evans, Rusty Santos, Roland Alley and Dearraindrop.
The object of this series is to invite emerging and established innovators to share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory. The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, "I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."more