​solo works

​the surgeon of the nightsky restores dead things by the power of sound

​Cover painting:

The Swamp
by Melissa Miller

Cover painting:

The Swamp by

Melissa Miller

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Jon Hassell - The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound

atmospherics

198​7

​INT 3004 12

1987 • 53:20

INT 3004 12

1987 • 53:20


1  Ravinia/Vancouver 20:53

2  Paris I 5:46

3  Hamburg 7:07

4  Brussels 10:54

5  Paris II 8:40​

1  Ravinia/Vancouver 20:53

2  Paris I 5:46

3  Hamburg 7:07

4  Brussels 10:54

5  Paris II 8:40

​Jon Hassell—trumpet, keyboards

Michael Brook—guitar

JA Deane—electric and acoustic percussion

Jean Philippe Rykiel—synthesizer

Richard Horowitz—synthesizer

Jon Hassell—trumpet, keyboards

Michael Brook—guitar

JA Deane—electric and acoustic percussion

Jean Philippe Rykiel—synthesizer

Richard Horowitz—synthesizer

All titles by Jon Hassell
​Produced by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno

Produced by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno

Lovely Music 1021

1977 • 51:19

 

1  Toucan Ocean 3:50

2  Viva Shona 7:03

3  Hex 6:23

4  Blues Nile 9:54

5  Vernal Equinox 21:58

6  Caracas Night, September 11, 1975 2:11

 

Jon Hassell—trumpet, Fender Rhodes (specially tuned and altered by Buchla and Arp Synthesizers)

Nana Vasconçelos—congas, shakers, ocean, talking drum, bells, tropical birds

David Rosenboom—mbira, rattles, tabla, dumbek

Miguel Frasconi—claves, bells

Nicolas Kilbourn—talking drum, mbira

William Winant—kanjira, rattles

Drone—Serge Synthesizer, Motorola Scalatron

Night Creatures of Altamira

Perrasita—distant barking

 

All titles by Jon Hassell

Produced by Jon Hassell

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All paintings by Mati Klarwein © 2017 Klarwein-Archives.
Used by permission of the Klarwein family.

A childhood in Memphis, a classical conservatory education, composition and electronic music study with Stockhausen in Cologne; a passage through the New York minimalist sphere with Terry Riley, Reich, Glass; having a window opened onto the world's music and a new approach to the trumpet via vocal master Pandit Pran Nath; a questioning and deconstruction of the European dichotomy between classical and popular, sacred and sensual; a pioneer of digital transformation and sampling—all of this led to Fourth World—the unique blend which Jon has described as "worldly music" to underline a more subtle equation at work and discourage the simplistic labeling of "world," "jazz," "classical," "minimal," or "ambient."