Annea Lockwood
Glass World
Ltd. edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl
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1Microglass Shaken 1:35
2Glass Rod Vibrating 1:43
3Turning Gong 1:24
4Mini Mobile 2:04
5Wine Glass 1:40
6Water Gong 1:40
7Two Ribbed Discs 5:43
8Rod Across Edge Of Pane 1:52
9Glass Bulb 2:46
10Glissandi 0:22
11Spinning Discs 1:42
12Dialogue - Bottles And Jars 1:39
13Vibrating Pane 1:53
14Bubbling 1:36
15Breathing Machine 2:26
16Water Jars 1:28
17Rod Roll 0:57
18Micro Grass On Goblet 1:05
19Micro Glass Along Pane 1:15
20Cullet - Two Glass Rocks 1:28
21Medium Mobile 2:26
22Bottle Tree Showered With Fragments 0:36
23Deep Water Gong 4:08

New Zealand-born sound artist and composer Annea Lockwood received formal training at various institutions before exploring the sonorous potential of glass in a series of performances in the late 1960s. With plates of wired glass, glass discs, chunks of green cullet glass, glass tubing, sheets of micro-glass, glass jars and other incarnations of the material, Lockwood elicited a staggering array of sounds, some subtly uncanny and others as outlandish and alien as anything emitted from the era's early synthesizers.

Lockwood's glass concerts yielded a text-score published in Northern California new-music journal Source: Music of the Avant-Garde and attracted the attention of South African producer Michael Steyn, who encouraged her to record the glass pieces for his label Tangent. They worked for two years in a small, resonant church in London to document a veritable catalogue of the materials' tone and timbre; Lockwood wished to present each sound as if it were a piece of music in and of itself. Glass World originally appeared on Tangent in 1970.

"I wanted to entice people into really listening intensively," Lockwood once reflected. "Into really listening. I wanted a deep immersion in the sounds of themselves, for the audience."

First-time vinyl reissue. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl.