This Appearing World

Crispell | Henderson | Nunns

Delicate, intimate, poignant, emotionally complex, otherworldly, intermittently unsettling, sonically explorative, texturally inventive, occasionally confrontational, cinematic in scope, This Appearing World is a beautifully produced voyage into sonically uncharted territory. The old-world sonorities of taonga pūoro are once again drawn into a challenging contemporary setting. Marilyn Crispell and Jeff Henderson weave sensitive textures and nuances around the evocative sounds of Richard Nunns, and all thirteen pieces simultaneously evoke ancient and post-apocalyptic vistas.

Rattle has never been shy of music that follows its own compass, and this uncompromising work again shows our willingness to commit to projects that defy musical barriers. Comprised entirely of improvisational dialogues, this CD/DVD was recorded during a brief visit to New Zealand from American pianist, Marilyn Crispell.

Marilyn Crispell (piano)
Jeff Henderson (reeds)
Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)

Produced by Jeff Henderson and Steve Garden
Recorded and mixed by Steve Garden
Original artwork by Ivan Mrsic
DVD content: In Performance directed & produced by Keith Hill © 2011 for Attar Films Production
Design by UnkleFanc

All compositions © 2011 Marilyn Crispell (BMI), Richard Nunns (APRA), Jeff Henderson (APRA)
This project was made possible with support from Creative New Zealand

Released: 14 November 2011
Catalogue: RAT-D027