|In January 2010, Søren Kjærgaard and T.U. went into Bear Creek Studios in Monroe, Wash., under the auspices of Johnny Sangster to record for the upcoming album, "Alphabet, Peaceful, Diminished: 29 Proposals from the Towers of Babble". The album wasreleased Sept. 9, 2010 on ILK Music, Copenhagen, followed by a tour of Denmark.
From ILK Records:
"It don’t mean a thing,
and it ain’t got that swing
This slight change in a well-known line describes the launching point for 'Alphabet, Peaceful, Diminished: 29 Proposals from the Towers of Babble', the new release from Torben Ulrich & Søren Kjærgaard.
"On their 2009 album, 'Suddenly, Sound: 21 songlines for piano, drainpipe, etc.', and subsequent tour, the Danish pair worked with the five sonic elements: sound, line, pulse, silence and space — along with suddenness, inspired by the Armenian teacher Gurdjieff’s way of shouting things to a sudden halt, stopping one’s habitual train of motion, its freezing as well as its subsequent freeing up.
“ 'Alphabet, Peaceful, Diminished', recorded in January 2010 near Seattle, U.S., is in many ways a continuation of this practice, but in a more radicalized form, converging the two fields of asemic and atonal play, with regards to Arnold Schoenberg, Yusef Lateef, Kurt Schwitters and the dadaists..."
Read the complete press release.(PDF.)