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Cornelius Cardew / The QUaX Ensemble / Petr Kotik - Treatise mp3 album

  • Performer: Cornelius Cardew
  • Title: Treatise
  • Genre: Jazz / Classical
  • Formats: MOD MP3 AAC AHX MP4 AU MP1
  • Released: 2009
  • Style: Contemporary, Free Improvisation
  • MP3 album: 1672 mb
  • FLAC album: 1361 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 230
Cornelius Cardew / The QUaX Ensemble / Petr Kotik - Treatise mp3 album

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The QUaX Ensemble, Petr Kotik. every note is sincerity felt, every sound pursued to a beautiful authentic core. Gramophone Magazine, October 2009. This performance of Cardew's monumental 193-page graphic score Treatise was recorded live in Prague in 1967 by the Czech QUaX Ensemble, directed by composer, flautist & conductor Petr Kotik. This historical recording offers a unique perspective to hear Treatise as interpreted by Cardew's contemporaries. Kotik met Cardew in Warsaw in 1962 and they began exchanging scores by mail, including Treatise, which was a work in progress. Upon meeting again in London (1966), Cardew provided Kotik with additional portions of the score and insights.

Cardew: Treatise QUaX Ensemble/Kotik. This is a recording of a very early performance of the entire work, given in Prague in 1967, when Treatise was completed. The five performers, led by composer Petr Kotik, play a variety of instruments and the music ranges fromjazzy, funkily rhythmic outbursts to snatches of song and complex textures that disintegrate without warning only to reform as something entirely different. It is strangely compelling, but may not stand up to repeated listening.

Experimental ensemble directed by Petr Kotík, started upon his return to Prague from his studies in Vienna in 1966. Other members included Josef Vejvoda, Jan Hynčica, Pavel Kondelík, and Václav Zahradník. It was the first live electronics group in Prague, and lasted until 1969. Kotik met Cornelius Cardew in Warsaw in 1962, and they began exchanging scores by mail, including Treatise, which was a work in progress

Cornelius Cardew: Treatise. Liner Note Translation. Liner Notes, Restoration. Mastering, Transfers. Ensemble, Primary Artist.

Liner notes by Petr Kotik and Cardew's friend and colleague John Tilbury. Tilbury says of this performance: 'There is much to admire in this 1967 version of 'Treatise' by the QUaX Ensemble from Prague: the feeling of spontaneity, its uninhibitedness, the rough-hewn sounds, the accidental, the half-intended, the blurred. High resolution 96khz, 24-bit remastering from the original analog tape. There are no notes associated with this item. There are no tracklisting associated with this item.

Cardew: Treatise (Live) Quax Ensemble. Listen on Apple Music.

Cornelius Cardew's graphical score "Treatise" is one of the most visually fascinating pieces of music ever made. 193 pages of lines and symbols clustered about the staff. And the simple instructions "For any number of musicians with any instruments, may be performed whole or in part. Recent short takes by Sonic Youth and the Ensemble 303 have perhaps raised awareness somewhat of this score


1-1 Untitled 20:46
1-2 Untitled 20:50
1-3 Untitled 17:51
2-1 Untitled 22:46
2-2 Untitled 23:13
2-3 Untitled 21:30


  • Artwork – Brian Brandt
  • Composed By – Cornelius Cardew
  • Flute, Performer, Directed By – Petr Kotik
  • Liner Notes – John Tilbury, Petr Kotik
  • Mastered By, Technician [Analog Transfer] – Steve Puntolillo
  • Percussion, Performer – Josef Vejvoda
  • Piano, Performer – Václav Zahradník
  • Technician [Restoration] – Brian Brandt, Petr Kotik
  • Tenor Saxophone, Performer – Pavel Kondelík
  • Trombone, Performer – Jan Hynčica


Recorded live in Prague, October 15, 1967. Released for the first time.

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