An extensively written feature about The Seen by Michael Rosenstein published by Point of Departure can be found HERE.

THE SEEN

ARCHIVE : VOLUMES I - V : 2005 to 2009
(confront collectors series ccs 78)

Five CD box set in DVD size metal tin with PVC jacket.

***VERY LIMITED EDITION // 100 COPIES***

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Five factory pressed CDs​

Five postcard inserts

Individually numbered

Liner notes from Brian Olewnick,  Michael Rosenstein, Spencer Grady, Paul Margree and Andrea Dellapiana. 

 

£50 including UK and global shipping.

Mark Wastell has been organising larger formations of musicians, collectively known as THE SEEN, for over 10 years. Using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes distributed to individual musicians just prior to performance. No formation has ever been repeated, THE SEEN never stays static.

 

Each disc contains an entire concert given by THE SEEN spanning the years 2005 to 2009.

CD 1 : Volume I

THE SEEN // JACKSONS LANE, LONDON 04.06.2005
Mark Wastell : double bass
Rhodri Davies : harp
Matt Davis : laptop
David Toop : laptop
Lee Gamble : laptop
Benedict Drew : laptop
Phil Durrant : laptop

 

CD 2 : Volume II

THE SEEN // TEATERHUSET AVANT GARDEN, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY 12.05.2006
Mark Wastell : tam tam
Wolfgang Fuchs : record players
Bertrand Denzler : saxophones
Angharad Davies : violin
Burkhard Beins : percussion
Graham Halliwell : feedback saxophone
Tomas Korber : electronics
Benedict Drew : electronics
Dominic Lash : double bass

 

CD 3 : Volume III

THE SEEN // RED ROSE THEATRE, LONDON 15.11.2007
Mark Wastell : double bass
Dominic Lash : double bass
Joe Williamson : double bass
Matthew Lovett : double bass
Ashley John Long : double bass
Matt Davis : laptop
David Toop : laptop
Lee Gamble : laptop
Benedict Drew : laptop
Phil Durrant : laptop

 

CD 4 : Volume IV

THE SEEN // CAFE OTO, LONDON 19.02.2009
Mark Wastell : tam tam & shrutti box
Matt Davis : trumpet
Phil Durrant : maschine
Dominic Lash : double bass
Phil Julian : analogue electronics
Paul Abbott : electronics

 

CD 5 : Volume V

THE SEEN // CAFE OTO, LONDON 26.06.2009
Mark Wastell : tam tam
John Butcher : acoustic & feedback saxophone
Dominic Lash : double bass
Matt Davis : trumpet
Jane Dickson : piano, electronics 
Phil Durrant : maschine
Phil Julian : electronics
Jonathan McHugh : analogue synthesiser
Paul Abbott : electronics
Benedict Drew : Roland 101, electronics
Ben Owen : shortwave radio