Nicole Lizée
This Will Not Be Televised

Bookburners
The Music of Nicole Lizée

Released: November 11, 2014
Label: Centrediscs

Bookburners comprises a collection of Nicole Lizée’s works from the past five years, picking up where 2008’s This Will Not Be Televised left off. Bookburners presents a number of Lizée’s fixations and obsessions […]: a reinterpretation of rave culture, John Cage, Hitchcock, witchhouse meets classical, turntablism, iconography, meticulously notated glitch, auteur theory, voyeurism, malfunction, psychopaths, phantoms, backmasking, crate digging, grave digging and a sonic depiction of the imagination of graphic designer Saul Bass – and their melding with classical, concert, notated music. The record features an all-star cast of stellar musicians from across Canada and the U.S. (Source: CMC)

Features Juno Awards nominated “Bookburners”, Classical Composition of the Year, 2016


© 2014 Centrediscs / Centredisques

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> Bookburners is available as a DVD/CD combo and high-quality download

> For collectors, there’s a limited-edition vinyl featuring 15 Bookburners-based remixes by composer Nicole Lizée.

DVD/CDVinyl - Remixes

Track List

DVD 1

1. Hitchcock Études   20:48

Saul Bass  2:32
Doris Day  3:39
Stutter  3:03
The Party  2:23
Schoolhouse  4:00
Phonograph  1:31
Shower  3:32

Megumi Masaki, piano

2. Bookburners   14:34

Stéphane Tétreault, cello

Paolo Kapunan [DJ P-Love], turntables

CD 2

1. White Label Experiment   13:56

SO Percussion

Nicole Lizée, turntables

2. Ouijist   13:41

Mark Takeshi McGregor, alto flute

Ben Reimer, percussion

Rebecca Whitling, violin and omnichord

Mark Haney, double bass

Nicole Lizée, spectres

3. Son of the Man With the Golden Arms   18:20

Architek Percussion

Ben Reimer, drum kit

Steve Raegele & Jonathan Barriault, guitar

Track List

1. Hitchcock Études: Saul Bass Etude 2:37

Megumi Masaki

2. Hitchcock Études: Schoolhouse Etude 4:12

3. Hitchcock Études: Shower Etude 3:31

4. White Label Experiment: 1     2:29

So Percussion

Nicole Lizée, turntables

5. White Label Experiment: 2     3:43

6. White Label Experiment: 3     2:31

7. Bookburners: Book 1   2:16

Stéphane Tétreault, cello

Paolo Kapunan [DJ P-Love], turntables

8. Bookburners: Book 2   2:17

9. Bookburners: Book 3   1:42

10. Ouijist: Spectre 1   2:19

Mark Takeshi McGregor, alto flute

Ben Reimer, percussion

Rebecca Whitling, violin and omnichord

Mark Haney, double bass

Nicole Lizée, spectres

11. Ouijist: Spectre 2   2:43

12. Ouijist: Spectre 3   2:07

13. Son of the Man With the Golden Arms: Golden Arm 1   2:55

Architek Percussion

Ben Reimer, drum kit

Steve Raegele & Jonathan Barriault, guitar

14. Son of the Man With the Golden Arms: Golden Arm 2   1:36

15. Son of the Man With the Golden Arms: Golden Arm 3   3:53

Ms. Lizee brings to us a full palette of sound colors and effective pomo compositional ideas, at times embodying the idea of “glitch,” which involves utilizing older audio technologies in ways that involve either their intentional malfunctioning in controlled situations or their appropriation for uses they were not intended.
~Grego Applegate Edwards – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Nicole Lizée