Vienna Genesis

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WILLIAM SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION/COMPOSER

VIENNA GENESIS/ACCORDION CULTURE

A CYBER/SYMPHONY IN EIGHT PARTS
BY
DR. WILLIAM SCHIMMEL

1. A. BACH REALITY

DR. SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION

2. STRATTA/MATTA
LEHAR’S WIDOW NOT TOO MERRY

DR. SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION/PIANO/VOCALS
KAMALA SANKARAM, ACCORDION /VOCALS


 3. HAVA NAGILA
DR. SCHIMMEL, BASS ACCORDION

4. VON SUPPE’S  MORNING NOON AND NITE IN VIENNA

DR. SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION
DRAGICA BANIC-CURCIC, ACCORDION

5. W.A.
DR. SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION
ALLYSSA LAMB, VOCALS/MELODICA

6. FUR ELISE
DR. SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION
ALLYSSA LAMB, VOCALS/MELODICA

7. A PORTRAIT OF HARRY LIME
DR. SCHIMMEL, ACCORDION

8. DANNY DECON IN WILDWOOD NEW JERSEY 1953-67-THE GENESIS OF A CULTURE

DR. SCHIMMEL, VOCALS AND ACCORDION

ALL COMPOSITIONS/REALITIES BY WILLIAM SCHIMMEL C2006

VIENNA GENESIS/ACCORDION CULTURE WAS INSPIRED BY PROJECT VIENNA, IN WHICH I WAS ASKED BY PAUL SHAFFER (MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF LATE NITE WITH DAVID LETTERMAN) TO CREATE AMBIENT MUSIC FOR JAN WENNER’S (PUBLISHER OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE) 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WHICH WOULD INCLUDE 200 STARS FROM THE ROCK AND ROLL AND FILM INDUSTRY AS WELL AS LITERARY NOTABLES. THE GOAL WAS TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE VIENNESE AMBIENT CAFÉ.  I PLAYED ACCORDION, LAURA SEATON PLAYED VIOLIN AND JEFF CARNEY PLAYED BASS. I ARRANGED THE MUSIC.
 
VIENNA GENESIS ARE, IN FACT, AN ACTUAL  SERIES OF ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS THAT DATE BACK  TO THE 6TH CENTURY IN SYRIA - THE SAME TIME AND PLACE AS THE ROSSANO AND SINOPE GOSPELS. THE TEXT CONTAINS FRAGMENTS OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS. THE  MANUSCRIPTS ARE HOUSED IN VIENNA AT THE OSTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHECK.

IN LISTENING TO THIS SYMPHONY, ONE CAN VIEW THE MANUSCRIPTS THROUGH A PROVIDED LINK. THERE IS NO LINEAR CORRELATIONS BETWEEN THE MUSIC AND THE MANUSCRIPTS. THE COUNTERPOINT OF THE TWO CREATES A “PAROUSIA” DIMENSION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IN AN EXISTING PRESENT.

VIENNA IS ALSO THE BIRTHPLACE OR GENESIS OF THE ACCORDION, APPEARING THERE IN ABOUT 1829.

ALL COMPOSITIONS  RECORDED LIVE AT THE MASTER CLASS AND CONCERT SERIES SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN ACCORDIONISTS’ ASSOCIATION - THE SEMINARS - 2006
DR. WILLIAM SCHIMMEL, MODERATOR/CURATOR.
RECORDED BY MICKI GOODMAN

PRODUCED BY WILLIAM SCHIMMEL AND MICKI GOODMAN P2006
ENGINEERED AND MASTERED BY GODFREY NELSON - RIBBON HILL MUSIC INC.
PRODUCED FOR CYBERSPACE BY RACHID ELADOUNI

A STUDIO - MUSE PRODUCTION
IPS/STUDIO - MUSE  SM007

LINK TO THE VIENNA GENESIS MANUSCRIPTS AS WELL AS THE ROSSANO GOSPELS:
www.bugpowder.com/andy/e.vienna.genesis.html
*DANNY DECON IS A COMPOSITE OF DANNY KLEBES, GEORGE YOUNG, PAUL KASPAR, PRICE RICHARDS , JOE BARTELLO AND OTHERS (MANY FROM THE NEUPAUER CIRCLE) WHO PLAYED THE JERSEY SHORE POINT CIRCUIT DURING A SPAN OF THE 50’S AND 60’S, THUS ESTABLISHING THE BEGINNINGS OF AN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE QUITE APART FROM LAS VEGAS EVEN WITH IT’S “SHOWBAND” STYLE, YET PLANTING THE GROUND FOR SUCH GROUPS TO EMERGE SUCH AS THE E-STREET BAND (REF:SPRINGSTEEN). THE ACCORDION PLAYED A SUBSTANTIAL PART IN ALL OF THIS EVEN IN THE FACILITATION OF IT’S OWN REPLACEMENT BY OTHER ELECTRONIC ORGANS AND KEYBOARDS SUCH AS THE ORGANO - WITH AN OCCASIONAL RETURNING TO THE ORIGINAL SCOURCE.

 

 

 

 


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