ARTHUR LIPSETT, SOUNDTRACKS is a single disc vinyl edition of 500. Arthur Lipsett made an impressive series of collage films during his lifetime. He began his collages under the employment of the National Film Board of Canada. During a sound workshop, he was given the assignment to tell a story by editing together found sound materials. Lipsett took the assignment further by editing images to the sound collage he created. The result was to become “Very Nice, Very Nice”, sharing his view of a phantasmagorical world. This first effort earned him an Academy Award nomination at the age of 25. Arthur Lipsett, Soundtracks is a document that celebrates the work of Arthur Lipsett, while highlighting his sound collage as an art form in itself. The National Film Board of Canada granted the license to create this sound document from the original film masters. These originals were re-mastered and pressed to high quality vinyl that they will last into the future and be discovered anew. – Global A Records.
The license to these works was provided by the National Film Board of Canada.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings provided the license for the music Urban Holiness Service.
Oxford University Press provided the license for the music Missa Brevis in D.
Contains material from the following films:
‘Very Nice, Very Nice’ by Arthur Lipsett, 1961, 6 min 59 s
’21-87′ by Arthur Lipsett, 1964, 9 min 40 s
‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ by Arthur Lipsett, 1965, 12 min 40 s
‘Free Fall’ by Arthur Lipsett, 1964, 9 min 15 s
The Arthur Lipsett films featured on this recording contain music from: ‘Urban Holiness Service’ LP by Elder Charles D. Beck, 1957, Folkways Records FW08901 and ‘Missa Brevis in D’, by Benjamin Britten, 1959, Oxford University Press