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Dave Knott - Natura Naturans FLAC album

Performer: Dave Knott
Genre: Jazz
Title: Natura Naturans
Released: 1999
Style: Experimental, Free Improvisation
FLAC version ZIP size: 1908 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1905 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1316 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 514

Natura naturans is a Latin tag coined during the Middle Ages, meaning "Nature naturing", or more loosely, "nature doing what nature does". The Latin, naturans, is the present active participle of naturo, indicated by the suffix "-ans" which is akin to the English suffix "-ing". Naturata is the perfect passive participle. These terms are most commonly associated with the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza.

Natura Naturans ‎(CD, Album). Jeph Jerman, Dave Knott, Susie Kozawa, Mirosław Rajkowski, Mike Shannon (2) - Coincidentiae Mirables ‎(CDr, Album).

Overview (current section).

Waking Up Is a Good Start, The Future, Pressing In, Hear Something, Courteous Bow, Embracing Held, The Dawn of Atoms, And the Comtemplative Return, With Crossing Bell and Whiff, Rumble.

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1 Waking Up Is A Good Start / The Future, Pressing In / Hear Something / Courteous Bow / Embracing Held / The Dawn Of Atoms / And The Comtemplative Return / With Crossing Bell And Whiff / Rumble 6:58
2 Its Decay A Sigh 0:37
3 Crinkles And Dropped Rock / Hard Plucked / Walking The Stick / Found The Rattles / A Constitution Begins / Prjngow Gow / Repetition Theme Emerges / Construction At The Untaut Ends - Periphery Sound / String Ends And Dry Cleaning Rack Duet 8:55
4 Short Walk 0:47
5 Very Ripe / The Rebellious Response To Meaningful Music / And Its Obstinate But Dedicated End / Immediate Reprise / Looking / Found / Synchronos With Evasive Auto / A Melodic Suite Of Booweep / A Dry Cleaner Runs Through It / In Helpless Response / The Gastro-Vocal Response / Outdoors They Honk / Okay Music Now / NO / A Soft Bird Outside, Harmonics Inside / Diligent Musician Returns / Listening Knows The Time 8:14
6 The Beginning Of The Low Rumbles / Siren With Strings / Thumbnail Scratch Tone / Resolved To Silence, A Ding Inspires Return 4:05
7 A Daxophone Prayer Play / String Pedal, Stick Melody / When A Walk Becomes A Vibration / Friction Is Beauty, Tone Follows 4:30
8 The Return Of A Future Pressing / When A Sniff Enters The Music 2:10
9 Stringboards Want To Sing / The Autos B(e(l))ow / The Idea Of Repitition Returns / Resonance Revealed And Plucking Is Inspired / Breathing Calms And Helps Me To Live / Phrased By Nature, Repetition Proceeds / Converting, It Can / Naive Acting 6:06
10 Whiffle / Rang And Pop / Intangled Query / Listening To Harmonics From Action / Bridging And Return / Hyperactive Cleaners Did It / Run The String / The Waited Response To 5:58
11 Stringboards In The Air 0:54
12 First Stoll Rhythm With Multi Harmonic And Melodic Mood 0:51
13 Return 1:35
14 Return, First Glow 1:48
15 Return 0:31
16 Distal Ring Shimmer And Glow, Speak 0:51
17 Rhythm Decay And Final Construct / Little Ring To Change / Breathing Into It / A Due Perfecto 4:44
18 Dramatic Imp / Gracing Phonomono / Dropped Doorknob / Choruses, Repetition 4:54
19 Goomeygow Address With Accompaniment 1:36
20 Fall Dancingly 4:58
21 Bathroom Oratorio 1:53

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Anomalous Records


  • Engineer [Transfer And Editing] – Will Dowd
  • Liner Notes – Dave Knott, Jeph Jerman
  • Mastered By – Scott Colburn
  • Other [Technical Advisor] – Peter Bonnell
  • Painting [Cover Painting] – Russ Gordon
  • Photography By [Of Dave Knott Playing Stringboards At Anomalous Records] – Jeph Jerman
  • Recorded By, Layout, Design [Graphic Design] – Eric Lanzillotta
  • Technician [Reference Cdr] – Doug Haire


Category NOT 1 on CD. NOT1 on spine.

Recorded on July 19, 1997
Transferred and edited on January 7 & 8, 1999
Encouragement and inclusion: Elizabeth Grayson Eudy
Mastered on March 24, 1999

Edition of 1100 copies.

from the liner notes:
"At a woodshop I was renting I had been messing with attaching strings to collected throwaway(found) pieces of plywood. I had a collection of used strings of many types: guitar, bass guitar, cello, violin, dulcimer, harp, piano, along with some types of raw wire including brass and nylon monofilament. I had heard Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument and wanted to experiment with making strings in long lengths. I enjoyed using two strings to make a longer combined length and found the results to be shimmering. My woodshop mate Peter Bonnell and I were bathed in this new sound unleashed - gongs or distant cymbals. Some kind of defiance of visual representation - a piece of used plywood with some strings across it. What an anomaly!

Even before the sessions, Eric Lanzillotta had asked me about making an installation with the boards, but I was no artist. Installation. Just the word would still a creative in the floodlight of expectation. This doe eyed doer needed a push. We agreed that I could put the boards up as I made them and this made the whole project seem possible. I began by installing a couple of the stringboards directly onto the wall making the entire wall a secondary resonator. While the wall changed shape weekly, flaunting a broken window frame with broken window and strings or some other momentarily invented musical object each week along with a perpetual recomposition of stringboards, the final installation consisted mostly of ~10 stringboards ranging in size from 1 to 8 feet in length with an additional two stringboards in the bathroom for potty play."