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Baker's Dozen

Stolen Pleasures: Simon Fisher Turner's Baker's Dozen
Luke Turner , May 25th, 2022 08:16

Simon Fisher Turner speaks to Luke Turner (no relation) about 13 records that accompanied his life and career of sonic explorations, from making soundtracks with Derek Jarman to jamming with Bowie and Iggy Pop


Arvo Pärt – Tabula Rasa

I was introduced to this by a filmmaker who worked with Derek called Richard Heslop. I went round to his house when it came out and he played it to me, I was gobsmacked. I think I'm quite shallow, when I hear things I'll immediately like it, I knew that it was super special and I'd never heard anything like it in my life. In the mid-80s after Caravaggio I spent some time in Berlin with two girls called Meg and Schneider, they are performance artists, filmmakers, hat makers, German art terrorists, and we used to play it endlessly. It was a penniless time in Berlin, listening to Arvo with these crazy girls who I wasn't involved with at all but were really intriguing because they disturbed things like film premieres, they'd turn up at film premieres naked and throw paint at everyone. Tabula Rasa suits Berlin and having no money.