Eddie Prevost - Entelechy
AMM’s Eddie Prévost solo release, 5 pieces for a suspended large cymbal (tam-tam) mixed, beaten, scraped and bowed, ending in Entelechy (in this instance a battery driven electric motor was set up alongside the tam-tam with wire threads fanning out from a small rotating wheel. I set this in motion and retired to the control room to watch and listen with the recording engineer (Sebastian Lexer) as the tam-tam (as it were) told its own story. Entelechy: 1. In the philosophy of Aristotle, the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized; actuality. 2. In some philosophical systems, a vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment.