[mute.com] STUMM433 (Source)“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise” – John Cage
We are delighted to announce our latest release in the MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) series: STUMM433, a box set collating an unprecedented selection of Mute artists past, present and future, out in May 2019.
From The Normal, the artist that started Mute, to the label’s newest signing, K Á R Y Y N, STUMM433 will feature a huge array – over 50 – of Mute artists including Depeche Mode, Yann Tiersen, Liars, Silicon Teens, Irmin Schmidt and many more, all presenting their own interpretation of one piece of music: John Cage’s game-changing composition, 4’33”.
4’33” is among the most important of all contemporary music compositions. Composed and premiered in 1952, 4’33” is a piece for any instrument or combination of instruments. The score instructs the performer or performers not to play their instrument for the duration of the piece (generally four minutes and 33 seconds). As challenging and thought-provoking now as it was when it was premiered, 4’33” completely changed popular thinking on silence, sound, composition and listening.
Each artist has created a visual to accompany their performance of 4’33” and the box set launches with a video from Laibach.
To register your interest in STUMM433 and be first in line to pre-order and receive exclusive updates on the contributions, please sign up below.
Profits from the release of STUMM433 will be split between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter charities to honour Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill who suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of his tinnitus in the years up to his untimely death. The box set will be released in May 2019 with more details being shared over the coming months.
Artists featured include:
A Certain Ratio, A.C. Marias, ADULT., The Afghan Whigs, Alexander Balanescu, Barry Adamson, Ben Frost, Bruce Gilbert, Cabaret Voltaire, Carter Tutti Void, Chris Carter, Chris Liebing, Cold Specks, Daniel Blumberg, Depeche Mode, Duet Emmo, Echoboy, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure, Fad Gadget (tribute), Goldfrapp, He Said, Irmin Schmidt, Josh T. Pearson, K Á R Y Y N, Komputer, Laibach, Land Observations, Lee Ranaldo, Liars, Looper, Lost Under Heaven, Maps, Mark Stewart, Mick Harvey, Miranda Sex Garden, Modey Lemon, Moby, Mountaineers, New Order, Nitzer Ebb, NON, Nonpareils, The Normal, onDeadWaves, Phew, Pink Grease, Pole, Polly Scattergood, Renegade Soundwave, Richard Hawley, Richie Hawtin, ShadowParty, Silicon Teens, Simon Fisher Turner, Michael Gira, The Warlocks, Wire, Yann Tiersen
Profits from the release of STUMM433 will be split between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter, charities to honour Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill who suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of his tinnitus in the years up to his untimely death. The box set will be released in April 2019 with more details being shared over the coming months.
The British Tinnitus Association
Around one in ten people experience tinnitus, the sensation of sound in the head or ears when there is no corresponding external sound. This means for people with tinnitus, silence is elusive and for some – impossible. The British Tinnitus Association is the only national charity solely dedicated to the tinnitus community. Our vision is a world where no one suffers from tinnitus. We provide information, support and research funds to make this vision a reality.
Help Musicians UK
The leading independent music charity. Since 1921, HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians and those working in the industry at all stages of their lives. The charity’s ambition is to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians across the UK through a holistic, integrated programme combining Creative and Health & Welfare services, targeted campaigning and initiatives around issues that affect musicians such as mental health, hearing health and even parenting. The charity has a deep knowledge base and strong trusted relationships within the music industry, the wellbeing sector and beyond. HMUK’s research-led approach creates a strong evidence base from which to educate and advocate for musicians, influencing and improving working conditions across the sector.
Edit: If you take a look at the form on Mute's page to subscribe to the newsletter about this release, you'll see that they ask for your preferred format: "Deluxe Vinyl", "Standard Vinyl" or "CD". I wonder if they've already made up their minds about the format (or formats) for this future box set, or if they will base their decision on the results of this mini-poll...
STUMM433 - Update
This is a long overdue note to say thank-you for registering interest in STUMM433 and sorry for our silence since we announced this project earlier this year.
As you can imagine, we want this box set to be as special as possible, so we’ve been working behind the scenes to pull everything together and create something unique. We think it will be worth the wait.
We’ll very soon be sharing another track from the project and launching pre-orders for the physical product, please look out for an email from us as you’ll be getting the chance to pre-order before the general public.
Not only does this project unite a number of musicians from throughout our history but we can also announce that we’ve also collaborated with a number of the artists and designers who have worked with us on the memorable artwork packaging from the last 40 years to be featured in the box set.
Thank you for your support and patience. We look forward to sharing more news soon.