Charles Cohen is dead

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Charles Cohen is dead

Post by amnesia » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:21 pm

Charles Cohen is dead

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Post by mutierend » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:17 am

Yes he is.

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Post by MATSmile » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:23 am

Sad. :sadbanana:
Rest in peace Charles.

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Post by Triglav » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:29 am

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Post by darmklacht@gmail.com » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:36 am

That sucks...
I'm also really fucking pissed because of the shit he had to go thru in his last days.
RIP

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Post by danielecrocenzi » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:46 am

I listened to her live in Italy, it was great.

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Post by dan_p » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:53 am

Sad news, RIP Charles Cohen
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Post by Neovintage » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:54 am

I am so sad about it. RIP Charles Cohen. Thank you for your music :cry:

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Post by emememe » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 am

Rip.
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Post by bwhittington » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:13 am

darmklacht@gmail.com wrote:That sucks...
I'm also really fucking pissed because of the shit he had to go thru in his last days.
RIP
The man's troubles seem to have been of his own making, entrapment or not (and his lawyers didn't bother arguing entrapment in court). I don't really fault anyone for their deviant interests, and I understand how a person could end up in his position, but acting as he did still crosses a significant line.

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Post by JamieDrouin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 am

His music continues to be an immeasurable influence on me, as is his creative persistence, with the majority of his work over the last five decades made in relative obscurity. Deepest thanks to Rabih Beaini for revealing Charles Cohen's work to a wider audience, and etching it into a more enduring physical medium.

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Post by papz » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:20 pm

He was a genius in improvisation. His amazing work introduced me to the Easel.
I'm very happy I could see him live a few years ago and briefly speak with him.
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Post by ritchiedrums » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:29 pm

Glad I got to see him a few times in Philadelphia

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Post by BananaPlug » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:02 pm

JamieDrouin wrote:His music continues to be an immeasurable influence on me, as is his creative persistence, with the majority of his work over the last five decades made in relative obscurity. Deepest thanks to Rabih Beaini for revealing Charles Cohen's work to a wider audience, and etching it into a more enduring physical medium.
Ditto. And thanks for Rabih's picture.

I was lucky to be around for most of those decades of obscurity. He played all kinds of shows, off the radar basement shows, a Gothic church, facing a sphinx in a museum. One piece of advice: "Play everyday."
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Post by authorless » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:42 pm

I will miss him.

Here is a short clip of he and I playing a show together from 2009:

[video][/video]

And a direct recording of that show:

http://soundcloud.com/charles-and-sean/live-082209
http://soundcloud.com/charles-and-sean/live-082209

And two other jams we recorded in his apartment from the last time I visited him in 2013:

http://soundcloud.com/charles-and-sean/ ... usic-easel
http://soundcloud.com/charles-and-sean/charles-buchla-music-easel

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http://soundcloud.com/charles-and-sean/ ... buchla-200
http://soundcloud.com/charles-and-sean/cc-music-easel-sean-buchla-200
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Post by Minimoog56 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:10 pm

Kaddish for Charles Cohen - Artists often have flaws in their personal lives but the art is what endures. Rest in peace.
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Post by mheumann » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:14 am

Very sad news. His amazing music lives on and will continue to inspire me—as it will all of us.

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Post by gone » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:09 am

"flaws in their personal lives" ????

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/02/0 ... -sex-case/

*final comment deleted out of respect for the feelings of anyone who may have known Charles personally*
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Post by Minimoog56 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:04 am

and Woody Allen and Balthus and Picasso and the Eagles (!) and just about a million other creators - you can't f-em all...
Beatniks and Bongos/Bagels and Bongos/Buchlas and Bongos...

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Post by drewskee » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:09 am

Well this is very sad and disturbing on a whole lot of levels. Leaving his personal proclivities aside he was an innovator and unique voice with his knowledge and approach to Buchla and the Easel. Bleeps and Bloops no more from Charles....RIP
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Post by Hi5 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:30 am

Minimoog56 wrote:and Woody Allen and Balthus and Picasso and the Eagles (!) and just about a million other creators - you can't f-em all...
Actually, you can.
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Post by MATSmile » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:06 pm

donnachacostello wrote:"flaws in their personal lives" ????

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/02/0 ... -sex-case/

F**K Charles Cohen.
He is still an incredible artist and musician. I think people need to separate personal lives of the creators and their art.
Also, saying such a things about person who recently died is not just ill-mannered, it just shows how much of an asshole you are.

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Post by gone » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:11 pm

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Post by gone » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:24 pm

I’ll take back my coarse final comment, out of respect for the feelings of anyone who knew Charles personally.

I won’t take back my dismay at the eulogising of a man who committed the crimes he did and I find myself unable to separate the man from the art.

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Post by papz » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:19 pm

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