David Sylvian – Playing The Schoolhouse

Playing The Schoolhouse, a new composition by David Sylvian recorded in Norway, 2015. Based on an improvisation by Jan Bang and Sylvian it also features contributions from Otomo Yoshihide and Toshimaru Nakamura. 

"Confront is a small bespoke label, that specialise in small run editions. David has been a long time admirer of what we do and the way we do it - and a loyal customer too - as well as a contemporary of a number of the artists on our roster. I asked David to write a ‘single’ for the label and he presented me with the 15min ‘playing the schoolhouse’." - Mark Wastell

"Mark’s approach to running his label is one I admire. along with numerous other labels i could mention, this is a one man operation and a labour of love. he brings to light work which might otherwise never be heard. others do the same and, in my opinion, deserve support. It’s wonderful that so many have shown an interest in this piece that lies so far from the songwriting most seem to hunger for. I’m grateful for that." - David Sylvian


David Sylvian / found objects, samples, additional field recordings.

Jan Bang / found objects, dictaphone.



1. Playing the Schoolhouse - 15:05


Composed and produced by David Sylvian.

Available as 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC