[microsound-announce] Remote Provinces + Instant-Cascade-Distant
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Thu May 21 06:59:13 EDT 2009
Aural Terrains is back again with two new releases :
This CD ``remote provinces``, composed of materials recorded in Germany,
Belgium, and Poland, mixed in with my own prepared guitar and signal
processors, requires with each listening a process of interpretation.
They are not documentaries nor are they pure: I cannot imagine as a
naturalist that one edits out impurity. I cannot imagine that as critic of
naturalism one edits out impurities. So in some sense it is a work that
is in argument with formalist phonography yet it accepts the basic
premise which I call ``seeding across time``. My work is a bit like
what one might call ``wild-scaping``---allowing urban decay to express
itself unchecked while nature takes over. It is in this regard I include
``technical breakdowns``: wrinkles to remain in the table-cloth, stains
on the tie or runs in one`s stockings to show through. Some sounds
are designed to enter the ``center`` of ego-consciousness, while
others seem peripheral. And yet I have invested equal energy
in these ``remote`` fringes and I like to imagine the music evolves
with your environment and rides on a continuum of sound that
surpasses every rendering and is renewed with each listening.
The ``remote provinces`` are all around us. They may be places
of exile but also places of solitude, introspection and transcendence
but they are nevertheless characterized by ruptures and coincidences
of attention. Each of us is a remote province integrating and
disintegrating, emerging from and immersed in empire.
I have tried to build in sound a sense of worlds inside worlds
living, at the occasional expense of transparency, transparently.
THANOS CHRYSAKIS, JAMES O'SULLIVAN,
DARIO BERNAL-VILLEGAS, OLI MAYNE, JERRY WIGENS
The continuous presence of the guitar creates the main axis for these
improvisations that happened between 2007-2008. Different sound
sources, from electronic sounds to the clarinet, and prepared piano
interchange roles, swarm around and together with the guitar creating
sonic and harmonic fields that oscillate between the spectral and the gestural.
Also, you'll be able to listen some tracks from
the CDs in the listening room:
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