Sunday, November 8, 2015

Seaver & Witscher "Country Music"

Now available new music from Daryl Seaver & Jeff Witscher. Compositional works heavily influenced from listening to contemporary country music. Pieces of moderate length that can be listened to intently or peripherally with varying results. Daryl Seaver also records as Samantha Vacation with releases on LIES.

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Eric Frye "Some Consequences of Four Incapacities" 

We're very happy to announce new works from Eric Frye. A collection of focused compositions exciting and dynamic as much as they are stimulating and cohesive.

Recent developments in mathematics, including Grothendieck’s work in algebraic geometry, showed once again that the representational leg of mathematics is more than just an auxiliary tool for its conceptual leg. The new concepts like that of Topos require new modes of representation, otherwise they remain to be properly treated (and in some cases even properly identified). The new modes of mathematical representation require us - but also allow us - to conceive, imagine and perceive things differently. The very fact that most of today’s mathematical concepts have no rigidly associated “bodies”, visible or otherwise perceivable, serves as a strong motivation for an artistic work aiming at the aesthetic - and hence also material and technological - construction and a further reworking of these abstract concepts.

Eric Frye’s compositional output perfectly demonstrates how this works in practice. Through a series of methodically structured auditory events Frye investigates new modes of perception and spatial cognition. These events are composed specifically to stimulate and disrupt the cognitive perceptual process as the human mind attempts to correctly segregate and organize sound objects. As the piece unfolds it reveals topologically transformed sonic morphologies which trigger hallucinatory reactions through a succinct succession of auditory cues. Frye's sound pieces emerge as an artistic expression of novelty and freedom, which, by Georg Cantor’s popular quote, is indeed the essence of mathematics. 
- Andrei Rodin

Total Running Time: 24:08

Written and produced by Eric Frye.
Design by Jeff Witscher.
Text Objects Without Structure by Andrei Rodin.

Recorded at Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition.
Anechoic chamber recordings at Orfield Laboratories, Minneapolis.

Special thanks to Andrei Rodin, Sam Wolk, and David Berg for their invaluable contribution and important assistance.

Sincere appreciation to Jeff Witscher.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

New cd-rs

Two new cd-rs available below: 

Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan "Live at the Roxy" cd-r

Recorded March 14th, 2014. This stands as the duo's only live performance in three years time. It holds all new works from an, as yet, unrealized album.  Performed to an audience of ambivalent teenage girls with their boyfriends in tow.

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Luminous All Kudler "Salvia Dante" cd-r

The CD started off as trying to test the flexibility of some Super Collider code I had written as well as see how far I could get with some new code that was more in line with the general aesthetic idea I had for these recordings. Well, can I make music that sounds like this using this code which is not so good at, well, making this kind of music. I was happy with the results of two extended jams I recorded, but thought that they kind of dragged so I started splitting them up and moving them around. Since the release was going to be a CD-r I could make individual tracks that wouldn't all run together, like on record or tape, as well as focus a little more on specific digital sounds and more quiet sounds that get lost on aforementioned analog media. I got a little carried away with the fun of making tracks, so all the tracks ended up on the shorter side so I could slam more onto the disc. The softer, more spacious (not spacey!) approach I took on these recordings reminded me of field recordings and fun exercises with my mouth I had been recording on my phone so I put those in as a sort of pallet cleanser, but also to highlight the difference between the crackly softer noisier digital sounds recorded well, and the crackly softer noisier acoustic sounds recorded as poorly as possible. Non-pitched sounds take a lot of forms, noise takes a lot of forms. I didn't want to get harsh, but I wanted to check out some different noise and make some well defined improvisations at the same time. I used what I always use and what is at my disposal: Super Collider code I write, some recording software, my cell phone and my body. All these things that are all extremely interconnected and at this point part of the same organism that constitutes the person Ben Kudler, me.

I'm happy to talk more about specific coding practices and objects used for anyone interested,

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

die Reihe "From Minna"

die Reihe "From Minna"

New cd-r release on Salon. die Reihe's "From Minna" filters sonic tropes of dance music through the lens of post-Cagean structural logic. Previous releases on Ascetic House and Bánh Mì Verlag.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

New release "Samantha Vacation - CD-R" cd-r

New limited cd-r release:

Salon11: Samantha Vacation "CD-R"

Collected works from the past year exploring themes of rhythmic complexity using a vocabulary drawn from deep house & footwork.

previous release on L.I.E.S & please select correct shipping option below (prices include shipping + paypal fees)

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