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Sketch 0513a by spiralcage

After a period of inactivity in my own music making I’ve recently embarked on a new major project. This project involves the use of a type of score I’ve been working on that is meant to work in concert with a live electronics setup. Accepting the notion that a live electronics (or Network Instrument) setup is in and of itself a kind of score, this score is meant to work in collaboration with such a score. Thus the score is a priori incomplete – it requires the corresponding live electronics setup(s).  These I’ve been exploring and as I’ve been recording at least some of these explorations I’ve isolated several extracts that I’ve come to think of as sketches.

Sketch 0513c by spiralcage

These sketches aren’t necessarily representative of the work in progress but are simply explorations of aspects of a particular Network Instrument configuration. The focus has primarily been on material – can this setup generate sounds that fit the overall project and is able to contribute to the form and structure of the piece.  This project, of which I intend to document as it develops, is ambitious and complex in scope and will require it’s components to reflect that. While each individual sketch may seem somewhat limited in scope they are merely meant as an exploration of sometimes just an aspect of a particular configuration.  While they are more focused on sound than structure there is some attention paid to form and the selected extracts are meant to reflect that. They are also short since they are after all, sketches.

Eleven Clouds

Eleven Clouds

(01) I’m not completing any thoughts. (January 2010, 3″ cd-r.)
(02) Skipping Stones (February 2010, 33’33” cd-r. )
(03) Vertical Landscapes 1-5/aeolian electrics (March 2010, Painting with 2×5″ cd-r. )
(04) Mid-Spring (rock, breath, 12kHz) (April 2010, 3″ cd-r.)
(05) An delay (May 2010, 2×3″ cd-r. )
(06) 100 Black Kites (June 2010, box of assorted items. 4×3″ cd-r.)
(07) A Closed Letter (July 2010, 3″ cd-r.)
(08) 47° 32′ 25.80″ N / 121° 54′ 32.0″ W (August 2010, micro-c60. )
(09) Fugue State (September 2010, 5″cd-r.)
(10) Sometimes the rain is hard to see (9 haiku) (October 2010, mini-cd-r.)
(11) …and yet (November 2010.)

Pictured above is the complete Eleven Clouds. A confession: throughout the course of the project, even as limited as each release was, one copy was held back for the archive” . Said archive is pictured above. This was done with the intention that this archive would end up in the hands of a single individual, so there would be one person, beyond the artist, with all of the releases” . It has been decided that the complete”  Eleven Clouds Archive will be sent to a randomly selected individual who has inquired after the final Eleven Clouds release …and yet. That release, as stated in the press release, is available to any who ask and from that list a single person shall be selected to receive not only …and yet but the entire Eleven Clouds Archive“¡ .

As of the writing of this post there are still copies of …and yet available. So strike while the iron is hot! However all people who inquire after this release, including those that exceed the number of available copies will be entered in the drawing for the complete archive. So there is absolutely no reason not to take the plunge. This offer is open to anyone worldwide with no restrictions including previous recipients of other Eleven Clouds releases“¡ .

Send your inquires to: mgmt AT hollowearthrecordings DOT com


”  Caveats
1) Of course there is only one real copy of 100 Black Clouds, a unique puzzle box filled with undisclosed objects. However this archive includes the music, presented in the same four disc format of the original release. It has been housed in a vinyl pocket with a photo of the original release
2) Likewise 47° 32′ 25.80″ N / 121° 54′ 32.0″ W really only exists as a micro-cassette buried on a riverbank (perhaps) in the Cascade Foothills. In this case the archive contains the simultaneous recording that was made with a voice recorder. Again a custom sleeve was generated with the promotional artwork.
3) The pictured Vertical Landscape is not the one included in the archive. The archive version is Vertical Landscapes 1 which had been wrapped up securely in brown paper for its journey to the east and was not unwrapped for this photo.

“¡ Additional Caveats
A list has been kept of who has received which release for the entire project. If the winner of the archive has previously acquired Eleven Clouds releases said releases will be excluded from the archive as sent to them. These releases will be randomly sent to other recipients of …and yet who of course also do not already own said release.

As always feel free to contact us at mgmt AT hollowearthrecordings DOT com

Fugue State discs front

Fugue State discs all ready to be mailed out.  Some updates to the acquisition procedure are outlined in this post on i hate music.

Eleven Clouds
April

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Mid-Spring (rock, breath, 12kHz)


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mgmt AT hollowearthrecordings DOT com.

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