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|avatar (canada) #avtr 022 cd|
ohm editions (canada) #avtr 022 cd
“ohmix” compact disc
- ralf wehowsky - gesichte (8:31)
- martin tétreault - bloc de vitesse brune avec 2 trous (2:43)
- christian calon - aiguiser l'ouïe (7:45)
- terre thaemlitz - transit(ional edit) (9:00)
- john oswald - ohmigone (3:07)
- john oswald - ridge (4:03)
- diane labrosse - curieux mélange pour amateurs auditifs de la jeune radio (9:09)
- david kristian - ohmite (5:38)
- alexandre st-onge - i-i (9:52)
|2001 release ; reworkings of the ohm / avatar catalogue (specifically pieces by diane labrosse, pierre-andré arcand & christof migone) by ralf wehowsky, john oswald, martin tétreault, and others ...|
each respective composer / remixer brings their own aesthetic to the material in question ; ralf’s push-button musique concrète / plunderphonic take is especially nice, as are the kristian & tétreault pieces ...
comes in a two-way fold-out sleeve with tons of annotations (in french & english) ...
a work by:
to publicize the audio collection accumulated by ohm editions between 1993 and 1998, avatar asked eight composers to extract, transform and remix bits and entire pieces whatever way they wanted.
the result is obviously one of very different approaches and varied listening experiences. through ohmix, avatar, as the name of the centre indicates, metamorphoses, changes itself and rematerializes with new pieces. from ralf wehowsky to alexandre st-onge, each reading is a taking-aim, an angle of attack, a posture that comes across like a meeting, a rendezvous of sound. the interweavings are amplified sharings, interpretations enriched by the fine-tuning of each sound sensibility.
ohmix is a weaving of related but dispersed trends. for several years, a number of artists have been creating a new genre by using the sounds of other artists for their own creations and fishing from assorted discs to reconstruct them into a music that is unprecedented. ohmix sees itself as contributing to the history of avatar and of ohm editions.
ohmix was broadcast in november 2001 on the french-language radio service of the cbc, la chaîne culturelle, on le navire night, a program produced by hélène prévost.