new to stock as of
april 11th, 2014
|future audio graphics (usa) #fag 002 lp|
blood wedding / timothy morton / marlo pascual “a survey of locked modes” long playing record
|future audio graphics press release ::|
|release date: march 14th, 2014|
blood wedding/ timothy morton/marlo pascual
a survey of locked modes lp (fag 002)
future audio graphics
future audio graphics is pleased to announce a survey of locked modes, the debut from san francisco, california’s blood wedding. a survey of locked modes is a collaboration between blood wedding, object-oriented ontologist timothy morton, and visual artist marlo pascual.
- format: full-color gatefold lp, limited to 350 copies for export
- recorded live in paul drescher’s rehearsalspace, west oakland, ca
- blood wedding includes chuck johnson, whose crows in the basilica (three lobed) appeared on many 2013 year-end lists. johnson has released records on tompkins square, amish and strange attractors audio
- includes my dead push up the grass, silently turning to dust, an original text by timothy morton
blood wedding has described these recordings as sonifying what morton defines as the hyperobject, objects and forms so massively distributed in time and space that they transcend categories and localization. for morton, nature is no arbitrary or anthropomorphic signifier and artistic representations of the environment should offer sites for opening ideas about nature to new possibilities. blood wedding’s recording evokes the hyperobject in a number of ways: in its slowly evolving minimalism; its use of just intonation and the harmonic series; and its “locking in” of pure intervals that provide subtle beating and pulses. but the recordings also suggest contrapuntal and phantom sounds that emerge from near misses in the execution of the pure interval and these sounds owe as much to the performance space as to the human ear. similarly, within pascual’s work, objects and images appear to seek potential corollaries in unusual juxtapositions of the organic and the inorganic, the living and the non-living, the two-dimensional and the sculptural. rather than seeing these forms as binaries, however, pascual concretizes what blood wedding amplifies in their sound, the suggestion that there may be another form behind or within the image/noise. for blood wedding, this assumes the form of a distressed shape emerging from over-amplified circuits feeding back, devouring the sound in space, and taking life in the physics of electricity, in resonance, and acoustics that point to another level that’s just on the edge of becoming.
blood wedding is danishta rivero and chuck johnson. rivero is a graduate of mills college music program, and is now a musician and sound artist based in san francisco. she works primarily as a vocalist and also performs on the hydrophonium, a water-based electro- acoustic percussion instrument she created in 2009. johnson is also a graduate of mills college music program, and is now a composer and musician residing in oakland, ca. having toured internationally, johnson’s most recent work investigates american primitive guitar, though his larger compositional interests over the last twenty years reference minimalism, power electronics, and world music. timothy morton is professor and rita shea guffey chair in english at rice university, author of the ecological thought (harvard univ press, 2010) and, most recently, hyperobjects: philosophy and ecology after the end of the world (univ of minnesota press, 2013). marlo pascual has exhibited internationally, most notably at the aspen art museum, the swiss institute, and the international center of photography.
|future audio graphics is a project dedicated to supporting collaborations among composers, sound and visual artists and critical, literary and art theorists and historians. previous releases include collaborations between ben vida, visual artist meredyth sparks, and artist and curator anthony elms (fag 001). forthcoming releases include sébastien roux, sol lewitt and artist and writer seth cluett (fag 003).|