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ARTIST
TITLE
Memory Like Water
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
XI 131CD XI 131CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/24/2006

"The six (or seven) pieces on these CDs document live performance works which span 1996 to the present. Most of the solo pieces are structured improvisations, in that they have a broad form which is repeated from performance to performance while the detail is always quite different. Conceived as two halves of a single piece, 'Resonate (noise)' and 'Resonate (tones)' seamlessly crossfade from one to the other. Both are sustained-sound pieces, the first exploring noise textures, the second exploring dense, quasi-orchestral harmonic territory. The three works entitled Kash are all related in that they employ the same original software instrument (of that name) initially developed in 2001 and still in use today. This software enables me to interact with live performers (or other sound sources) in fluid and lively improvisational situations, accumulating and processing fragments of low-level sounds (the 'spaces between the notes'). 'Kash (vln)' is a collaborative improvisation between myself and violinist Jane Henry. 'Sprawl (western magnetics)' is a document of a live solo performance. 'Transform' is a manipulation of a live radio signal, tuned to any music station; the frequency content of the source radio program is brought out by a series of tunable delays which create strong harmonic resonances."