PRICE: $17.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Sound Works 1982-1987
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FV 052CD FV 052CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/28/2008

"Jed Speare is a crossover artist who has been working in sound, video, and performance for over thirty years. Sound Works 1982-1987 reflects his investigation and uniquely expressive practice of musique concrete-like analog sound/field recording, editing, combining and mixing during that era. He is the creator of the Smithsonian Folkways LP Cable Car Soundscapes (1982), a project that begins as a sound documentary and ends as a tape composition based on cable car sounds. In the early '80s, he recorded with the San Francisco groups, Research Library (appearing with and solo on the legendary Red Spot compilation LP; Subterranean Records), Ultrasheen (7" EP; Subterranean), and Appliances. This 2CD collects five of Speare's long-form compositions for the first time. Splicing together sources into towering movements used for stage and screen, these two hours of music take you to the heart of sound where nothing can own you. A 12-page booklet features an introduction by video artist and writer George Quasha, Speare's detailed notes on each piece, rare photographs and score reproductions. Remastered by Bhob Rainey (nmperign)."