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"In working with sound, video, and installation, Richard Garet has made an artform of interference. In previous work, he's employed photosensors to control a particular audio signal through the erratic nature of a violently pulsing abstract film. He's flooded a performance space with fog to disperse multi-channel video work into an ephemeral yet sculptural mass, accompanied by an equally diffused sound design. And here on
, Garet continues his ongoing research with electromagnetic disturbances through radio. Garet treats the radio process of transmission and reception as a routing system for the audio signal, all the while deliberately agitating and distressing the nodes that direct the course of that signal. For example, an electrical motor might be situated near a radio's antenna disrupting its ability to properly receive a transmission that Garet is broadcasting from nearby. Through the controlled use of electro-acoustic techniques (some rough and volatile, some refined and delicate), he organizes the signal distortion, the crackling static, and the ever-present tendencies for feedback into swarms of chiming resonance, electrically sourced harmonics, tactile bricolage, and impressionist din. As much as Garet's process pushes the interaction of sound and electricity to the brink of self-immolation,
balances his crunched textures with extended passages of radiant blooms of blurry noise and drone, finding common ground between the glassine density from Rhys Chatham and the splintered excursions of Kevin Drumm."
"My work over the last several years has focused on the investigation of aural phenomena, environment, spatial listening, structure, natural and evolving processes, function, possibilities, and materiality. My interests have led me to explore acoustics, psychoacoustics, binaural beats (brainwaves), and diverse methods of recording sound, and the application of systems and strategies, which have served as the fundamental departure towards achieving my work."
-- Richard Garet
is comprised of what are among Richard's best compositions from four different years: 'Imaginative Elements' (2004), 'From Modified Tapes' (2005), 'Sceneries' (2006), and 'Nocturne' (2009). Four previously unreleased works that place the mind's eye inside malleable forms and blurred locations. As is the tendency of a/O to often draw comparisons to the world of cinema, this release at times recalls the well known scene in Michelangelo Antonioni's
where actress Monica Vitti watches as her friends slowly fade into the hazy distance without anyone actually moving. While this connection was not intentional on the part of Richard, it is quite pertinent to a/O since he is to have a track featured as part of the CD project entitled,
Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy & Epilogue
, which casts a conceptual lens on Antonioni's 'tetralogy' of films which includes
. It was partially because of hearing the works later featured on
(among other works) that Richard was invited to participate in the project."
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