I think only now the passing of the M N M L • • • • T C H N O thread has really hit me... why do the good die so young!
at least the grieving process will be softened by a vacation in Big Sur... so I probably won't be around these parts for a week or so. in the meantime... I wish I could tell you two trouble-makers and the crazies over at SFRP to chill with the posting, go outside, throw a frisbee around, key a few Hummers, so that my DL pile is not TOO outrageously overwhelming upon return... but you know as well as I do that that's not gonna happen. so... carry on...
and if I don't ever come back, you will know that the combination of foggy, winding cliff-side roads and coconut flavored Caribbean Rum got the better of me... and that my end was met gloriously, in the arms of beautiful music and women.
live, listen, and prosper.
cheers! - zhao
P.S. 2 gifts before take off:
I can't even begin to explain how much I love these recordings... it's a case of sound art becoming much more than mere "interesting", but sustaining, and sustained, nourishment for the passage of time.
as far as I know these are not available anywhere... visit http://www.inbetweennoise.com for more information.
Steve Roden - Light Forms
"both tracks use the electronically transformed sounds of lightbulbs being handled and were inspired by the bell ringing scores of jasper snowdon, the theme of 'light' for a performance evening at the stadtgalerie saarbrucken, and the singuhr - hoergalerie in parocial exhibition space (a church) in berlin. track 1 is a studio version of the concert piece for saarbrucken, and track two is the soundtrack for the berlin installation."
Truth Is The Bell (Saarbrucken)
Bell Is The Truth (Berlin)
Steve Roden - Winter Couplet
"winter couplet was created for the 2002 la freewaves festival in los angeles. the sound composition was made using the sounds of two tea cups; and was played through 8 speakers connected to cardboard tubes. the tubes acted as resonators and were inspired by the work of architect shigeru ban."