VI007 – Ryoko Akama ‘dear martin’

UK based Japanese sound artist Ryoko Akama realises While Listening, by Japan based British sound artist Thomas Martin Nutt. Perceptions converge, sounding objects crossfading passing cars and sounds of the outdoors.

“This is a collection of words and phrases that have become important to me as a direct result of engaging in the writing and actualising of text scores. The scores focus on the process of engagement with learning another language, divorcing sound from meaning and meaning from sound.” – Thomas Martin Nutt

Available on C60 cassette (edition of 40) and download.

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VI006: Net ‘The Old Earth’ – Pre-orders open


The Old Earth
by Anglo-Finnish sound artist Net (NE Trethowan) is available for pre-order. Analogue synthesis textures via entomological field recordings. Ethics of Autoplay. The Time Machine. Outdoor listening.
Edition of 25 professionally duplicated C47 cassettes, and digital.

verznights #003 – 2nd September

verz imprint returns to Hundred Years Gallery for edition #003 of verznights, presenting music and sound art works across the space, and the street outside.

Two duos and a solo:
Eleanor Cully & Phil Maguire
John Macedo
Rie Nakajima & David Bloor

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Eleanor Cully & Phil Maguire
Performing as a duo for the first time, Maguire & Cully present a collage of instrumental, enrivonmental, and found sounds from cassettes

John Macedo
Live electronics


Rie Nakajima & David Bloor
Performing as a duo for the first time, Nakajima & Bloor bring their enchanting practices with objects & electronics to the outside space of the gallery. Crepuscular improvised sound art


VI005 – Ben Zucker – ‘o ur gab’

Ben Zucker’s new album o ur gab is available now. Drawing upon experience as a choral and improvisational singer, o ur gab is less a solo vocal album than an album of mouth music.
At the center of o ur gab is neither/n/nor/n, an un-spoken word piece drawing upon texts related to linguistic meaning only to remove all such content. First premiered as part of the Weisslich concert series in London, and presented in a studio multitrack here, the piece renders texts by Roland Barthes and Kenneth Goldsmith as wispy chorales of unvoiced consonants. Surrounding it are a pair of extended works made of multitracked and rearranged improvisations.

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Onin – ‘Errery’ Pre-orders open

Onin release their debut album Errery on verz imprint on June 28. The album launches at verznights #002, at i’Klectik, Waterloo.

James L. Malone – Guitar
Joe Wright – Saxophone & Dynamic Feedback

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Ed Pettersen
Design & Photographs by Phil Maguire

Pre-order the CD here.

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