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.

verzcast #008 – Final Episode

The final verzcast presents a special mix of quiet music. Five uninterrupted pieces to conclude the series.

Stefan Thut – performance notes (2017)
Phil Julian – Cardinal (2017)
Megan Steinberg – Conversations with Tadao Ando (2017)
Phill Niblock – P K & S L S (1990)
Phil Maguire – Empty Damage 2 (2017)

verzcast #007 – verznights/12 months of verz special

This month, to celebrate 1 year of the verz project, Phil Maguire presents a mix of highlights from the first three verznights live editions.

Including music by Phil Durrant, Onin, Eleanor Cully & Phil Maguire, Rie Nakajima & David Bloor, and more.

verzcast #005 – with Chemiefaserwerk

This month, Phil Maguire some highlights from the verz imprint catalogue, and some previews of artists releasing on verz in the coming months.
The featured artist this month is Chemiefaserwerk, A.K.A. Christian Schieffner, a tape collage artist based in Marseille. verzcast 005 presents a mix from Chemiefaserwerk’s extensive catalogue.

Philip Sulidae – Shadow Suburbs (2012)
Onin – Tsingy (2017)
Net – The Same Abyss (2017)
Phil Maguire – there will be no miracles here. (2016-7)
Ben Zucker – the mouth is the beginning (2017)
Ryoko Akama – zowa zowa (2014)

Chemiefaserwerk – Idatec Side A (2016)
Chemiefaserwerk – Idatec Side B (2016)
Chemiefaserwerk – Moon Palace Side A (2017)
Chemiefaserwerk – Kopfbild Default (2017)
Chemiefaserwerk – Zerbrechliche Commons (2017)
Chemiefaserwerk – Kopfbild Default (2017)
Chemiefaserwerk – Untitled 3 (2016)
Chemiefaserwerk – Untitled 4 (2016)
Chemiefaserwerk – In Falschen Film (2016)

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.

verzcast #006 – with John Macedo

This month on verzcast, I am joined by sound artist and filmmaker John Macedo, discussing live electronic performance, quiet, and analogue synthesis. Plus, a mix of field recordings and musique concréte. Tune in to Resonance Extra (DAB Brighton & Hove, online everywhere) on October 1st at 6.30pm GMT

Tracklist
C. Reider – tape loops (2015)
Billy Gomberg – 8.41 (2017)
Lucia H Chung – R (2011)
Embla Quickbeam – Sand (2017)
Giovanni Lami – Hysteresis III (2017)
Chris Lynn – A Factory Close to the Yangtze River (2015)
John Macedo & Phil Julian – Once More, With Feeling (2016)
John Macedo – The Intimate Sound System (2014)
John Macedo – Live at verznights 003 (2017)
John Macedo – Clinical White (2010)

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