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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verzcast #002 – with Ben Zucker

This month on verzcast, American composer Ben Zucker discusses his work and upcoming album of composed and improvised vocal works, to be released on verz imprint later in 2017. Also, mixes of tracks from Touch, and sound artists from Japan.


Tracklist:

Philip Jeck – Chime Again (2008)
Biosphere – fluviamorfologi (2006)
Oren Ambarchi – Highway of Diamonds (2005)
Chris Watson – Oceanus Pacificus 3m (2007)
Ryoko Akama & Bruno Duplant – immobilité 02 – meme place (2015)
Masayuki Imanishi – Clips – Side B (2017)
Ryoji Ikeda – untitled #25 (2006)
Hiroki Sasajima – into the nothings (2010)
Ben Zucker – KIMA
Ben Zucker – Threshold (2013-6)
Ben Zucker – Neither/N/Nor/N (2016)
Ben Zucker – O Ur Gab (2016)
Ben Zucker – Confluere Part I (2015)
Phil Maguire – Amsterdam field recording (2016)

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