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.
Phil Durrant & Phil Maguire
Onin (James L. Malone/Joe Wright) release their debut album today. Buy a CD or download for free. Launched tonight (28/6) at IKLECTIK in Lambeth North. 8pm.
(quiet) and QUIET
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.
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)
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.
Anne La Berge joins Phil Maguire to discuss her work and thoughts on ‘quiet’ in contemporary music. Also, a mix of quiet music.
Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M – Filament 1-7 (1998)
Thomas Rohrer & Philip Somervell – 7’28” (2016)
Tony Whitehead – Fluid (excerpt) (2014)
Onin – GdBdP (2017)
Eleanor Cully – the smallest place i tried to record was the inside of a shell (2017)
Anne La Berge – Brokenheart (2008)
Anne La Berge – Away (2008)
Anne La Berge – 800 Speakers (2001-2010)
Shackle – Graunch (2012)
Anne La Berge – TOO (2013)
Anne La Berge & Trio Scordatura – Lumps (2011)
Anne La Berge – ur_DU (2008)
Shackle – Zipper (2012)
Anne La Berge & Joe Williamson – The Hum (2016)
Anne La Berge – Drive (2003-9)