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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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.

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.

http://www.benzuckersounds.com/

verzcast #003 – with Areal Cabado (podcast)

This month, Phil Maguire is joined by Areal Cabado, a duo from Buenos Aires specialising in improvised music. And a mix of lo-fi tape label music: collage, ambient, field recordings.

Tracklist:
Lathe W – NE Trethowan (2015)
Escape Hatch  – Carbon Copy (2017)
Die Neue IBM – Berliner Klassik 3 (2016)
Simon Wickham-Smith – Close (2015)
Elizabeth Veldon – From the Highest Point of the Park You Turn Right and Descend Into the Valley Once Filled by a Lake (2014)
Diurnal Burdens – Extinction (2017)
C. Reider – Chew Cinders 2 (2017)
Tomás Cabado – Mediantes (2015)
Areal Cabado – pliegue 03 (2016)
Areal Cabado – pliegue 01 (2016)
Areal Cabado + Vitale + Stepancic Gidron – @una.casa (2017)
Phil Maguire – Praia das Maças 01 (2017)

You can find music from the tape label mix on KVA, Falt, Midnight Circles, Invisible Cities Records, herlalen, and Tanuki Records.

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