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


verzcast #004 – with Claudia Molitor

This month, verz imprint’s Phil Maguire is joined by composer and sound artist Claudia Molitor, whose work investigates personal histories, technology, landscapes both physical and cultural, and the act of listening. Plus, a mix of quiet strings.

Tracklist

If, Bwana with/and/by Trio Scordatura – E (and sometimes why) (2012)
Phil Durrant/Thomas Lehn/Radu Malfatti – Beinhaltung I (1996)
Scott McLaughlin – Surfaces of Emergence (2014)
AMM – Aarhus Sequences 3 (1969)
Phill Niblock – Stosspeng I (2009)
Fennesz – Codeine (2002)
Okkyung Lee – One Hundred Years Old Rain (The Same River Twice) (2011)
Claudia Molitor – Sonorama (2015)
Claudia Molitor – The Singing Bridge (2016)
Includes:
AK/DK – Electricity
Stick in the Wheel – Sweet Thames Flow Softly
Claudia Molitor – TwoLO (2015)
Claudia Molitor – Remember Me… (2012)
Phil Maguire – Hydrophone recording (2014)

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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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