8 Breaths Of Different Lengths

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Published on: 6 July 2012

Non si cerca la varietà in un brano di Steve Roden.

Anche artista visuale, pittore, scultore, creatore di installazioni, Roden è stato fra i primi esponenti del movimento lowercase, una forma estrema di minimalismo ambientale in cui suoni molto flebili si alternano a lunghi silenzio, Roden si è poi evoluto in uno stile sonoro più continuo, fatto di un drone sottile, quasi granulare, composito, irregolare ma di vasto respiro.

Come in questo 8 Breaths Of Different Lengths, tratto da Three Roots Carved To Look Like Stones edito dalla netlabel francese Sonoris nel 2003.

Ascoltatelo nel silenzio. Non alzate il volume. Note di programma (all’intero disco):

this work was originally an installation presented at inmo gallery, in chinatown/los angeles, december 2000. the work was created using 3 objects purchased at chinatown giftshops: a toy wooden flute, a small aluminum wind chime, a small paper accordion. each track was created using one of these objects as the only sound source. some of the sounds have been processed electronically. the installation was created in response to: the generic sounding ‘muzak’ playing in most of the public spaces of chinatown; the private landscape of chinatown lingering unnoticed in alleys and second floor windows; and, a book on the history of chinese philosopher’s stones. the audio was installed in front of a large picture window facing the chinatown pedestrian area.

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