Iterations

by Matthew D. Gantt

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    2x Cassette Box, Miniaturized study score, Liner Notes and individualized packaging. Numbered edition of 50.

    Includes digital pre-order of Iterations. You get 5 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases October 20, 2016
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  • Pre-order of Iterations. You get 5 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases October 20, 2016

     $15 USD

     

1.
06:54
2.
03:42
3.
4.
20:02
5.
Trace _2
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7.
Assemblage 2 - Siv Brun Lie
8.
Assemblage 3 - Dave Ruder
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Assemblage 4 - Maciej Lewandowski
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Assemblage 5 - Sam Morrison
11.
Assemblage 6 - Cesspool
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Assemblage 7 - Carl Stevens
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Assemblage 8 - Mike Nigro
14.
Assemblage 9 - Konrad Kamm
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Assemblage 10 - Ivonne Paredes
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Assemblage 11 - Channeling
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Assemblage 12 - Jonathan Zorn
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Assemblage 13 - Brian McCorkle
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Assemblage 14 - Gelsey Bell
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Assemblage 15 - Gocha Tsinadze
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Assemblage 16 - (?)
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Assemblage 17 - (?)
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Assemblage 18 - (?)
24.
Assekbpage 19 - Will Halcomb

about

Digital archive of an ongoing project. Every physical cassette produced as part of Iterations has been hand dubbed with recordings unique to each tape. This online representation contains a snapshot of materials from the work as a whole.

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Iterations is a study of media production in the age of digital plasticity. Containing three interrelated works, Iterations hopes to explore methodologies for the creation of new media artifacts that function as both infinitely reproducible objects and procedurally unique content.

Utilizing the production of a cassette album as a conceptual frame, the works contained within Iterations navigate the different manifestations of recorded media as the confluence of event, artifact and documentation.

Each recorded work is intended to carry a unique trace of the enactment of a theoretically infinite process, while additionally positing an environment in which form and content are flattened, as each object produced accrues meaning in relationship to its mode of production, documentation and dissemination.

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ETUDES - Three selected archival recordings of guitar improvisation, subsequently transcribed and arranged. These serve as a portrait of the composer as musician before falling off the conceptual deep end, and function as source material for the following tape sides.

TRACE 1_2 - Two cassette-length snapshots of a semi- generative process: The previous recordings from Etudes are analyzed in real time and routed as control voltage through a series of randomized systems constructed with Eurorack synthesizer. These systems serve to trace the contours of the previous piece, offering a procedural abstraction of physical gesture. This process has been repeated in full for each version of Iterations, resulting in a unique realization of the piece inscribed on every tape. For playback, both sides containing Trace should be activated simultaneously on two tape decks with stereo sound, yielding a four-channel listening environment.

ASSEMBLAGE - A recording of the second movement of an open instrumentation piece. A functional, miniaturized study score is included in the physical liner notes. Each cassette copy of Iterations contains an individual rendition of the piece, created as the result of an open call for realizations.

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releases October 20, 2016

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