Label: Tone List
Shame File Musicと同じくオーストラリアの重要な実験系レーベルの一つであり、主にコンテンポラリー & サウンドアート系を得意とするTone List。本作はEdition Wandelweiserの中心人物にしてAnother Timbreからの諸作でも有名な激ハードコア作曲家Antoine Beugerのボックスもの。エレクトロニクス & ギターを使った3時間に及ぶ長編の一部であり、その演奏内容は全く色の無い虚無音響の点描的連なり。やっぱりこの人物の世界観はヤバい。数種のアートワークカード、エッセイによるブックレットがA5サイズのボックスに収められています。
The first performance by Josten Myburgh of Antoine Beuger's 2007 work 'un lieu pour être deux' was with guitarist and electronic musician Andre O Möller at Klangraum Festival in Düsseldorf, as part of a performance which spanned all fifty pages of the work and which lasted upwards of three hours. Josten found the rich experience of playing the piece captivating and has endeavoured to perform it and share it in other ways many times since this first encounter.
This particular recording with Jameson Feakes spans about twenty-or-so pages of the piece. It was made in Josten's home at the time, as part of the 'places to be two' project, where numerous performances of this work were being made around Perth in 2017 as part of a process of 'handing down' and sharing the experience of playing it with many different duos.
Jameson Feakes & Josten Myburgh frequently collaborate together in a myriad of settings; their work as a duo explores the music of Wandelweiser composers and of other composers whose music creates similar listening situations. This piece in particular makes a compelling statement about 'being two', and about the musical duo: whilst its surface may seem relatively austere at first, being present with the work (through listening or performing) reveals its subdued intensity and the complexity of experience it creates for the performers, for 'the two'. It seems fitting for Feakes & Myburgh's first duo release (of surely more to come) to begin here, at some kind of investigation of the potential of 'being two' itself.
It is suggested that you play this recording at a volume level that blends in with/is absorbed into one's environment, rather than dominating it.
Artwork for the release has been provided by Lauren Salt (of Volim) who has created works in response to the experience of listening to the work. The physical release of the album comes in a box roughly A5-sized, featuring art prints by Salt and texts by the performers.
Please note: Bandcamp does not accommodate large file uploads, so the recording has been cut in half exactly.
This album was made on Whadjuk Noongar land.