Label: Astral Spirits
1966年ニュージャージー州生まれ、初期はビバップ及びジャズシーンで活動、徐々にモートン・フェルドマン等に影響されその活動形態を大きく変えていった音楽家Rob Mazurek。主に実験的ジャズ、インプロヴィゼーションをリリースしているAstral Spiritsのラインナップとしてはとても珍しい、こちらは自身で撮影したフランスの"フォントヴロー修道院"のビデオ映像をもとに制作した電子音楽作品。作品を制作する際既にビデオは殆ど壊れていた状態だったらしく、そこからスキップする映像を拾い集めサウンドマテリアルとして使用。試聴の通りバッツバツに途切れた情景、エラーノイズが紡がれたカオスなコラージュ・エレクトロニクスとして仕上げられています。大推薦。
Love Waves Ecstatic Charge uses visual material to construct sonic architecture. The visuals are one hundred and six still images taken from an experimental video which was initially shot when Mazurek was in residency at Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud, France, 2005. Upon his return from the residency he discovered the camera broken and barely operational other than the fact of being able to extract frame by frame 106 distorted still images and fragmented skipping sound that would on occasion burst through. This material sat untouched for numerous years until recently, whereupon a reinvestigation of the material had such a depth of feeling to it that he used these images and sound to start to construct sonic pieces based on color shifts, granulation, bursts, shape, distortion, textrue and finally text. The text is an affirmation of Life and Breathing, Love and Ecstatic Charge, the constant shifts that occur in daily life creating Waves of Joy and Sorrow and everything in between. Other Sound was eventually collected from various sources, specifically in and around Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth house in Plano, IL and processed through modular synth and computer. Some of this sound can be heard inside the film he made in collaboration with filmmaker Lee Ann Schmitt titled: The Farnsworth Scores.
"I have been making electronic music since the mid 90's as a way of challenging my own way of composing and hearing and seeing and by intense experimentation, to move closer to an all enveloping resonance that has been just out of reach ... but there! ... and over time have created some kind of vocabulary that I hope at the very least is "interesting" at the very most "shattering" In the most cathartic of ways." - Rob Mazurek