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Dead Hand (album) Full length release on Darker Days Ahead records from Minnesota USA.

BRADBURN, John (2012) Dead Hand (album) Full length release on Darker Days Ahead records from Minnesota USA. [Composition]

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My research work focuses on notions of experiential communication that attempts to go beyond culturally constructed systems of knowledge. My electroacoustic work utilises notions of embodied decay to produce ephemeral and improvisatory sonic experiences. Is it possible to understand experientially beyond systems of knowledge such as writing, the novel form or notated western musical composition? This work is a collection of experiments that attempt to address this question. These musical compositions are the edited fragments of live, improvised performances. They attempt to create a physical sonic experience that can generate a resonant mental experience. Wherever possible they shy away from compositional tools of key, order or rhythm. Most of these recordings are recoveries from audiotapes used in live performance. The processes involved include the continual re-recording and slowing down of audio through analogue tape which inevitably decays and leads to chance copy errors. This allows the audio tape to shift from being medium of representation to being a sonic embodiment in and of itself. Such events and process happened live in front of an audience where the varying sound sources allowed for acoustic convergences wherein ephemeral sonic affinities and resonances could be experienced. Placing such live, improvisatory work on an album represents an experiment in itself in terms of considering to what extent a recording can evoke the experience of live events.

http://darkerdaysahead.bandcamp.com/album/dead-hand

Item Type: Composition
Subjects: W300 Music
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Film, Sound and Vision
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Depositing User: John BRADBURN
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 11:14
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2013 12:11
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1087

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