One of the current projects we’ve got running on the Bang the Bore forum is 12/12, in which twelve contributors each release music in an ultra-limited run of twelve copies which are distributed to the other people involved. We decided to make it a little more outward looking than that might imply by giving contributors the optional opportunity to feature their work here, on the blog. There’ll be a new 12/12 release each month for the next year, starting here with July 2012’s submission. Some will feature here, some won’t.
First up is my contribution, Gravity Well, which I’m making available here for streaming and download. It’s described in the notes on the CD inlay as “A composition involving two improvisations – one using feedback systems, the other interference – overlaid at three different sample rates. A noise gate was applied to one of the improvisations in post production.” There’s an ongoing discussion about this piece on our forum HERE. By the way, 12/12 is still open for contributors – click HERE if you want to take part.
In other news, Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes have made a pair of my recordings – The Darkness and the Light – available for free download via their Compost and Height blog. They document some of my wanderings through Leeds’ underground spaces at unsociable hours, inspired in part by the multiple visits I made to such locations to record modulated sine waves for Bang the Bore’s Twelve Tapes collaborative composition. Hope you enjoy them.
Without further ado, here’s Gravity Well…