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Maguire, Phil / Tim Olive: Invoer (845 Audio)

Stymied by Covid-19, the planned May 2020 tour of sound artists Tim Olive and Phil Maguire was cancelled, motivating each to create four 10-minute solo pieces which were then overlayed to create four "distant duo" pieces, merging Olive's textured home-made electronics and Maguire's reductive approach to audio simplicity and spare sonic environments.
 

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Phil Maguire-synthesizer, computer

Tim Olive-magnetic pickups, electronics


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Label: 845 Audio
Catalog ID: 845-15
Squidco Product Code: 29704

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Japan
Packaging: Letterpress Recycled Chipboard Package
Recorded in London UK, and Kobe, Japan, in the Summer of 2020.

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"Tim Olive's planned May 2020 tour of the UK, which was to include a number of performances with Phil Maguire, was cancelled due to Covid-19, so here they present the recorded results of a long-distance meld. The two agreed to record a number of 10-minute solo pieces with no discussion of anything other than length. These solo pieces were overlaid, minimally edited, and mixed to create the four "distant duo" pieces which comprise this release, the first collaboration between London-based Scot Phil Maguire and Kobe-based Canadian Tim Olive."-845 Audio



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Phil Maguire: "I'm an experimental musician/improviser/sound artist making reductive music that explores emptiness and malfunction. Simplicity is at the core of my work. I use cheap electronics, open source software, synthesis, and obsolete audio equipment to create sparse sonic environments for personal reflection. These are often very quiet; very loud; loud made quiet; quiet made loud.

This work extends into composed instrumental music, via short text scores and instructions. These works have been performed by the likes of Garth Knox, Juice Vocal Ensemble, and Mark Sanders.

I improvise with cheap electronics, using the same emptiness to create charged interactions with other musicians and audiences. I perform solo, and in groups, with musicians including Phil Durrant, Eleanor Cully, and James L. Malone.

I run verz, a label and series presenting quiet music and sound art."

-British Music Collection (https://philmaguire.com/)
5/15/2024

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"The music of Tim Olive arises from collaboration with fellow musicians/sound artists, collaboration with physical and temporal setting, and collaboration with those involved in the act of listening. Using simple materials (magnetic pickups, steel strings, tuning forks, metal strips, hand-wound motor mechanisms, magnetic tape, dental floss and analog electronics), Olive's work examines presence and the present, the interplay of the human with material/time/space, and the uniqueness, intensity and unrepeatability that lives in each performing and/or recording situation.

He is interested in music as a social activity, as a way of creating community, a way of countering the forces which lead to an increasing atomization of contemporary life; music as a felt experience rather than as a concept or a theory.

A Canadian residing in Kobe, Japan, Olive has released music on Japanese, European and North American labels, with Jeff Allport, Cristian Alvear, Pascal Battus, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Samuel Dunscombe, Nick Hoffman, Anne-F Jacques, Jin Sangtae, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Francisco Meirino, Katsura Mouri, Takuji Naka, Makoto Oshiro and Ben Owen.

Olive has performed/recorded in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, with the recording collaborators listed above, as well as with Akiyama Tetuzi, Maria Chavez, Che Chen, Kelly Churko, crys cole, Joe Foster, Haco, Hong Chulki, Bonnie Jones, Richard Kamerman, Kostis Kilymis, Siew-Wai Kok, Madoka Kouno, Tomasz Krakowiak, Fangyi Liu, James Rushford, Carl Stone, Fritz Welch, Nate Wooley, Jared Xu and Yan Jun.

In addition to organizing events in Japan, Olive runs the label 845 Audio."

-Tim Olive 5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Invoer 1 9:45

2. Invoer 2 8:46

3. Invoer 3 10:09

4. Invoer 4 10:10

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