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Jerman, Jeph

Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Jerman, Jeph: Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Tsss Tapes)

Two side-long compositions from audio explorer Jeph Jerman, assembled using recordings of objects including "mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio" plus field recordings made through the spring and summer of 2020 in and around Cottonwood, AZ, joined with audio contributions from Doug Theriault, Chris Reider, Julie Schubert, &c.
 

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Jeph Jerman-objects, recordings, editing

Doug Theriault-performer

Chris Reider-performer

Julie Schubert-performer


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Label: Tsss Tapes
Catalog ID: tst017
Squidco Product Code: 30210

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Italy
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded throughout the Spring and Summer of 2020, in and around Cottonwood, Arizona, by the artist.

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"Recorded throughout the spring and summer of 2020 in and around Cottonwood, AZ, utilizing mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio and the contribution of Doug Theriault, Chris Reider, Julie Schubert and a bunch of people I don't know. Assembled at Estudio Sonor, October 2020."-Tsss Tapes


Artist Biographies

"Jeph Jerman is a musician who began his musical career drumming and playing in bar bands. In the 1980s, he became aware of other sonic possibilities for his drum kit and started learning to improvise and record his own music. During this time Jerman was a frequent collaborator with other musicians who were also exploring improvisational techniques. In the mid-1980s, Jerman founded a cassette label for the distribution of music by himself and friends. The label released over 50 cassettes, several LPs, and a short-lived magazine.

After relocating from Colorado to Seattle, Jerman continued playing with local groups of improvisers and began giving solo performances where he improvised with mostly natural found objects, a practice he continues today. He founded the first animist orchestra dedicated to making larger scale works using natural object play. In 1999, Jerman moved to Cottonwood, AZ. He continues to investigate sound and recording in many forms including field recordings, the building of crude sound making devices, and the effects of age and other damage to analog tape. Jerman's 2014 Grants to Artists award funded recording and touring with Tim Barnes. Jerman continues to collaborate with Dave Knott in a band collectively known as The Yes, Well, and with Tim Barnes, with whom collaborated on an FCA-supported record released in 2015 (Erstwhile Records.) Other CDs and works are available on Anomalous Records, Semperflorens, and Trait Media Works."

-Foundation for Contemporary Arts (http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/recipients/jeph-jerman)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Simple 15:03

SIDE B



1. Compound 15:00

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