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Neuman-Hammond, Eli: Carnival's Quarrel With Lent (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Two renditions of two sound works from Massachusetts composer currently based in NYC, Eli Neuman-Hammond, both pieces using slide whistles in scores for multiple performers, captured in the open air in Ridgewood, NY, Washington Square Park, and in Marblehead, MA, each performance a minimal configuration that varies the fingerings or breathwork of the performers.
 

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Eli Neuman-Hammond-composer, slide whistle

Ella Heron-slide whistle

Sophia O'Brien-Udry-slide whistle

Story Ponvert-slide whistle

Matthew Tuggle-slide whistle


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UPC: 4011778039488

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 2111
Squidco Product Code: 30669

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded in NYC, and Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 2020 and 2021.

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""Glissando I" And "Glissando II" are two realizations of the same score. "Glissando I" was performed on a street corner in Ridgewood, New York, in june 2020. "Glissando II" was performed in Washington Square Park in November 2020.

In July 2020 i recorded "Quintet I" in Marblehead, Massachusetts. "Quintet II" shares this piece's fingerwork, but calls for different breathwork. It was realized with Ella Heron, Sophia O'brien-Udry, Story Ponvert, and Matthew Tuggle in February 2021, near the same corner in Ridgewood where i recorded "Glissando I." This joyful, friendly occasion was the keystone of the record sliding quietly into place."-Eli Neuman-Hammond


Artist Biographies

"Eli Neuman-Hammond is a composer from Marblehead, Massachusetts based in New York City. He often works with microphones and other resonant membranes to examine social spaces and activities. He has a recent release on Seattle's and/OAR imprint."

-Non-Event (https://nonevent.bandcamp.com/album/sanded-recording-of-a-decade)
5/15/2024

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Ella Heron: electrons, airwaves, and soil. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"I am a sound artist, educator, aspiring agrarian, and fullstack software engineer. After graduating magna cum laude from the CUNY Baccalaureate program with a B.S. in Sound Studies, I completed an apprenticeship in regenerative agriculture through the Savanna Institute, and moved to Philly to continue deepening my relationship to the urban environment. I see software development as an extension of this work, allowing me to support the initiatives that I care about, whether that is moving air waves, soil, or binary code. I am passionate about using my skills to advance transformative social and ecological justice at all levels, from culturing microbes to redirecting flows in the global carbon web."

-Linked In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ella-heron)
5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Glissando I 9:05

2. Quintet I 8:11

3. Quintet II 8:26

4. Glissando II 12:49

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