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Comte, Richard: Innermap (Coax)

Addressing the perception and representation of physical space through 9 solo guitar works of sonic textures and treatments imbued with rich solo playing, each track named by coordinates of remembered towns and cities, creating a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes of drones, resonance and clear tones as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography.
 

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UPC: 3426300097101

Label: Coax
Catalog ID: RAT018
Squidco Product Code: 32082

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Performing Art Forum's Chapel in July, 2012, by Richard Comte .

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"InnerMap is a project dealing with the perception and representation of physical space. The memory of towns and cities - and the quasi-organic nature of their networks with their ebb and flow - are central to the work, acting as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography. In this way, t

"InnerMap is a project dealing with the perception and representation of physical space. The memory of towns and cities - and the quasi-organic nature of their networks with their ebb and flow - are central to the work, acting as a metaphor for an internal, mental, cartography.

In this way, the performance of improvised music for guitar offers a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes. Powerful and overwhelming electrical drones saturate the environment; acoustic resonances liberate and open the space to new colours which enable an internal unfolding, a sensitive and immersive sonic experience."-Coax Records

he performance of improvised music for guitar offers a succession of interconnected sonic landscapes. Powerful and overwhelming electrical drones saturate the environment; acoustic resonances liberate and open the space to new colours which enable an internal unfolding, a sensitive and immersive sonic experience."-Coax

Also available on vjnyl LP.

Artist Biographies

"Richard Comte is focused on the sonic possibilities of the guitar, drawing timeless spaces, from loud immersive drones to spacious resonances bordering on silence itself. He played with improvisers Simon H. Fell, Mark Sanders, Shabaka Hutchings, Mars Williams, Jim Black, and he interpreted contemporary music pieces from Michael Pissaro, Eliane Radigue, Fausto Romitelli. He works also in the field of contemporary dance, theater and visual arts. In 2017 he founded Nunc., a label dedicated to liberate and open music."

-Richard Comte Website (http://www.richardcomte.com/RichardComteWebsite/Richard_Comte_Website.html)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. N 45'49'33,27'' E 1'17'21,744_ 3:52

2. N 45'49'29,724_ E 1'17'20.278_ 3:48

3. N 45'49'30,757_ E 1'17'36,674_ 2:52

4. N 42'41'39,774_ E 3'2'2,541_ 2:22

5. N 52'30'42,504_ E 13'27'32,186_ 3:25

6. N 40'45'13,183_ O 73'58'16,103 3:14

7. N 48'53'28,47_ E 219'31,771_ 3:18

8. N 51'30'26.405_ O 0'7'39.659_ 3:01

9. N 50'50'55.564_ E 4'23'44.799_ 3:59

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