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Ottavi, Julien / Workman, Dion: misenlian (erstwhile)


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Label: erstwhile
Catalog ID: erstwhile 045
Squidco Product Code: 4914

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray


Julien Ottavi-GNU/Linux operating systems and free audio software

Dion Workman-GNU/Linux operating systems and free audio software

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Improvised Music
Sound, Noise, &c.
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Free Improvisation
Before April-2006

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"Workman was introduced to Ottavi's work in 2001 by Parlane, who suggested that Ottavi record for Sigma Editions after seeing him play in London. Later, Workman invited Ottavi to play a series of US shows, where they performed solo sets on the same bill and grew to be good friends. After being invited to record as a duo for Erstwhile, Ottavi came to the US for a month in 2003 and the two performed and recorded constantly. Based in Workman's Brooklyn apartment, the duo literally improvised for days at a time - when they slept, the computers continued to generate sound, with changes in the PureData patches triggered by microphones placed outside the apartment - and intermittently recorded the results. Ottavi and Workman directly followed up this intense recording period with several long-duration live performances, each set lasting between 3 and 6 1/2 hours. By the end of Ottavi's stay in the US, the duo had amassed approximately fifty hours of recorded material, which they later selected and shaped into misenlian.
misenlian unites Workman's glacial, continuous pacing with Ottavi's love for challenging the limits of dynamic range, resulting in a single remarkable piece as jarring and unsettling in its own way as the fluorescent colors of the CD packaging."-erstwhile

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