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Jerman, Jeph / Mueller, Jon

Nodes and Anti-Nodes [DVD & mp3] [DVD]

Jerman, Jeph / Mueller, Jon : Nodes and Anti-Nodes [DVD & mp3] [DVD] (Crouton)

A DVD and audio file from Jeph Jerman and Jon Mueller, exploring the relationship between visual & sound movement & vibration, both mechanical and natural.

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Limited and numbered edition of 300

Label: Crouton
Catalog ID: crou038
Squidco Product Code: 8968

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: packaged in a 7" letterpressed and numbered chip board case and is limited to an edition of 300 copies


Jeph Jerman

Jon Mueller

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DVD and mp3 audio file: nodes_anti-nodes.mp3

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"Nodes and Anti-Nodes, a new DVD and audio file from Jeph Jerman and Jon Mueller, involves a variety of movements having either a visual or sound affect on other things - sometimes both. Whether by hand, vibration or other mechanical or natural methods, there's a relationship between these events that's interesting to consider. Watch a clip and read more about it.

After years of working with sound and vibrations, and documenting prepared and unprepared situations on recordings, Jeph Jerman and Jon Mueller now present a tapestry of visualizations to these sounds with 'Nodes and Anti-Nodes.' The DVD shows close-up views of the subtle actions in vibrating bodies, both audible and not. These scenes are glimpses into situations that Ernst Chladni and Hans Jenny might have pursued in a more scientific direction. But for the lay viewer, it's simply interesting to watch the real-time relationship between sound and material, and the juxtaposition of the results of natural movements paired with absolute silence. For those that would enjoy listening to the audio portion on the go, an individual MP3 file of the audio can be pulled from the disc. The DVD is packaged in a 7″ letterpressed and numbered chip board case and is limited to an edition of 300 copies.

About Jeph Jerman:
began playing drums in 1972 at the age of 13. spent my formative years in various bar bands while simultaneously seeking out more adveturous people to make more adventurous music. formed/joined a myriad of ensembles to that end, including: big joey, blowhole, city of worms etc. in the mid '90's i moved to seattle WA and became involved with the local improvised music community, playing with just about everyone. at some point i began to deconstruct my drum kit, ending up with a pile of sonorous things that i gradually replaced with stones, shells, sticks and feathers. i continue to investigate various ways of making/capturing sound and to document my efforts.

About Jon Mueller:
Jon Mueller has been an active drummer and percussionist since the mid-80s. Whether utilizing bombastic minimalism, dense interplay, or electroacoustic practices, his approach focuses on a physical dialog between situation and material. He has been featured on numerous recordings, and has performed throughout the U.S., Japan, and Europe."-Crouton Music

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"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."

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