The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Craig Hilton (guzheng, laptop) and Tomas Phillips (laptop) take a studio recording for solo guzheng and both add layers to and dismantle the piece using a series of low frequencies and isolated microsounds.
 

Hilton, Craig & Tomas Phillips
le gout de neant

Hilton, Craig & Tomas Phillips: le gout de neant (Absinth Records)
Label: Absinth Records    
Released in: Germany    


The collaboration between Tomas Phillips and Craig Hilton runs a fine line between composition and improvisation and digital and acoustic properties. Utilizing a series of low frequencies, isolated microsounds and processed guzheng improvisation, their work attempts to generate an immersive sound environment that allows space for the listener to be an active participant in the music, thus inviting a particular quality of engagement beyond the confines of casual listening. The opening track, "Sans mouvement I," is a studio recording for solo guzheng; the following compositions utilize this material and continue adding layers while paradoxically stripping the compositional field to a minimalist tapestry of sonic events. Le Goût du néant marks their first joint effort. While not necessarily following the hopeless sensibility of Baudelaire's poem - from which the music takes its name - this collection of tracks does exercise a certain austerity. And it is within such an atmosphere of "nothingness" (néant), the music might suggest, where "je contemple d'en haut le globe en sa roundeur" ("from heights I contemplate the roundness of the world") - a deceptively simple goal.






Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Free Improvisation
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Duo Recordings



Search for other titles on the Absinth Records label.


Other Recommended Releases:
Jealousy Party & Nicolas Wiese
Relative Memory
(Absinth Records)
Various Artists
The Intelligent Dancer [DVD]
(Absinth Records)
Dafeldecker, Werner & Theo Nabicht
vessels
(Absinth Records)
Beins, Burkhard
Disco Prova
(Absinth Records)
Renkel, Michael
Errorkoerper III
(Absinth Records)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Gray / Hobbs / Hostetter / Braman
Lawnmower II
(Clean Feed)
Amado, Rodrigo / Mota / Faustino / Ferrandini
Wire Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Donarier's, Matthieu / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium
The Visible Ones
(Clean Feed)
Miguel, Sei
Salvation Modes
(Clean Feed)
Revis, Eric / Taylor / McHenry / Jones / Branford Marsalis
In Memory of Things Yet Seen
(Clean Feed)
Kesten, Christian & Mark Trayle / Annette Krebs
Berlin series No. 2
(Another Timbre)
Partial (Noe Cuellar and Joseph Clayton Mills)
LL
(Another Timbre)
Chrysakis, Thanos / Wade Matthews / Javier Pedreira
Garnet Skein
(Aural Terrains)
Coombes, Nigel / Steve Beresford
White String's Attached (1979)
(Emanem)
Lacy, Steve
Avignon and After - 2 (1972-7) Volume 2
(Emanem)
Polipnick, Luke Group (Luke / Linz / Wozniak / Pride)
Episodes
(Eunoria Records)
Bailey, Derek / Trevor Watts / John Stevens
Dynamics of the Impromptu
(FMR)
Kullhammar / Aalberg / Zetterberg
Basement Sessions Vol. 2
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris Trio
Waiting For You To Grow
(Clean Feed)
Dessen, Michael Trio
Resonating Abstractions
(Clean Feed)
Hebert, John Trio
Floodstage
(Clean Feed)
Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series
(Confront)
Mendoza, Enrique
Below Sea Level
(FMR)
Natura Morta (Ali / Loriot / Costa)
Decay
(FMR)
Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra & George Lewis
Artificial Life 2007
(FMR)
Price: $11.64
In Stock


Quantity:

Shipping Weight: 4.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None









Product Information:

Label: Absinth Records
Catalog ID: 019
Squidco Product Code: 16337

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Germany
Packaging: CD inside handmade 7" foldover, in hand stitched vellum sleeve
Recorded in 2009 and 2010 at Gauche Studios.

Personnel:

Craig Hilton-guzheng, laptop

Tomas Phillips-laptop

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search


Track Listing:

1. sans mouvement I 10:02

2. sans mouvement II 7:23

3. le gout de neant 23:49

4. sans mouvement III 15:12