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Wang, Hong-Kai and Mattin: Collapsing Ourselves [VINYL] (Mount Analogue)

A unique album of self-aware conversation from Hong-Kai Wang and Mattin, who record themselves responding to their own dialog, addressing those responses to the audience and adding their reaction to the final recordings, creating an abstract spoken ambiance.
 

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Label: Mount Analogue
Catalog ID: MAA002
Squidco Product Code: 20407

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Sweden
Packaging: LP in a clear vinyl sleeve.
Written in Stockholm, on 28 March 2013 at EMS; and 30 March at KONSTAPOTEKET; in Z Space Taichung on 16 May 2013; and then at Noise Kitchen in Taipei on 18 May 2013.


Personnel:

Hong-Kai Wang

Mattin

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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Unusual Vocal Forms
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Spoken Word

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"Since December 2012, Hong-Kai and Mattin have been developing a dialogue focused on the material conditions in which they find themselves embedded as artists, using oral conversation as?ооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооооoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo a formal expression. They started with a private one-hour conversation about their respective practices, which they recorded. Then in a sequence of live performances they incrementally layered their original conversation with more dialogues, all of which were duly recorded in turn, including the contributions (witting or otherwise) of their live audience. In the performances, both of them would listen to the previously recorded conversations on headphones, whilst simultaneously addressing the audience and each other in a sparse, ambiguously dialogic manner. The final result, which is not at all final, is a recording consisting of the four layers (temporalities) of conversations superimposed."-Mike Sperlinger, from the liner notes

Mattin is an artist from Bilbao (currently living in Stockholm) working with noise and improvisation. His work seeks to address the social and economic structures of experimental sonic artistic production through live performance, recordings and writing. Using a conceptual approach, he aims to question the nature and parameters of improvisation, specifically the relationship between the idea of "freedom"and constant innovation that it traditionally implies, and the established conventions of improvisation as a genre. Mattin considers improvisation not only as an interaction between performers and instruments, but as a situation involving all the elements that constitute a concert situation, including the audience and the social and architectural space. He tries to expose the stereotypical relation between active performer and passive audience, producing a sense of strangeness and alienation that disturbs this relationship. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of the Basque Country under the supervision of Ray Brassier and Josu Rekalde. He has edited with Anthony Iles the book Noise & Capitalism and in 2012 CAC Brétigny and Tuamaturgia published Uconsitituted Praxis, a book collecting Mattin´s writing plus interviews and reviews from performances that he has been part of. Both books are available online.

Born in Huwei, Taiwan, Hong-Kai Wang works and lives between Vienna and Taipei. She is currently a PhD in Practice candidate and part of the Spaces of Commoning research team at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her works are concerned with the questions of geo-politics and invisible social organization within listening and construction of cultural memory, focused on a collaborative and process-driven approach to research and production. Wang has presented her works at Liquid Architecture (Melbourne/Sydney, 2014), Kunsthall Trondheim (Trondheim, Norway, 2013), Para Site (Hong Kong, 2013), Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2013), among others. Her work spans performance, workshop, text, video and installation. "-Mount Analog


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Hortexte - Radiotexts [3 VINYL LP BOX SET]
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Songbook Vol. 4
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S3
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