The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Houston based guitarist Sandy Ewen met BPA label leader, bassist Damon Smith, to record these open-minded improvisations in the studio, with Smith also using 7 string electric upright bass, laptop, and field recordings played in real time.
 

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith
Background Information [CASSETTE]

Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith: Background Information [CASSETTE] (Balance Point Acoustics)

Label: Balance Point Acoustics    
Released in: USA    


"Improvised music for electric guitar, objects, acoustic and electric double basses and field recordings. Made 2011, across three studio sessions. No overdubs, no effects beyond a stereo pan pedal for the guitar. Field recordings played in real time from the laptop."-Balance Point Acoustics



"Born in Toronto, Canada in 1985, Sandy Ewen received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Since then she has resided in Houston, TX where she pursues musical and visual projects and her architecture license. Ewen has released several albums, including a duo with guitarist Tom Carter, a trio with bassist Damon Smith & drummer Weasel Walter, and a rock album with Austin's Weird Weeds. Ewen's visual work is closely tied to her work in sound; she uses both mediums to explore texture, composition and materials.

Ewen's microcollages, enlarged through projection and digital printing, are an exploration of material and technique. Using a unique process pioneered by the artist, natural materials and polymers are torn, liquefied, scorched, melted, cut, and fused. When enlarged, the microscopic nuances of these manipulations are manifested in exquisite detail. Ewen has presented prints of her work at 14 Pews (2012), Spacetaker/Fresh Arts (2012), Khon's (2013) & Galeria Regina (2014).

As an improviser in both art and music, Ewen sees herself as guiding materials and space rather than executing a preconceived composition. "I like to explore mediums and materials and tease out their essence," says Ewen. "Working with slide projections has focused my eye on the subtitles of natural processes of decay and transformation. Through my work, I am asking questions of the materials rather than dictating answers." "-Sandy Ewen website

Also available on CD.




See all items in the Cassette category



Related Categories of Interest:


Cassette
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
West Coast/Pacific US Jazz
Duo Recordings
Stringed Instruments
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers
Objects and Home-made Instruments



Search for other titles on the Balance Point Acoustics label.


Other Recommended Releases:
Ewen / Smith / Walter
Live in Texas
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith
Song For Chico
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Hooker, William Duo feat. Damon Smith
Triangles of Force [CASSETTE]
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Harris, Jack / Samuel Rodgers
Primary / Unit 11
(Notice Recordings)
Kaiser, Henry / Steve Parker / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn
Nearly Extinct
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916) [CASSETTE]
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Kowald, Peter / Damon Smith
Mirrors, Broken - But No Dust [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Desert Sweets: Vinkeloe, Biggi / Mark Weaver / Damon Smith
A Place Meant For Birds
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter
Plane Crash Two
(New Atlantis)
Ewen, Sandy & Henry Kaiser
Lake Monsters
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith
Valle de Mexico
(Confront)
Eneidi, Marco / Damon Smith / Peter Kowald
Ghetto Calypso
(Not Two Records)
Ewen, Sandy / Damon Smith
Background Information
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Kaiser, Henry / Damon Smith
Relations
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Blonk, Jaap / Damon Smith
Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut- Und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Mayas, Magda / Damon Smith / Tony Buck
Spill Plus
(Nuscope)
Blonk, Jaap / Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Chris Cogburn
North of Blanco
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Gratkowski, Frank / Damon Smith / Jerome Bryerton
The Voice Imitator
(Balance Point Acoustics)
Josephson, Aurora / Joelle Leandre / Damon Smith / Martin Blume
Cruxes
(Balance Point Acoustics)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Wolff, Christian / Michael Pisaro
Looking Around
(erstwhile)
Nathanson, Roy & Friends (O'Farrill, Ribot, Fowlkes, Coleman, Melford, Hollier)
The Nearness of you
(Clean Feed)
Revis, Eric
Crowded Solitudes
(Clean Feed)
Hawkins, Alexander / Evan Parker
Leaps in Leicester
(Clean Feed)
Parker, Evan / Seymour Wright
Tie the Stone to the Wheel
(Fataka)
Keller, Beat / Reza Khota Play Christian Wolff
11 Microexercises
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Cage. Schlothauer
For Seven Players
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Price: $11.01
In Stock


Quantity:

Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None









Product Information:

Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Catalog ID: BP-1
Squidco Product Code: 21872

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded in Houston, Texas, in 2011 by Ryan Edwards.

Personnel:

Sandy Ewen-guitar, objects

Damon Smith-double bass, 7 string electric upright, laptop, field recordings

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


Track Listing:

SIDE A



1. 1 21:19

2. 2 07:48

SIDE B



1. 3 12:08

2. 4 11:08