A collaboration between American sound artist Jeph Jerman and Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis, twelve intriguing short improvisations using extended techniques and lowercase approaches that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds.
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Catalog ID: ccs 72
Squidco Product Code: 23217
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Mixed and mastered by Danilo Casti, September 2016
Jeph Jerman-snare drum, frame drum, cymbal, pumice, ebow with metal, wok lid, old brass bowl and ball bearing, disintegrating paint brush
Giacomo Salis-percussion, objects, field recordings
Paolo Sanna-percussion, waterphone, prepared zither, thingamagoop2, short wave radio
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"KIO GE is the result of the collaboration between the American sound artist Jeph Jerman and the Italian percussionists Paolo Sanna and Giacomo Salis. Twelve short improvisations that include minimal textures, field recordings, abstract atmospheres and organic sounds. Storytelling through sound with many faces."-Confront
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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."-Foundation for Contemporary Arts (http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/recipients/jeph-jerman)
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Italian percussionist Giacomo Salis is known as the drummer for Chemical Marriage, Lady Radiator, Dancefloor Stompers and various solo project, with a passion for cut-up sound and the exploration of noise music.-Squidco 8/16/2017
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Paolo Sanna: Drummer/Percussionist. Sound performer. Independent artist. Musician, Improviser & selfnoisemaker... Drum/percussion teacher. He is interested in the sound, silence, noise, experimentation, musical research and decontraction. He plays Prepared Drum/Percussion set, Objects and...MUSICAL PROJECTS:
* Paolo Sanna - Percussion Solo
* OnGaku2 - Elia Casu / Paolo Sanna Duo.
Paolo Sanna: Prepared drum set / Percussion.
Elia Casu: Prepared el.guit / electrons.
* Collettivo di Resistenza Culturale.
Paolo Sanna, Elia Casu & Musicians...
* OKRA Percussion Project.Conducted by P.S.
* SOUND ACTION
*Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna Percussion duo.-Paolo Sanna Website (http://paoperc.wixsite.com/paolosannaperc)
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