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Mohanna, Nickolas: Double Pendulum [VINYL] (Run/Off Editions)

Improvisations from graphic scores that influence the structural framework for these five pieces from New York-based artist & composer Nickolas Mohanna, who uses a varied palette of percussive devices alongside electric guitar and computer, including hammered notes and brushed cymbals to create pulsing and immersive shapes that emerge and submerge in each floating work.
 

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Label: Run/Off Editions
Catalog ID: RUNNER006
Squidco Product Code: 34123

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Building For Water in NYC. Mastered by Rashad Becker.

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"Double Pendulum is a selection of new material from NY-based artist/composer Nickolas Mohanna. Using a varied palette of percussive devices alongside the electric guitar and computer, hammered notes flutter into brushed cymbals to create pulsing and immersive shapes. These forms unfold from a graphic score that was used to influence the process; the lines and color of the image merge with a jutting collage of guitar thumbing and dismantled orchestral strings

"Double Pendulum is a selection of new material from NY-based artist/composer Nickolas Mohanna. Using a varied palette of percussive devices alongside the electric guitar and computer, hammered notes flutter into brushed cymbals to create pulsing and immersive shapes. These forms unfold from a graphic score that was used to influence the process; the lines and color of the image merge with a jutting collage of guitar thumbing and dismantled orchestral strings, giving a structural framework for the five largely improvisational pieces."-Run/Off Editions

giving a structural framework for the five largely improvisational pieces."-Run/Off Editions


Artist Biographies

"Nickolas Mohanna is an American artist and composer based in New York. His interdisciplinary practice utilizes a variety of media to explore and blur the borders between music, sound art, video and drawing. Within his compositions there is a "tendency of sculpting and orchestrating a minimal array of sounds into sonically rich and spacious atmospheres." Most of the sounds are sourced from local environments. In a Village Voice interview, he remarks that his aim is to create an "immersive stereo space where the sound would be reduced to its rawest form. In addition to these works, he has also published a number of artist's books which have served as visual accompaniments or conceptual ideas to his sonic practice on the imprint Run/Off; which he founded in 2014. Mohanna attended San Francisco State University and went to the University of California, Davis for an MFA in Art Studio. While there he took courses with Bob Ostertag, Annabeth Rosen, Douglas Kahn, and Wayne Thiebaud."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickolas_Mohanna)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Out Of Round 05:32

2. Strange Stranger 08:12

3. Mixed Numbers 03:02

SIDE B



1. Light Sleeper 06:05

2. Coming Up For Air 09:36

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