The Squid's Ear Magazine
Squidco: Improvised, Composed & Unusual Music from around the globe
Cart Checkout   Log In/Register
Squidco? New Releases Just In Restocked Upcoming
Artist Title Label

Siegel, Aaron

Science is Only a Sometimes Friend

Siegel, Aaron: Science is Only a Sometimes Friend (Lock Step Records)

A work for eight glockenspiels and organ, a beautiful percussive work in the vein of Reich and Glass that creates hallucinatory illusions in sound as the piece progresses, testing "the science of attention and the counterpoint of daydreams".
 

Price: $11.95


Quantity:

Out of Stock


Shipping Weight: 1.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 700261325248

Label: Lock Step Records
Catalog ID: LKSTP 021
Squidco Product Code: 17960

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on February 28th, 2010 by John Rosenberg.


Personnel:

Aaron Siegel-organ

Joe Bergen-glockenspiel

Al Cerulo-glockenspiel

Mike McCurdy-glockenspiel

Justin Wolf-glockenspiel

Levy Lorenzo-glockenspiel

Chris Graham-glockenspiel

Mike Pride-glockenspiel

Sam Sowyrda-glockenspiel

Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.

Highlight an instrument above
and click here to Search for albums with that instrument.

Artist Biographies:

"Born in Bucharest, Filipino-American Levy Marcel Ingles Lorenzo, Jr. works at the intersection of music, art, and technology. On an international scale, his body of work spans custom electronics design, sound engineering, instrument building, installation art, free improvisation, and classical percussion. With a primary focus on inventing new instruments, he prototypes, composes, and performs new electronic music. As an art consultant, Levy designs interactive electronics ranging from small sculptures to large-scale public art installations with artists such as Alvin Lucier, Christine Sun Kim, Ligorano-Reese, and Leo Villareal. As a studio musician, he has recorded with artists such as Peter Evans, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ryuichi Sakamoto and George Lewis. As a sound engineer, he specializes in the realization and performance of complete electro-acoustic concerts with non-traditional configurations. One of his main engagements is Claire Chase's Density 2036 project. A core member of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (IntCE), he fulfills multiple roles as live sound engineer, electronicist, and percussionist.

Filling a unique niche, Levy is in demand as a freelance designer and artist. His work has been featured at STEIM, REWIRE, MIT Media Lab, Harvestworks, Ensemble Moderne, Darmstadt, Yellow Barn, Pitchfork.com, Slashdot.org, G4TV, Grey Group, Bose, The New York Times, BBC, and Burning Man. An advocate for interdisciplinary arts, he has collaborated with dancers, video artists, public artists, mathematicians, sculptors, architects, and dramaturgs. Bridging the gap between the electronics design cycle and the performance practice of cutting-edge contemporary music, Levy is as equally comfortable wielding a soldering iron as drumsticks and four-mallets. He has fluency navigating hardware schematics and coding in various software environments, as well as interpreting complex musical scores and playing chamber music.

Levy earned degrees as Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from Stony Brook University. He has given numerous guest workshops and lectures on electronic musical instrument design and performance practice. Dr. Lorenzo holds a position as Professor of Creative Technologies at The New School, College of Performing Arts."

-Levy Lorenzo Website (https://www.levylorenzo.com/about.html)
11/30/2022

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Mike Pride: Percussionist • Composer • Vocalist • Visual Artist

Born and raised in Southern Maine, but based out of New York City since 2000, Mike Pride currently performs solo, leads modern-jazz quartet From Bacteria To Boys, the 7-drummer installation-band Drummer's Corpse, and the MDC piano trio I Hate Work. He also co-leads the ensembles Pulverize The Sound (w/ Peter Evans and Tim Dahl), and Period (w/ Charlie Looker and Chuck Bettis). Pride is renowned for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres and ensembles. He has worked with everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively on four continents, appeared on more than 100 recordings, and is currently touring the world opening for comedian Amy Schumer with Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore.

A short list of his collaborators includes Mick Barr, Tim Berne, Boredoms, Eugene Chadbourne, Nels Cline, Andrew D'Angelo, Trevor Dunn, Dynamite Club, Peter Evans, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Nona Hendryx, Jon Irabagon, Brad Jones, Haino Keiji, Kirk Knuffke, George Lewis, Frank Lowe, Bill McHenry, Tony Malaby, Sam Mickens, Butch Morris, Joe Morris, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Herb Robertson, Jamie Saft, Sonny Simmons, Craig Wedren, Nate Wooley, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.

Pride's versatility doesn't end with his eclectic résumé as a popular sideman and leader/co-leader of many active ensembles spanning the worlds of modern-jazz, avant-rock, noise and doom metal improv. He is also a busy educator and clinician, a soundtrack composer for TV shows, video games, podcasts, independent films, and websites, and an experienced and exhibited visual artist.

Mike proudly uses Yamaha Drums & hardware, Vic Firth striking implements, and Humes & Berg Cases."

-Mike Pride Website (http://mikepride.com/about/)
11/30/2022

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.
track listing:


1. Science is Only a Sometimes Friend 41:36
sample the album:




descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Science is Only a Sometimes Friend is scored for eight glockenspiels and organ. The constant chiming of the glockenspiels creates a halo of harmonic activity around the performers that shifts depending upon the location of the listener. This mysterious whistle is anticipated, yet oddly vague, sometimes more present and other times hidden. The piece tests the science of attention and the counterpoint of daydreams."-Lock Step Records



"Aaron Siegel's inquisitive and playful work represents a personal vision of how we live with and respond to the sounds in our world. Upcoming concerts include a performance of Science is Only a Sometimes Friend as part of the Sonic Frontiers Festival in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and a performance of excerpts from Brother Brother by Wild Up as part of The Industry's First Take initiative in Los Angeles. Percussionist Jonathan Ovalle premiered his Dioramas for Prepared Vibraphone in Fall 2012 and Experiments In Opera premiered his new monodrama, The Collector, in February 2013 as part of its New Shorts concert. Siegel has also partnered with Mantra Percussion Ensemble and The Young People's Chorus of New York City for performances at the Music at First Series, and the 92nd Street Y . His CD Science is Only a Sometimes Friend for eight glockenspiels and organ was released in May 2011 on LockStep Records and hailed as "one continuous ecstatic sonic event," and as one of the best records of 2011 by Time Out New York.

In addition to his work as a composer, Siegel has performed with Memorize the Sky, Anthony Braxton and Robert Ashley. His work can be found on numerous recordings including Cabinet for solo percussion and Every Morning, a History for chamber ensemble and solo piano. Siegel is one of the co-founders of Experiments In Opera and is on the education staff at Carnegie Hall."-Aaron Siegel website



This album has been reviewed on our magazine:

The Squid
The Squid's Ear!

Get additional information at Aaron Siegel Website
Related Categories of Interest:


Compositional Forms
Piano & Keyboards
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Instant Rewards

Search for other titles on the label:
Lock Step Records.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Pride, Mike
Listening Party
(Akord Records/Subkulturni Azil)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
(Lock Step Records)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Doneda, Michel
Everybody Digs Michel Doneda
(Relative Pitch)
Shipp, Matthew Trio
Root Of Things
(Relative Pitch)
Ward, Jason
Euphoric Nightmares
(Ten Speed Records)
Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey
Dreamland
(NO LABEL)
Pisaro / Chabala
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue (Voyelles) [CASSETTE]
(Winds Measure)
Machinefabriek
Stroomtoon II
(Herbal International)
Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert)
National Parks
(Monotype)
Enough!!! (CM von Hausswolff / Jason Lescalleet / Joachim Nordwall)
Enough!!!
(Monotype)
RLW & Srmeixner
Just Like A Flower When Winter Begins
(Monotype)
Wright, Jack
As If Anything Can Be The Same
(Relative Pitch)
Laubrock, Ingrid & Tom Rainey
And Other Desert Towns
(Relative Pitch)
La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet
Zones Portuaires [2 CDs]
(Herbal International)
Dorgon
For Jason Viseltear
(Jumbo)
Remote Viewers, The
Crimeways
(Remote Viewers)
Doneda, Michel / Joris Ruhl
Linge
(Umlaut Records)
Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake
A Night in November
(Valid Records)
Hauser, Fritz
Pieces For Percussion
(Hat [now] ART)
Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth
Willisau
(Hatology)
FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin)
All At Once
(Relative Pitch)
VCDC (Motland / Lonberg-Holm / Solberg / Gjerstad)
Insult
(FMR)
Parker, Evan / Peter Evans / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta
Rocket Science
(More Is More)
Thieke, Michael Unununium
Nachtlieder
(Mikroton Recordings)
Fauna (Simon Rose / Paul Stapleton)
Fauna
(pfmentum)
Oxley, Tony with Bailey / Rutherford / Thomas / &c.
A Birthday Tribute - 75 Years
(Incus)









About Squidco Contact Us Log In/Register Squidco?
The Squid's Ear Magazine


Rapid SSL

PayPal

Mastercard

Visa

Discover

American Express



© 2002-, Squidco LLC