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Weston, Matt

A New Form Of Crime [VINYL]

Weston, Matt: A New Form Of Crime [VINYL] (7272music)

Conceived and constructed over 16 years, composer, electronic artist & percussionist Matt Weston employs graphic and personal notation systems with elements including clandestine recordings in concert halls and athletic buildings while they were not in use, rural field recordings, and the sound of cars driving over a bridge at Weston's conducting; unique and fascinating.
 

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Label: 7272music
Catalog ID: #12
Squidco Product Code: 27956

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Mastered by Jason Lescalleet.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"For this project, over a 16 year period, Weston snuck into (or otherwise gained access to) concert and athletic buildings when they were not in use in order to take advantage of the unique sonic qualities of each space for recording. In addition to several collegiate basketball arenas, a few concert halls were accessed. A quick getaways from one space, Chicago's Symphony Hall, was necessitated after Weston was discovered by a security guard. his resulted in the accidental recording of Weston's footsteps down a staircase, which appears on the track "Under The Rifle Sights Of Snipers". For "We Want You to Panic", the sound of cars driving over a bridge in rural upstate New York was scored by Weston, who assembled drivers late at night and, through flashlight signals, "conducted" the drivers. The above methods, and many others, were incorporated into Weston's notation systems in which site-specific installations are merged with predetermined and/or instantaneously-realized multi-dimensional graphic scores"-7272Music


Artist Biographies

"Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.

He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O'Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others.

His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo works have garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.

He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. He currently records for his own 7272Music label.

In addition to his solo work, Weston is currently a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V; and Arc Pair with drummer Amanda Kraus.

past performances include:

-Music/Dance Performance Workshop, School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-Three Days In October festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V), Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz

-Vision Festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-Autumn Uprising Festival (as a member of Barn Owl)

-High Zero festival

-XFest

-appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; the Riviera Theater, Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Washington University, St. Louis

-eleven national tours as a soloist"

-Matt Weston Website (http://www.mattweston.com/mattbio.htm)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Samidoun 03:11

2. We Want You To Panic 8:17

SIDE B



1. Stopping Is Believing 2:29

2. Under The Rifle Sights Of Snipers 10:39

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