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Chabala, Barry / Lance Austin Olsen: Patterns For A Future Human (Roeba)

Guitarist Barry Chabala merges musique concréte and improvisation, using recordings from painter and visual artist Lance Austin Olsen that Olsen recorded in his workshop while creating a series of large collaged and folded paintings--mutterings, physical sounds and other ephemera--which he sent to Chabala to use as a backdrop for these spaciously meditative guitar improvisations.

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product information:

Label: Roeba
Catalog ID: 2020
Squidco Product Code: 29267

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve Sealed


Barry Chabala-guitar

Lance Austin Olsen-field recordings

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Artist Biographies:

"Guitarist/improvisor Barry Chabala, born of the New Jersey bar scene, is influenced as much by classic rock as he is by modern classical, free improvisation and experimental music. The goal - to blend it all into a personal, creative voice. Barry has presented lectures on graphic scores & improvisation for Bowerbird of Philadelphia, performed numerous compositions from the Wandelweiser collective throughout the United States, and has recorded for labels including Confront, Gravity Wave, Another Timbre, Erstwhile and his own imprint Roeba Records."

-Barry Chabala 7/8/2020

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"Lance Austin Olsen is a composer, improviser, and painter, and owner of Infrequency Editions. He studied Printmaking and Art History at University of the Arts London, and currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia."

-Squidco 7/8/2020

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track listing:

1. Prelude For A Future Human 12:05

2. Patterns For A Future Human 239:20
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"The new release Patterns For A Future Humans came about as a natural working process. Barry Chabala had just moved across the USA to New Mexico and was steeped in a new environment.

Lance Austin Olsen had been working on a large series of collaged and folded paintings that had the look of pattern forms that resembled fragments of figures. The physical actions needed to create these forms had their own sound elements which steeped Olsen in a different kind of 'new environment'

Much of the working sounds were recorded and this also included mutterings and moanings when things were not working as expected. These 'field recordings' in the studio formed the basis for the two tracks that were sent to Barry for his guitar interventions.

Imagining all this as a soundtrack of sorts for a future race, Barry plays a concerto to guide them. Conversing, mumbling, probing, excavating; concluding with a melody of foresight and anticipation.

This duo recording resulted in a surprising combination of music concrete and solo guitar, melding two totally different forms into a unified work."-Roeba

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