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Myers, David Lee: Xenography (pulsewidth)

Xenography is the ability to write in a language which the individual has not learned, an apt description of the rich dialects sculpted from feedback sources and expertly routed through circular circuits of sound processors by New York sound artist David Lee Myers, AKA Arcane Device, captured and layered into these astounding electronic compositions.

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Label: pulsewidth
Catalog ID: PW018
Squidco Product Code: 31945

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack


David Lee Myers-composer, performer

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"Xenography: verbalizations in a language unknown to the speaker. Perhaps an apt description of a composer producing sounds from a world unseen, electronic music formed from electrical signals-microscopic entities or forces the real nature of which he or she may only guess.

Quite unlike the bowing of a violin or the striking of a drum, these sounds have an altogether different origin, one which is perpetually unknown, untouchable. The present collection has been sculpted entirely from raw feedback sources, untamed electron flow incited by sound processors being fed into themselves. From these primary, nearly random impulses, many stages of manipulation follow-effecting, reversing, editing, layering-until a more or less rational result is achieved, at least in the mind of the composer."-Pulsewidth

Artist Biographies

"David Lee Myers is a sound and visual artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1977. Pulsewidth serves as the platform for his activities in the arts, particularly sound projects, a number of which have been released under the Pulsewidth record label.

From 1987 through 1993, sound projects were developed under the name Arcane Device. With the development of new devices in 2014, it seems fitting for the moniker to be revived.

Myers work stems from an enthusiasm for electronics and the world of electrons as it relates to the realm of vibration and sound. After a fine arts education and many years in music, in 1987 Myers' accidental discovery of "Feedback Music" led to a new appreciation of the unseen forces underlying audible electronics."

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Track Listing:

1. Xenography I 8:21

2. Xenography II 7:53

3. Xenography III 9:37

4. Xenography IV 8:54

5. Xenography V 8:21

6. Xenography VI 9:40

7. Xenography VII 9:07

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