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Doug Van Nort: Playing with Fire in the Gasholder

Doug Van Nort: Playing with Fire in the Gasholder L M J 2 0 Sounds Like Now: Improvisation + Technology Curated by Tara Rodgers See for full access to LMJ20 and CD tracks. See for more information and resources. sounds), digital delay pedals and microphones; Foster plays electronics and trumpet. The entire work will be included on a forthcoming CD release titled Nope on the label Celadon in fall/spring. We have been improvising, performing and touring together since 2004 when we met in Seoul, South Korea, while Jones was traveling on a Fulbright grant. We began our collaboration over a shared interest in unusual electronic instruments and creative improvisation. Our duo project explores the structural possibilities of electronic sounds with a strong emphasis on developing a longstanding playing partnership based entirely on improvisation. Over the past 6 years we have continued to create music that explores unique signatures of electronic sound, including drones, abstracted chaotic sounds of circuit-bent electronics, and unusual textures and timbres. Our work, while not explicitly incorporating textual elements, is influenced by our writing and poetry backgrounds. This is seen through our work’s narrative concerns, exploring tension and atypical progressions, its focus on beginnings and endings and attention to phrasing, motif and shape. We http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Doug Van Nort: Playing with Fire in the Gasholder

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2010 (20) – Dec 1, 2010

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2010 ISAST
Subject
CD Contributors' Notes
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/LMJ_a_00037
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Abstract

L M J 2 0 Sounds Like Now: Improvisation + Technology Curated by Tara Rodgers See for full access to LMJ20 and CD tracks. See for more information and resources. sounds), digital delay pedals and microphones; Foster plays electronics and trumpet. The entire work will be included on a forthcoming CD release titled Nope on the label Celadon in fall/spring. We have been improvising, performing and touring together since 2004 when we met in Seoul, South Korea, while Jones was traveling on a Fulbright grant. We began our collaboration over a shared interest in unusual electronic instruments and creative improvisation. Our duo project explores the structural possibilities of electronic sounds with a strong emphasis on developing a longstanding playing partnership based entirely on improvisation. Over the past 6 years we have continued to create music that explores unique signatures of electronic sound, including drones, abstracted chaotic sounds of circuit-bent electronics, and unusual textures and timbres. Our work, while not explicitly incorporating textual elements, is influenced by our writing and poetry backgrounds. This is seen through our work’s narrative concerns, exploring tension and atypical progressions, its focus on beginnings and endings and attention to phrasing, motif and shape. We

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Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2010

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