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Landscape Studies

by asher tuil

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1.1 06:13
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During the late part of 2007 I was working on materials for a multichannel composition, which dealt with interior spaces in several ways.

One of the main elements of the this work was recorded using electronic sounds in my home studio, and after finishing with this collection process I was left with many ideas relating to the intrusion of outside sounds into my home environment. Particularly late in the day and in winter with the windows closed I was struck by certain frequencies and events which I would notice and respond to strongly. I began trying to capture these sounds making recording in my home at these times, and was frustrated by the difficulty of translating any of these sounds into my working environment. I believe it was these efforts, which led to some of the methods and choices of sounds used for this album.

One of the ways that I tend to describe the concerns which are investigated in my work is the desire to create recordings which have the unique characteristics of a particular room or space which only exists in the context of that recording. another way of describing this which I've been using lately is the idea of a landscape, though its very difficult for me to explain this without using visual metaphors.
The way in which I work is very heavily reliant on recording and rerecording material through a series hardware devices which causes the original sounds to become subjected to all manner of transformations with the intention of bringing a number of discrete recorded moments into a system of controlled interactions. This type of composition to me is somehow related to an idea of a landscape with particular elements interacting, the quality of light, the weather and time of year, and the soundmarks of a specific location.

In continuously working with similar methods I have become quite comfortable with particular frequencies and dynamics structures, the thing which continues to inspire and intrigue me is the unlimited possibilities available to me within these narrow confines. These landscape studies are the result of a relatively short period of concentrated work, but are also reflective of a much longer period of time spent thinking about and working with a small area of intentions.

- Asher


released September 1, 2009


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asher tuil Providence, Rhode Island

asher tuil is an artist living and working in wanskuck, ri. for over fifteen years asher has worked with recorded sounds as his primary medium. location recordings, electronic synthesis, found sounds and a variety of other sources are used in his compositions to create a rich and dynamically varied body of work which examines these materials extensively. ... more

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