a recent visit to budapest meant the opportunity to make another edition¬†of framework:ephemera, this time with composer and label curator √°kos¬†garai, who was kind enough to invite us into his home, serve us some¬†wonderfully dry tokaji, and show up a bit of his city. if you don’t know¬†already, framework:ephemera is our newest show format, where we visit an¬†artist or curator in their own space, and ask them to make selections¬†from their own music collections for an edition of the show.
√°kos showed us around town; we walked from his home through buda towards¬†the danube, and on its banks near the university we discussed the¬†selections he had made for the show: something of a look back in time, a¬†collection of what might be called ‘classic’ works, that i’m sure many¬†of us remember from the early/mid 90′s, by names that certainly should¬†be familiar if they are not, john duncan, jim o’rourke, bernhard g√ľnter,¬†giancarlo toniutti… these are the artists that got me interested in¬†the world of sound in the first place, and it seems so as well for √°kos.
√°kos requested that the show be pieced together with a certain element¬†of randomness, which i tried to do by randomly selecting the tracks and¬†excerpts from the works he provided and allowing them the fade and layer¬†in whatever order they fell. the result, i think, is quite a compelling¬†soundscape, that allows us, as √°kos put it, to drop into it, rather than¬†follow from point a to point b.
for more information on our guest and his work you can have a look at¬†his own website (http://akosgarai.wordpress.com), as well as that of his¬†label, 3leaves (http://3leaves-label.com), now entering its 4th year,¬†and having just released its 20th work, featured in this show, annea¬†lockwood’s ‘soundmap of the housatonic river’, another testament to the¬†smallness of the world, as this meeting in budapest brings back the¬†memories of the 4 years i myself spent alongside the housatonic during¬†my time at university in western massachusetts.
again, we are always looking for new material, whether raw field¬†recordings, field recording based composition, or introduction¬†submissions. we are also now accepting proposals for full editions of¬†our guest curated framework:afield series. send proposals or material,¬†released or not, on any format, to the address at the bottom of this¬†mail. if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
(time / artist / track / album / label)
00:00 – 05:13 / martin clarke / framework introduction
02:16 – 13:58 / √°kos garai / [excerpt] / subway budapest / -
15:57 – 26:12 / jim o’rourke / [excerpt] / rules of reduction /
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