John Hudak | Sunday
Net Release Date – Feb 2007
Codec: .mp3, Quicktime
Physical in 2008
It is our pleasure to bring to you two of John Hudak’s receint works. One with two compositons based on the theme of “Sunday” and one collaboration with New York based video artist Shimpei Takeda.
“Growing up, Sunday was always a day associated with the particular feeling of the end of something. During meals the family was together mostly: silent meetings leaning towards meditation. The TV was constantly on in the recreation room, creating a background noise that occasionally approached meaning. Homework was done on the comfy sofa in the living room, where sleep would fall around page two. When evening came, Tinkerbell would fly around the castle, ending her flight with a touch of her magic wand.” j.h.
ohn Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four when he began to play a variety of instruments. At the University of Delaware (BA, English 1981) and Naropa Institute for the Arts (1979), he studied video, photography, creative writing and dance. He then began to create taped soundtracks for his solo performance-art/dance pieces that later developed into sound-only pieces.
In recent years, he has concentrated solely on sound, particularly natural sounds. Hudak?s current work focuses on the rhythms and melodies that exist in our daily aural environments. These sounds usually remain hidden, as we tend to overlook their musical qualities, or their musical qualities are obscured through mixture with other sounds. In simplified terms, what he is doing could be considered “re-framing what is already there so that it can be admired.”
Shimpei Takeda Shimpei Takeda (b.1982, Japan) is an artist who works in the discipline of: photography, video and performance.
His work primarily deals with the abstraction at work in nature, as in: random organic motion, with lights, glass, water, random materials capturing microscopic abstractions to compose landscapes. On his performance, he often collaborates with sound artists and electro-acoustic composers. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Video – “Dust” (3 min 41 sec)
hi res http://www.bremsstrahlung-recordings.org/audio/tansrad/trans006 JOHN HUDAK/trans006v – SHIMPEI TAKEDA – Dust_ 480×320.mov
med-res http://www.bremsstrahlung-recordings.org/audio/tansrad/trans006 JOHN HUDAK/trans006v – SHIMPEI TAKEDA – Dust_ 360×240.mov
lo-res http://www.bremsstrahlung-recordings.org/audio/tansrad/trans006 JOHN HUDAK/trans006v – SHIMPEI TAKEDA – Dust_ 240×160.mov
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