C. Reider – Awkward Hugs

Sunday, 21 September 2014

This new release by C. Reider ends a string of releases of older material that had been held back unreleased. This material was recorded in 2007. This is some of my most approachable, least “difficult” work.

“This is some work I did in 2007, directly after ending my work with the drone collective Drone Forest. I wanted to do some music that fell far outside of that group’s constraints (no beat, no melody). This music reflects an interest in minimal techno that I had at the time. The exploration of beat-oriented material during this time eventually led to the series of releases I called The Electret Quintet, which merged the accessible material presented here with a more experimental approach.”




This release is free to download from the excellent Bumpfoot netlabel based in Japan.

Release page:
http://www.bumpfoot.net/foot229.html


Encouraging Feedback on Audio Works

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Last week, I participated in a really interesting conversation with a number of friends & strangers on Twitter. The topics include feedback, the idea of value in free work, and the participatory role of the audience in the act of listening. A few very good suggestions came up that warrant thought by anyone interested in artist feedback.
This conversation is particularly notable because it is a positive exchange between the netlabel and the podfic communities. I’ve long felt that these two communities have a lot of similar goals and concerns, and have potential for creatively productive crossover.

Big thanks to @parakapodfic for getting this conversation up on Storify!


Process Music in Netlabels

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Daniel Barbiero has written an article in Italian art music blog Percorsi Musicali titled Systems Aesthetics in Contemporary Sound Art: Two Netlabels.

It describes my reduction process, as well as discussing other colleagues who have released on the Vuzh Music label, such as Caroline Park, Miquel Parera and Thomas Park.

I encourage you to read it:
http://ettoregarzia.blogspot.com/2014/08/systems-aesthetics-in-contemporary.html


Daniel Barbiero – After 30 x 12 (for C. Reider)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Daniel Barbiero has a new album out for free download on the Open Sound Group netlabel run by Graham Dunning.

I played on it, but Daniel also based the piece on a recording of an improvised performance I gave in October, 2012. I had uploaded the recording to SoundCloud (it is not there any longer), that’s where Daniel heard it. He wrote an event score for “individual gestures” for double bass “from a closed vocabulary of actions to be taken in relation to the sound material”. (Score available for download here: http://uploaddownloadperform.net/DanielBarbiero/After30X12ForC)

(detail of part of the score)


After he’d recorded his performance of the composition, he asked me to contribute a layer of electronics. In consideration of the importance Daniel places on the non-action / quiet engagement in his compositions I naturally drifted toward my method of reduction, a process which frequently produces great swathes of silence followed by tiny scribbles of sound. As I have described here: http://www.vuzhmusic.com/blog/2012/07/03/reduction/, the reduction process is essentially a noise reduction filter, sort of an antimatter cousin of convolution, wherein a sound is chosen to filter another. I used a recording of Daniel’s performance as the filter and the recording of my improvised performance on October 30, 2012 as the target.

Listen to the finished work, which is free to stream or download at the following web address:

http://opensoundgroup.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/release-daniel-barbiero-after-30-x-12-for-c-reider/



“Vuzh Artist Reider On Unique Cassette”

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

I shot the shit with Ryno the Bearded on his podcast. He played a few of my tracks too. My visit starts about 10 minutes in or so and lasts roughly half an hour. Check it out if you wish, it can be streamed or downloaded for later at this address:

http://rynothebearded.com/2014/07/vuzh-artist-reider-on-unique-cassette/



Music Manumit

Monday, 23 June 2014

I had a visit with Tom & Doug at the Music Manumit podcast this weekend. We talked about beer, drones, dreams and Creative Commons licensing… among other things.

Listen (or download) here:
www.musicmanumit.com/2014/06/c-reider-140622-music-manumit-podcast.html


Detritus 1&2

Monday, 23 June 2014

A new cassette release in a limited edition of 21.





These are site recordings, phone messages & unused fragments knitted together. Each copy comes with a unique collage of found discarded paper, and a copy of a William S. Burroughs style cut-up of a love/break-up letter I found in the back of a used copy of “Nova Express”.


It’s $6.75 + shipping.




https://c-reider.bandcamp.com/album/detritus-1-2


The Plangents

Monday, 23 June 2014

A collection of melancholy themes reproduced from memories of dream music.




The Plangents by C. Reider
Available for free / pay-what-you-like from Vuzh Music / Bandcamp.



http://c-reider.bandcamp.com/album/the-plangents


Mongrel Drone Set

Monday, 23 June 2014

New release of acoustic drones from Martin Rach!



Mongrel Drone Set

Free download from Vuzh Music:
http://www.vuzhmusic.com/releases/mongrel.html


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Monday, 23 June 2014

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