mass and momentum

by Jeff Gburek

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a composition culled from field recordings made in France and Spain in 2005 with recordings from improvised performances at Share (NYC), Les Voutes, (Paris), Barcelona and Berlin. First commissioned by Bagatellen Webzine re-published as an ogg file by Mattin's desextea netlabel and later released 16-bit, hard-copy version in CD-R in an edtion of 50 copies by sycophanticide (Seattle, WA).

text on the original cd reads as follows:

"momentum and mass momentum and mass momentum mass

(this bundle though accessible is not necessary nor adequate to describe) the need to periodically dismantle things, techno-ideo-logical things, fumes of a broken radio, the desire to receive inhuman signals the dis-aurora of ruined buildings, abandoned boxcars, scrap-wood and tire-fire blazing in an oil-drum, the baby carriage on its side with one wheel missing the recognition of some far off reserve of survivalist aggression that made it possible for (x) to be born, the shame over the (x)centrism of such violence

knowing no one, asking for nothing, ow(n)ing nothing, civility, a relation to people, moves across the relation to body, an authentic relation to body not established therein, civility remains undefined in terms of an art form that searches for a genuine body

from which politics may come, interrupt pavlovian chains of movement there is silence inside a sound the weight of this at times the sound is the shield of a silence the masses spiraling the tattered topology

jeff gburek berlin jan.06
gratitudes and blessings to all possibilizing peoples"

two hard copies remain, see the merch box :)

A recent comment on Mass & Momentum:

"Vos univers sonores sont magnifiques car ils témoignent ,entre autres de la rumeur du monde ,et celà me fait du bien de savoir que des compositeurs n'oublient pas le peuple en lutte...merci à vous. S. K. "

thanks Sylwie


released February 7, 2013



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guitarist, composer, improvisor, sound artist, prepared guitar, unprepared guitars, stones, found objects, phonography, electronics, digital manipulation.studied Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, developed as a percussionist studied the theories of Partch and Xenakis while working in the dance/theater/butoh project Djalma Primordial Science.STEIM residency and Darmstadt summer. ... more

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