the black transparency II

by Jeff Gburek

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Originally released on my Orphan Sounds label. Electric guitar, looped mixing board, analog processing. Recorded direct to digital disc in one session in New Mexico, 2002.

About this idea: “Marked sound”–to challenge the transparency of digital recording and interrogate its internal structures & create sounds that would not exist without the medium itself pushed into/against the digital grain: with analog, real-time tools, chase the level of distortion signals into self-cancellation and crackling “silences”, hydraulic, gushing and soaring white noise, explosions of color, tubes of rushing air, valves, very physical, at times sounding like the work of a horn or an journey through the intestines of a particle accelerator.

The original art work consisted of hand-lettered ink and two ribbons of black electrical tape affixed to the cover.

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released December 31, 2003

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Jeff Gburek Projects Poland

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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