A curated series of field recordings and musique concrète works by contemporary artists.

 

Volume 7

CS Tolan's Is it pretty out there?

 

Recorded in Yosemite National Park, El Portal, and the Inyo National Forest during the first half of 2012, CS Tolan's Is it pretty out there? is a mesmerizing collection of manipulated field recordings. Tolan's collection of sounds from the American West, both jagged and majestic, weave themselves into a dense digital landscape throughout the work. If Pierre Schaeffer was alive today, and had to explain his idea of musique concrete, he would sit us down and play Is it pretty out there?. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition CDR at the Discrete Spectrum store available on October 16, 2012.

 

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Volume 6

Ondelette's Steubenville

 

Ondelette explores the sonic landscape of a dying mill town. This work captures thunder echoing over an infinite hill-scape, starlings reclaiming the trees once their own, and the delicate balance of life thriving and dying. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition CDR at the Discrete Spectrum store.

 

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Volume 5

Mike Tolan's Under the Blue Line

 

Made to be listened to at full volume, Tolan's "Under the Blue Line" is as comfortable being a power electronics piece as it is a document of man's sonic attempt to defeat nature. Recorded underneath the tracks of the Blue Line in Chicago, Tolan captures man's attempt to make whatever gods feel our own growing power. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition CDR at the Discrete Spectrum store.

 

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Volume 4

Jennifer Court's Laszlo Takes Off

 

The fourth piece in Discrete Spectrum's sound series is a collection of field recordings Court juxtaposes into a surreal aural landscape. With echos of earlier Schaefferian worlds, Court's vision is as delicate and beautiful as it is unsettling. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition CDR at the Discrete Spectrum store.

 

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Volume 3

Jacob Trombetta's Cuyahoga Falls

 

    Over the course of twenty-four hours during the summer of 2011, Trombetta captured the sonic environment from his porch. A street is removed, a thunderstorm washes away its remains during the night, then a new street is born the following morning. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition CDR at the Discrete Spectrum store.

 

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Volume 2

Jennifer Court's Arizona

 

    This is a collection of field recordings Court collected in Arizona during the summer of 2011. A sonic collection of lazy days with old and new friends. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition CDR at the Discrete Spectrum store.

 

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Volume 1

Jacob Trombetta's The Continental United States

 

    The first installment in the Discrete Spectrum Sound Series are the field recordings Jacob Trombetta collected over various parts of the Continental United States during 2007. Trombetta was on tour supporting Richard Buckner, Southern California was burning, Blackwater was building a military base in Arizona, and a sonic portrait of Northern America was being taken city by city. Download the entire mp3 collection here or buy the limited edition double CDR set at the Discrete Spectrum store.

 

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