Head-turning songs turn headset spheres inside-out.
Sensual music for a folding world in which songs are directions to look.
Territory sees digitally held air seeing edges holding.
A hovering, non-narrative glance.
A story with many holes.
A proposed “idealisation” of experience of parts.
Series of remixes, interventions and interpretations of "Hoist Spell."
Studies, alternate takes, and live versions from the Big Wad Excisions sessions.
Ex includes an excision of the original board photographed for the Big Wad Excisions artwork, a CD-R with studies, alternate takes, and live versions of material revolving around Big Wad Excisions, and a handwritten carbon note. The twenty copies produced were offered in support of Coppice’s Compound/Excisions tour in March 2014.
Accretion, excision, nostalgia.
A portable document format.
A navigable composition for software.
Soft Crown Transparencies is a ‘navigable composition for software’ that repositions the listener in a new type of active listening. It provides coordinates for engaging shifts of vantage point (as all sound layers develop in time) through a navigable vertical axis on the screen. Multiple sectors are accessible for close listening of different points of the interior of the prepared pump organ and of the multiple generations of tape processes.
Soft Crown Transparencies isn’t a game or a tool. It invites the listener to figure a porous journey through a listening format that they can intersect as the music unfolds – to obtain finer details of the music’s materialities and to localize additional audio not found in the stereo mix of Soft Crown.
Size: 252 MB
© 2014 Coppice
Compatibility: MacOS 10.6.8 or later
(Currently not available for Windows OS)
Special thank you to Mathieu Ruhlmann, and to Joey Beaver, Cole Friel, Ryan Hogg, Anthony Martinez, Tim Mena, Brad Nayman, Phil Pobanz, Brent Reardon, and Kyle Schroeder for their help in the construction of portions of the Estey Expander Module electronics present in Soft Crown.
Two cordoned-off vantage points.
A summer amalgam.
What is kept in.
Artifacts on tape pulled from cassettes used in a dual tape-processing device.
All index transfers are artifacts on tape pulled from cassettes used in a dual tape-processing device. Side B contains a sequence of trio performances of Seam (2010), recorded between 2011-2012 in Chicago. In order of appearance: Carol Genetti, Sarah J. Ritch, Berglind Tómasdóttir, Julia A. Miller.
Fibrous processing of tabular appearances.
Recorded 2011-2012 in Fljótstunga, Iceland and High Concept Laboratories, Chicago. Thank you to Halldór Heiðar Bjarnason & Lilián Pineda.
Three perspectival accounts.
Recorded live at the Joseph Bond Chapel and Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago in 2011.
Tape split with N.N.N. Cook
A flattening of dimensions for home listening.
Coppice and the Baschet Brothers' Aluminum Piano.
Recorded live as part of Crystal Baschet Concerts in conjunction with the exhibition Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement in Art of the 1960s at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on August 26, 2011.
Free reeds, processed reeds.
A fixed perspective that offers no choreography for present bodies.
Music that only works together.
Coppice's archive of sonic artifacts in handcrafted editions.
Vinculum is Coppice’s archive of sonic artifacts. It collects different perspectives of air and edges of a shruti box (a small bellowed organ), accordion, tubing, sphygmomanometer, and funnels. Sounds were recorded and reduced to highlight some aspects at the expense of others.
The archive is resource for a series of “performed installations” that study the relationships between audio and audience in spaces: Vinculum (Courses) (2011), Vinculum (Coincidence) (2011), and A Vinculum Variation (2012). Selections from the archive are present in many other recorded compositions, most notably The Pleasance & The Purchase (2010), Bluing/Blueing (2012), Soft Crown (2014), and Bramble (2016).
Between 2010–2016 Vinculum was offered as unique/made-to-order hand-embroidered pouches stuffed with three different CD-R’s inscribed with their catalogue number, and additionally as individual discs in hand-painted sleeves. The listener is encouraged to play the discs simultaneously on repeat from multiple players when possible.
2012’s Vinculum Specimen Edition collects twelve CD-R’s housed in wooden boxes custom-designed and handcrafted by Andrew Furse, in an edition of five. The edition is featured in Stuart Tolley’s book Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics (Thames And Hudson, 2014). The contents of each box are:
Supporters of Vinculum in 2013 were offered a Vinculum Blowing Kit, containing a free reed, brass and plastic tubes, a cork-USB containing an obviously produced memory, and Red Scroll, a short video and 32-page PDF, all stuffed in a hand-embroidered tall Vinculum pouch.