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Centering and Displacement (45rpm LP)

Artist: Frank Rosaly
Frank Rosaly - Centering and Displacement Vinyl LP
Label: Utech
Regular Price: $18.95
On Sale For: $12.32 
Year: 2012
Format: Vinyl + CD


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To manipulate a recording of the improvised process is to directly dilute spontaneous conception, and thank god for that.

Centering and Displacement was composed in the winter-summer of 2008 in Chicago. 

A body of improvised source material was collected, segmented and organized by a simple chance operation. These segments were then orchestrated into a sound program and arranged by order of the strict composed form. At times, the score also regulated post-recorded effects to manipulate the original material. As the material was edited, it was divided into six separate channels (three stereo tracks). Each pair of channels was transferred to a cd and each was played on three cd players simultaneously, creating a simple six-channel sound installation. In 2011, the dense six-channel score was revised and reduced to two channels (one stereo track), which is now the final, preferred version.

The result is a centrifugal record filled with moments of surprise and complexity. Drums, percussion and electronics are at the core, revealing themselves with precision and radiant color. Frank Rosaly has created a piece that stands apart in the field of challenging music.
Art by Zachary Rossman.

Limited to 300 copies. Black vinyl. LP includes cd version of the album.
Frank Rosaly (drums, percussion, electronics)
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