Nat and Roos - an ongoing collaboration between myself and Ross Simonini - have two things happening this month! July 13th-19th we'll have a site-specific piece up on the ever-so-ephemeral online exhibition space VioletStrays.com. Make sure to go to violet strays each day to listen and observe as our exhibit changes. The piece, Five Searches, provides an opportunity for people to listen to the online space they are currently in (necessarily in since Violet Strays is online), as well as to our own interpretations of these sounds as they resonate with us musically. Over the course of a week we will collect a series of field recordings while using our respective and various internet-related devices. These field recordings will not be merely the sounds of computers being used but all the sounds that occur or change over time whenever one comes back to the same place - essentially a sonic record of the space one might inhabit to view the online gallery. We will then use these field recordings as source material to create sound and music - sometimes in very literal ways, sometimes as source material for music. Each day will be an evolving record of time in this online space and our response to it - in essence a strikingly banal, but thorough investigation into an often unspoken place we all inhabit. Make sure to check out Five Searches starting July 13th!
In other news, Nat and Roos have just released All of the Above, a score that we did for choreographer Catherine Cabeen earlier in 2012. Like our other dance and film scores, All of the Above is an electro-acoustic work that is composed, performed and recorded by us. This one is especially exuberant and kaleidoscopic - shimmering guitar motives over darting percussive layers, falsetto choirs, field recordings, big gongs and distant conch shell blasts recorded in a parking garage. It was a really fun piece to record and see come together with the dance as well. You can buy the piece at your favorite digital retailer like amazon or emusic, itunes, etc. Have a listen!