Experimedia Films present Strange Lines and Distances, an award winning two-channel audio-visual installation by artist Joshua Bonnetta which examines Guglielmo Marconi’s first transatlantic radio broadcast. The work is inspired by Marconi’s belief that sound never diminishes, but rather grows incrementally fainter and fainter. He believed that with an adequately sensitive receiver, one could amplify the echoes of history. Strange Lines and Distances looks at and listens to the past, revisiting Marconi’s original transmission sites in order to explore the hauntological aspects of radio and landscape. The installation invites a consideration of the monumental impact of the first wireless transmission, and explores the medium’s potential to conflate and fragment both space and time. The dual channels represent the transmission site in Poldhu Cove, U.K. and the receiving site at Fever Hospital, St. John’s, NL. Each historical site is documented using 16mm colour negative film. The sonic composition was created from site-specific field recordings, shortwave and longwave radio recordings and archival material.
Presented as a lavish limited edition featuring:
-DVD of the film
-12” Vinyl LP containing an extended score
-Printed inner sleeve with Monograph by Jeffrey Sconce
-Uncoated Gatefold Sleeve
-HD Video & Audio Download Coupons
+Optional Blu-Ray Add-on
Available March 18 2014 from Experimedia.net.
Strange Lines and Distances has been featured at Images Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival and was awarded the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award.
Presented by Experimedia Films in association with Images Festival, Umor Rex Records and Evil Llama.
Launch screening and talk with the artist will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art on February 27 2014.
Amber Decay by Kangding Ray. From the forthcoming album Solens Arc on Raster-Noton.
Video for C. Spencer Yeh / Okkyung Lee / Lasse Marhaug - Wake Up Awesome. From the forthcoming album Wake Up Awesome on Software Label’s Software Studio Series. Out November 19, 2013.
"Wake Up Awesome, by C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), Okkyung Lee, and Lasse Marhaug (Jazzkamer), is the second chapter of SSTUDIOS (Software Studios Series). SSTUDIOS is a new venture in the Software Recording Co.’s expanding catalog that invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision.
Inspired by the historical intersections of live performance and studio post-production, Wake Up Awesome is a modern kind of fusion in technique as well as genre. At its core are three artists highly experienced with both instant and labored composition. Together, they found the studio generated improvisations were iteratively developed by each on their own.
Passages of real-time improvisation duck and swerve into electro-concrete tangles of samples, edits and juxtaposition – all you’d want out of a world of mechanical possibility. If it sounds intentional on the record, it was. IIf Yeh and Marhaug’s more electronic affinities in their respective practices place them as the “producers,” then Lee’s cello often leads the drive as a sort of soloist.
The resulting conversation is genuinely both serious and iconoclastic. All three artists have a history of dialogue, but this is the first time they’ve hung out for the record — we’re very happy that they did.
The SSTUDIOS (Software Studios Series) invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision.
The definition of what makes music “electronic” is transmutable. SSTUDIOS artists in turn have expanded the definition and responsibilities of the modern “electronic” musician to naturally embrace mixed practices including composition, improvisation, aleatory / extended technique, curation, self-publishing, and a fundamental approach to music beyond euphonic sound.
Recognizing these heterogeneous strategies, SSTUDIOS facilitates an adaptive milieu for realization of a singular statement. The process originates in the studio at Mexican Summer in Brooklyn, New York. These initial sessions are the nucleus of the series, the artists recording in an intimate, scalable environment while engaged in dialogue with the series’ curators and collaborators.”
IASOS// 1979 DOCUMENTARY (NUMERO GROUP)
The excellent Numero Group label wades into ambient and new age synthesis. From the album “Celestial Soul Portrait.” Available now.
DATE PALMS// “DUSTED DOWN” (THRILL JOCKEY)
Exquisite psychedelia attuned to both the desert and the cosmos. From the album “The Dusted Sessions.” Video effects by Andy Puls. Available now.
JASON LESCALLEET// “ESCARGOT” (ERSTWHILE)
Clanging, revolving textures inform this piece of tape music. From the album “Songs About Nothing.” Video by Adel Souto. Available now.
COLLEEN// “HUMMING FIELDS” (SECOND LANGUAGE)
Ringing, chiming layers unfold into a odd type of pop song. From the album “The Weighing of the Heart.” Video by Makino Takashi. Available now.
CO LA// “MAKE IT SLAY” (SOFTWARE)
Crisp, downtempo electronic pop. From the album “Moody Coup.” Video by Andrew Strasser. Available now.
TINY LEAVES// “ABRAHAM” (FUTURESEQUENCE)
A comforting collection of soft pedal piano melodies. From the album “A Good Land, An Excellent Land.” Video by Andreas Theophanatos. Album forthcoming.
RAMBUTAN// “TOPOLOGY” (FABRICA)
A buzzing, psychedelic landscape of electronics. From the album “Inverted Summer.” Video by Rachel Evans. LP forthcoming.
DANIEL MENCHE// “VILKE” EDIT (SIGE)
Noisy textures and propulsive percussion that sounds like the earth splitting open. From the album “Vilke.” Artwork by Faith Coloccia. Available now.
DIRTY BEACHES// “CASINO LISBOA” (ZOO MUSIC)
A raw, distorted, drone-imbued take on pop music. From the album “Drifters / Love Is The Devil.” Available now.
LUBOMYR MELNYK// “THE SIX DAY MOMENT” EDIT (ERASED TAPES)
Gorgeous and cascading piano minimalism. From the album “Corollaries.” Video by SpringerParker, artwork by Gregory Euclide. Available now.