invertebrata track on IFAR Musique Concrète compilation

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 in Blog, Compilations, invertebrata

IFAR Musique Concrète general resources compilation

The compilation ‘Musique Concrète – general resources‘ by IFAR contains a new unreleased INVERTEBRATA track:

Are you sure? A 4’33” view‘ is one of the 15 tracks on the album, all are exactly 4’33” in length, by artists such as EKM, OS125, A. P. Vague, Ben Salomon, aiffhead, Rudy Underglass, Frans Kedes, invertebrata, Public Domain, Body 13, mutantbeatniks, Matthew Bambas, Von Neumann Architecture, M.NOMIZED, Shaun Robert and Oliver Loveday.

The album is one of an ongoing series, that will eventually consist of 40 volumes, and its purpose is to question what Musique Concrète is, within the parameters set. Keep an eye on to see this fantastic project evolve!

This particular volume (Musique Concrète general resources compilation) focusses on ‘general resources’, as you probably guessed – whatever interpretation that might imply.

The way I see it, my ‘invertebrata’ project is and always has been very related to musique concrète.
I randomly detune an acoustic guitar, then listen to the sounds it makes. Then it’s a game between the left and right side of the human brain…

General resources… using a guitar, objects and environmental sounds, television, ambience, as sound objects, musical instruments – using a questionning of the idea/definition of music itself as working material.

I like to play with that human aspect, deconstructing and seemingly reconstructing, letting coincidence and accidental environmental sounds, be it deliberately or not, play a huge role in what will eventually become the end result – a frozen snapshot, like a fly caught in a drop of resin.
Then it becomes something else, it can be replayed and new aspects can be discovered everytime – it stays the same this time but the environment, the listener, everything else evolves and changes, thus it keeps on being something that happens in the moment.