A vast expanse of intricate ambience, texture, and tone that encounters Stephen O'Malley exploring quiet, introspective depths.
This record is part of the MMXX Series. In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 experimental/electronic artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Each record is limited to 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each 12" is housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, coming with a print of the artist artwork.
Stephen O'Malley (born in 1974 in Seattle, lives and works in Paris) is a composer and musician. O'Malley's multifaceted, multidisciplinary interests intersect on many levels. He has been involved in hundreds of concerts and performances around the world over since 1993. O'Malley is a founding member of several groups and a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and composers in various formations, in concert and studio settings. Wildly prolific, His oeuvre is defined by its remarkable breadth and complexity and includes collaborations with a wide range of musicians, including Scott Walker, Merzbow
, Jim O'Rourke
, Keiji Haino
, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Rehberg
, James Plotkin, Z'EV
, and Oren Ambarchi
; French choreographer and theater director Gisèle Vienne
; author Dennis Cooper
; contemporary composers Iancu Dumitrescu, Roger Tessier, Eyvind Kang and Alvin Lucier
; Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov; American sculptor Banks Violette; Italian performance artist Nico Vascellari
; Luxembourg's filmmaker artists Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert
; Swiss artist Emily Ding; American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch; Fashion designer Rick Owens; Belgian filmmaker Alexis Destoop; and many others.