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Delirious Cartographies (vinyl LP)

Richard Scott - Delirious Cartographies (vinyl LP)
Part of the Arbitrary's Framework editions, Delirious Cartographies by composer, improviser and synthesist Richard Scott includes three pieces on 12" vinyl and six printed drawings—as well as a text by Scott—published as a limited edition portfolio folder.
"These compositions capture aspects of my personal sonic experience of specific times and places. Extending beyond my usual work with analogue synthesizer, these pieces open the doors and windows to the outside world, incorporating field and live recordings made in various locations and situations. Rather than intending any clear sense of narrative, these are molecular dialogues between elements and geographies which do not necessarily share organic points of connection, other than my own incomplete experience and memory of them."
The final piece "6 Graphic Etudes" (included as digital prints) is intended as a set of visual / sonic sketches, each of which describes a discrete kind of movement or texture. These may have a variety of uses; as musical exercises, as scores, combined as parts of scores, or simply as stand-alone visual propositions / artworks.
The pieces were composed between 2017 and 2021 at Sound Anatomy, Berlin, Spektrum Berlin, EMS Stockholm, NOVARS, University of Manchester, the Electronic Music Studios, University of Huddersfield and in Boliqueime, Portugal.
As well as various microphones, hydrophones and recorders, the instruments used on this recording are mostly analogue and modular synthesisers: Hordijk Modular, Serge Modular, EMS Synthi A, various Eurorack modules, Buchla Thunder midi controller, Oberheim Xpander, Clavia Nord Micro Modular, CataRT and maxMSP, Rob Hordijk Blippoo box. On "Thunder, actually bicycles..." Axel Dörner plays a Holton Firebird trumpet with additional live-sampling via maxMSP and a controller interface developed by Sukandar Kartadinata. 
Limited to 300 copies, prints on 275g Gmund paper, red cardboard folder, foil embossed cover, download code included.

Richard Scott is a composer and performer of electronic and improvised music. Focusing on the compositional and performance possibilities of analogue modular synthesizers, he also works with a variety of digital technologies such as Ambisonics, multichannel diffusion and with instruments such as the Buchla Lightning and Thunder and his self-designed WiGi system developed as an Artistic Resident at STIEM.
He has performed with many great improvising musicians, for example; Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn, Audrey Chen, Clive Bell, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Michael Vorfeld, Jon Rose, Ute Wassermann, Shelley Hirsch, Evan Parker, Frank Gratkowski, Stock, Hausen and Walkman, Bark! and the Lightning Ensemble.
Initially inspired to play electronic music by Cabaret Voltaire, Lee Scratch Perry and Stockhausen in the early 1980s he was later introduced to free improvisation by John Stevens (Spontaneous Music Ensemble) and studied saxophone under the guidance of Elton Dean and Steve Lacy. He studied Indian classical and West African music and later acousmatic and electroacoustic composition with professors David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.
Initially inspired to play electronic music by Cabaret Voltaire, Lee Scratch Perry and Stockhausen in the early 1980s he was later introduced to free improvisation by John Stevens (Spontaneous Music Ensemble) and studied saxophone under the guidance of Elton Dean and Steve Lacy. He studied Indian classical and West African music and later acousmatic and electroacoustic composition with professors David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.
He has released many recordings, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSI records and a solo double LP, Several Circles, and an album with Twinkle3 and Sidsel Endreson for Cusp Editions. He co-founded and co-curated several notable concert series in Berlin: Basic Electricity, AUXXX and Sound Anatomy. From his Berlin studio he also works as a Mastering Engineer, mostly for weird and wonderful artists and labels, for example his own Sound Anatomy label, PSI Records and Huddersfield Contemporary Records (HCR).
Richard Scott holds a PhD in Sociology/Musicology, an Masters in Electroacoustic Composition, an HND in Jazz Theory and Musicianship. He is author of several articles on the subject of Free Improvisation, Modular Synthesis and post-acousmatic music. He wrote extensively for Wire magazine, was administrator at the LMC (London Musician's Collective) and has been an active member of the improvising and electroacoustic communities in London, Manchester and Berlin. He initiated the Sines&Squares Featival for Analogue and Modular Synthesis in Manchester in 2014 and 2016.
Written & produced by Richard Scott.
Drawings by Richard Scott.
Graphic design: Mads Emil Nielsen.
Mastered & cut by Kassian Troyer at D&M, Berlin.
 
published in September 2022
white vinyl
45 rpm
 
32.00
 
in stock
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