Untitled (for Po Chu​-​i)

by Gil Sansón

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"Lying motionless, the lute, full of emotions. Why should I bother playing it? A breeze will come to resonate its strings" Po Chu-i

Untitled (for Po Chu-i) has to do mainly with the sound of air inside small and medium chambers such as a large bottle, the inside of a guitar, a long cardboard tube, etc. This process of selecting a chamber or a number of chambers has the property of giving a tonal undercurrent to any stretch of incidental sound recorded inside of it, and the simple act of layering one or two more recordings of different chambers can give enough tonal interest as to engage the listener. The incidental sounds themselves are already blurred by the sound and tone of the chamber, filtering some frequencies and highlighting others. The ancient Chinese poem revels in its uneventfulness and so does this piece, which is basically just long stretches of colored silences.

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released September 6, 2015

Gil Sansón (1970) is a composer, improvisor and multi media artist, interested mostly in highlighting conceptual paradoxes, gray areas between artistic disciplines and practices and matters of coherence between discourse and practice, ethics and philosophical practice. His sound works range from piano music to quite complex score based works coordinating the input of several artists, to field recording based composition and sound installation. His work has appeared on a number of experimental record labels such as Winds Measure, Contour, Impulsive Habitat, Lengua de Lava, Mystery Sea, among others.

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Very Quiet Records is a small independent label. The idea is simple. We release recordings of quiet places or situations from sound artists and field recordists from around the world. (Please note, we are not accepting submissions at the moment).

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