Friday, March 14, 2008

William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Untitled 1 - 3



"Richard and I became friends after meeting at Tonic in NY when he and Taylor Deupree did a show with Carsten Nicolai. He contacted me about a possible collaboration and sent me a track which I thought was very rich and harmonically similar to something I had recently been working on, a very swampy, dark piece I was calling "The Garden of Brokenness" after a very beautiful new installation by James Elaine.
I popped it into pro tools with my piece and something really special was happening, so I spent a few weeks weeding my track, trying different things...eventually I stripped it way down and we were both quite happy with the result.
Richard came up to NY and we fine tuned it a bit together and it was done. Since the piece had changed quite a bit we decided not to use that title for this piece. He then sent me another one and again, it just worked with something else I had been working on...the second track came together very quickly, and there you have it! I love Richard's work...very elegant, like the man!".
(William Basinski)

Two masters of microsound together again for reissuing an appreciated collaborative work released in 2004 on Spekk label, now resumed, expanded with two new tracks and remastered by Taylor Deupree.
William and Richard decided to add “Untitled 3” and its “Reprise” to the two original pieces, keeping the early profile that marked this project.
A matter of pure minimalism here, a sound softly made that gracefully expands itself.
If you have not yet listened to “Untitled” (Spekk, 2004) it's time to do it now, if you loved it you’ll view this update as a well-conceived integration, once again able to transmit to you its meditative atmosphere.

Label: Line
Cat. #: Line_034
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

Tracklisting:
01 - Untitled 1 (20:55)
02 - Untitled 2 (35:09)
03 - Untitled 3 (11:27)
04 - Untitled 3 (Reprise) (05:41)

Richard Chartier’s previous releases:
  • Direct, Incidental, Consequential. (1998, Intransitive Recordings, INT005)
  • A Hesitant Fold (1999, Meme, MEME 016)
  • Post-Fabricated (1999, Microwave Recordings, M0004)
  • SPEC. (1999, 12k, 12k1007) (w/ Taylor Deupree)
  • Tool (1999, Microwave Recordings, M005) (w/ /slo-fi, Goem, Surge)
  • InvalidObject Series (Typeof) (2000, Fällt, F.0014.0020)
  • Series (2000, Line, Line_001)
  • Decisive Forms (2001, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 013)
  • Felt (2001, Tiln, tiln_005)
  • Silver (2001, 3particles, 3PARTICLES01)
  • (For Morton Feldman) (2002, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 024) (w/ Bernhard Günter, Steve Roden)
  • 3_Components (2002, Fusebox, --)
  • Other Materials (2002, 3particles, 3PARTICLES02)
  • Direct, Incidental, Consequential. (Edition 2) (2002, 3particles, 3PARTICLES03)
  • Of Surfaces (2002, Line, Line_008)
  • Sketch For Winter (2002, 3particles, 3PARTICLES04)
  • Archival 1991 (2003, Crouton, crou024)
  • Overview (2003, 3particles, 3PARTICLES05)
  • Two Locations (2003, Line, Line_013)
  • Edition (2004, Line, Line_ED02)
  • Retrieval (2004, ERS, ERS 12/14)
  • Set Or Performance (2004, Line, Line_018)
  • Chessmachine - Chessmachine [Ivan Pavlov Against Richard Chartier] (2004, Mutek_Rec, MTK_CLB03) (w/ Ivan Pavlov)
  • Untitled (2004, Spekk, KK002) (w/ William Basinski)
  • A Field For Recordings. 1 (2005, 3particles, 3PARTICLES06)
  • Kapotte Muziek By Chartier / Raton (2005, Korm Plastics, KP 3019) (w/ Boca Raton)
  • Re'Post'Postfabricated (2005, Defrag Sound Processing, dfrgcd85) (w/ VV.AA.)
  • Retrieval 1-5 (2005, ERS, ERS CD007)
  • Chessmachine - Live In Los Angeles (2005, Line, Line_023)
  • Tracing (2005, Non Visual Objects, nvo 005)
  • Current (2006, Room40, EDRM409)
  • Incidence (2006, Raster-Noton, R-N 75)
  • Levels (Inverted) (2006, Line, Line_ED05)
  • Reflect What You Are ... (2006, 3particles, 3PARTICLES08)
  • Specification.Fifteen (2006, Line, Line_027) (w/ Taylor Deupree)
  • Fabrication (2007, Die Stadt, DS99) (w/ Asmus Tietchens) (here)
  • November 9, 2007 (2007, term., term.18) (w/ Sawako, Shinjiro Yamaguchi)
  • Absence (2008, 3particles, 3PARTICLES09)
Richard Chartier’s subsequent releases:
  • Further Materials (2008, Line, Line_035)
  • Untitled (angle.1) (2009, Non Visual Object, nvo 018)
  • A Field For Mixing (2010, Room40, RM439)
  • Fabrication 2 (2010, Auf Abwegen, AATP29) (w/ Asmus Tietchens)
  • Untitled Tapes: 1991-1993 (2011, 3particles, 3PARTICLES12)
  • Transparency (Performance) (2011, Line, LINE_049)
  • Built Through (2012, Line, LINE_056) (w/ Robert Curgenven)
  • Undefined (2013, Farmacia901, F90110) (w/ Yann Novak)
  • Interior Field (2013, Line, LINE_062)  
  • Divertissement (2015, Important Records, imprec417) (w/ William Basinski)
    Richard Chartier appears on:
    • 0/r - 0/r (1999, 12k, 12k1006)
    • Kim Cascone - Layeral Intersect #2: Pseudosphere (2001, Anechoic/Deadtech, Intersect-002)
    • Freiband - .tiln Mixes (2003, Tiln, tiln_024)
    • VV.AA. - Mutek 04 (2004, Mutek_Rec, MTK04)
    • Alva Noto - Transvision (2005, Raster-Noton, R-N 62)
    • VV.AA. - Colorfield Variations (2009, Line, Line_038)
    Richard Chartier’s tracks appear on:
    • VV.AA. - Lowercase (2000, Bremsstrahlung, blung 001) track: 3particles
    • VV.AA. - Untitled (2000, 12k, 12k1008) track: Untitled
    • VV.AA. - Variious (2000, Intransitive Recordings, INT013) track: Sent
    • VV.AA. - Computer Music Journal (2001, MIT Press)
    • VV.AA. - Between Two Points (2001, 12k/Line, 12k1012/Line_004) track: 010101
    • VV.AA. - Chronologi 12k: Year 1-Year 4 (2001, Instinct Records, INS572-2) tracks: Specification Seven (w/ Taylor Deupree), Live (Excerpt)
    • VV.AA. - Clicks & Cuts 2 (2001, Mille Plateaux, MP 098) track: Filer
    • Goem - Gast (2001, Mutek_Rec, MTK_CLB01) track: Gast.Re (w/ Goem)
    • VV.AA. - After (2002, 12k, 12k1017) tracks: Cascone + Chartier + Deupree (w/ Kim Cascone, Taylor Deupree), Afterimage
    • VV.AA. - Whitney Biennial 2002 (2002, Whitney Museum of American Art) track: series[6] (edit)
    • VV.AA. - Circle 0 (2002, Fylkingen Records, FYCD 1019) track: Herein, Then
    • VV.AA. - Inflation (*0 "0.000" Remix) (2002, Mu Label, MU LABEL003 + 004) track: 000.0/01
    • VV.AA. - Minima~list (2002, List, L 0001) track: Composition 09.01
    • VV.AA. - Frequencies [Hz] (2003, Raster-Noton, ltd008) track: Tracing (Sketch For Andreas)
    • VV.AA. - Two Point Two (2003, 12k/Line, 12k1026/Line_016)
    • VV.AA. - Sounding Spaces - 9 Sound Installations (2003, ICC) track: Specification.Eleven (w/ Taylor Deupree)
    • VV.AA. - (1.8)sec.comp (2004, (1.8)sec.records, (1.8)sec001) track: Untitled (For 1.8)
    • Steinbrüchel & Brusa - -00:dedaih (2004, Synchron, sync03) track: audio rmxs
    • VV.AA. - Loop 01 (2004, Loop, LOOP 01) track: Silver
    • VV.AA. - Netmage 04 (2004, Wire Magazine, TDKNETM04) track: How Things Change (Excerpt)
    • VV.AA. - Mutek 05 (2005, Mutek_Rec, MTK05) track: Tempt
    • VV.AA. - 35 Mutant Seconds Based On Rafael Toral's Creamy Burst (2005, Grain of Sound/Baskaru, gos016/ karu:3) track: Improvisation_122904b
    • VV.AA. - Line Promo (2006, Line, PROMO) tracks: Excerpt From “Set Or Performance”, Excerpt From “Specification Fifteen” (w/ Taylor Deupree)
    • VV.AA. - On Isolation (2006, Room40, EDRM410) track: A Field For Recordings.3
    • VV.AA. - Lágrimas De Miedo N°13 - Parhélie (2007, Fear Drop, LAGR 013) track: (Sketch) For Deletion
    • VV.AA. - Camera Lucida (2007, Line, Line_030) track: Specification.sixteen (w/ Taylor Deupree)
    • VV.AA. - Communication Defines Culture Volume 2 (2007, Conversation Records, CONVERS 002) track: Untitled
    • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (2007, Non Visual Objects, nvo 011) track: A Field For Recordings 2 (here)
    • VV.AA. - Sound Contributions I (5.1) (2007, Leerraum [ ], 031.2007)
    • VV.AA. - Airport Symphony (2007, Room40, EDRM417) track: Retrieval Path (here)
    • VV.AA. - Atlantic Waves 2007 Festival Sampler (2007, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/Wire Magazine, CGFCD107-2, Issue 285) track: (Sketch For) Deletion.2
    • VV.AA. - Recovery (2008, Fractured Recordings, FRACT 01) track: Bleak Is My Favourite Cliché (w/ CoH)
    • VV.AA. - Optofonica (2009, Line, Line_041) track: Sonolevitation (w/ Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand)
    • VV.AA. - 10 (2011, Room40, DRM410) track: Rendered1_2009

    As for William Basinski, refer to this post
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    Links:
    Richard Chartier
    William Basinski (myspace) (MMLXII label)
    Line

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