Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Andy Graydon - Chora For




Leerraum [ ] is a Swiss label, active since 2003 in publishing refined works which gravitate around avant-garde music, treated with rigorous minimal approach, also as it pertains the packaging.
In the last years its releases have come in DVD format, at times with multimedia contents and often with intentions to give a better audio quality to the listener.
In September 2008 Leerraum [ ] issued “Chora For” by Andy Graydon, soundartist interested in exploring spaces between aural and visual domains.
In fact his activities range from exhibitions and performances to compositions, films and videos.
As for his music, it appears to be a crossroads where concretism, minimalism and other essences meet themselves, so many being influences and inspirations which interact here.
“Chora For” is a long single piece running for 27 minutes, good example of minimal aesthetics with slight differences if compared to the standards in this field, because of an irregular structure, almost an assemblage of various fragments.
Iterative patterns, multi-layered textures and a geometric overlapping of modules in the first part (ending around the sixth minute).
Then, after a progressive subtraction of sounds, the second section, starting with crackling effects and other intrusions originated from environmental recordings which introduce more complex entities.
Afterwards the theme changes, in a rumbling crescendo that suddenly turns into silence.
This piece could be pleasantly accompanied by something visual into Andy’s style, anyway it represents a significant step ahead for Graydon’s conceptual project, the most evocative work conceived by Andy so far, and, indeed, one of the best releases by Leerraum.

Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 053.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0
Release date: 09/2008
Notes: limited edition of 80 copies

Tracklisting:
01 - Chora For (27:02)

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Discography:

Focal Plane (Ten Frames Align On The)














Label: EKO Netlabel
Cat. #: EKO 008
Format: File, MP3 + Mov
Release date: 2006



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At Bay














Label: Winds Measure Recordings
Cat. #: wm06
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2007

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20070731Ff















w/ Ben Owen

Label: Unframed Recordings
Cat. #: uf10e005
Format: CD-R
Release date: 07/2007

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Chora For















Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 053.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0
Release date: 09/2008

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Subtracted/Untitled [Altbau]
















w/ Richard Garet

Label: WHITE_LINE Editions
Cat. #: 001.011
Format: 3" CD-R
Release date: 03/2009

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Interregnum












Label: on;(do)
Cat. #: ang01
Format: File, Mp3, 192k
Release date: 06/2009

(+ .mov files)
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Geomancy
















Label: mAtter
Cat. #: mAtter003
Format: CD + DVD
Release date: 06/2009

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Frame, Fault, Fold
















w/ Kenneth Kirschner

Label: Impulsive Habitat
Cat. #: IHab007
Format: File, Mp3, 320k
Release date: 04/2010



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Untitled, (Magnetisms)
















w/ Pierre Gerard

Label: Winds Measure Recordings
Cat. #: wm21
Format: Cassette, C40
Release date: 02/2011

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Appears on:

EA - Balancing Act With Controlled Dynamics
















Label: Winds Measure Recordings
Cat. #: wm05
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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EA - Balancing Act With Controlled Dynamics: Take Two














Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNV47
Format: File, MP3, VBR
Release date: 2008



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EA - Variations
















Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.onl_0003
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 05/2010



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Tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - The Post_Piano 2 Open Remix Project (2005, term., term. 12) track: Cloister 05.20.05
  • VV.AA. - 8 Sound Works (2005, NY Society Of Acoustic Ecology, --) track: Moitie-verites
  • VV.AA. - Summerlights (2006, EKO Netlabel, EKO 006) track: Afield
  • David Vélez & V/A - DataTransfer2 (2007, EKO Netlabel, EKO 018) (2010, Impulsive Habitat, IHabR001) track: Efface, Erase, Redact (Triptych) (w/ Richard Garet, David Vélez)
  • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (2007, Non Visual Objects, nvo 011) track: Microclimates For Paliku (here)
  • VV.AA. - Summerlights #2 (2007, EKO Netlabel, EKO 016) track: Constant Partial Attention
  • FOURM - Four States (2008, WHITE_LINE EDITIONS, WLED 005) track: Volumes In Translation For Graham
  • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n (2008, Winds Measure Recordings, wm10) track: Two Fold Note (For Pete And Chloe)
  • FOURM - ARCHISONICS Sonifying Architecture (2008, WHITE_LINE EDITIONS, WLED 006.001) tracks: Chora Three By Five, Dissolving Solids
  • VV.AA. - Variations In White Part 1 (2009, WHITE_LINE EDITIONS, WLED 000.012.1) track: On Reflection
  • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n - cs02 (2010, Winds Measure Recordings, wm20) track: One World Equity
  • Shinkei + Mise_En_Scene - Leftovers (Reworked) (2011, Crónica, Crónica 060~2011) track: Internegative
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Latest releases on Leerraum []:

Richard Garet - Winter
















Cat. #: 055.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0
Release date: 10/2008
Notes: limited Edition of 80 copies

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Asher - Untitled Fragments
















Cat. #: 056.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.1/Stereo
Release date: 11/2008
Notes: limited Edition of 80 copies

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Mise En Scene - Shelfs
















Cat. #: 057.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0/Stereo
Release date: 11/2008
Notes: limited Edition of 80 copies

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Marihiko Hara - Unrhymed
















Cat. #: 058.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0/Stereo
Release date: 12/2008
Notes: limited Edition of 80 copies

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Mahmoud Refat - Viennoise
















Cat. #: 054.2008
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0/Stereo
Release date: 12/2008
Notes: limited Edition of 80 copies

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Nicolas Bernier - Silence.musique
















Cat. #: 060.2010
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 4.0/Stereo
Release date: 02/2010
Notes: limited Edition of 60 copies

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Idrioema - Ianua
















Cat. #: 061.2010
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 5.1/Stereo
Release date: 02/2010
Notes: limited Edition of 60 copies

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Honor Harger & Tez - Sideralia #01 Ionosphere
















Cat. #: 062.2010
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 5.1/Stereo
Release date: 02/2010
Notes: limited Edition of 60 copies

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Zimoun Feat. Helena Gough - Zimoun │ Feat. Helena Gough
















Cat. #: 063.2010
Format: DVD-R, PAL, Multichannel, 5.1/Stereo
Release date: 02/2010
Notes: limited Edition of 60 copies

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Telcosystems - 12_series
















Cat. #: 064.2010
Format: DVD-Video + Book
Release date: 04/2010
Notes: limited Edition of 3 copies

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d'incise & Stefan Thut - vier, 1-12 (4.0)

















Cat. #: 071.2015
Format: File, Digital download
Release date: 05/2015

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Richard Garet + Zimoun - 21.21 (Multichannel 5.1)

















Cat. #: 072.2015
Format: File, Digital download
Release date: 06/2015

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Links:
Andy Graydon
Leerraum []

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