Thursday, July 7, 2011

Richard Garet + Asher Thal-Nir - Melting Ground




Flying over the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska... ...videotaping mazes of crevasses, peaks blurred by clouds, sinuous lines drawn by snow... ...running upon hidden details, unusual forms, mapping concrete entities...
Coupling this with subtle piano touches, added to the scenario, softly cadenced, echoing tunes that come one after the other, without stopping...

"Melting Ground", audiovisual product, result of a collaboration between Richard Garet and Asher Thal-Nir, can be summed up with these words.
The video content (by Garet) consists of a hand-held shot, 43 minutes long, that goes back to 2005.
Uninterrupted sequence heavily re-edited by Richard, "stained" through superimposition of a flickering effect covering the whole running time. In addition, the decision to opt for a B&W format which, associated with shadowy timbres of sound, gives a retro feeling to the footage.

Asher took care of the audio section, by offering a single piece that runs parallel to the video and fits splendidly in the flowing images.
A piano and nothing else. Gestures captured by microphones placed inside its body (Asher already resorted to this compositional paradigm, successfully, in a recent past), the pressing of keys distinctly audible, series of notes which periodically repeat themselves, a pulsating melody intentionally mingled with a persistent noise generated by the helicopter blades.

The filmed scenes show various areas of the location with variable depth of field: as soon as the camera operates at close range, amorphous elements manifest themselves, irregular strokes stand out, granular textures become more pronounced.
Spontaneous variations in light intensity, needed to make the rest...
The music goes with the frames, slowly proceeding, emphasizing and coloring them.

Fruitful synergy, indeed, and really special work that enriches the catalogue, falling perfectly within the conceptual ambit of the label.



Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.dvd_0002
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 02/2011
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies

Tracklist:
01 - Melting Ground (43:04)






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Richard Garet’s discography:

Intrinsic Motion
















Label: Non Visual Objects
Cat. #: nvo 008
Format: CD
Release date: 2006

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L'avenir
















Label: Winds Measure Recordings
Cat. #: wm12
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008

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Winter
















Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 055.2008
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 2008

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Subtracted/Untitled [Altbau]
















w/ Andy Graydon

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

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Four Malleable
















Label: and/OAR
Cat. #: and/34
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 11/2009

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Melting Ground
















w/ Asher Thal-Nir

Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.dvd_0002
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 02/2011

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Decentering
















Label: Sourdine
Cat. #: sd-005
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2011

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Areal
















Label: 23five
Cat. #: 23five 016
Format: CD
Release date: 02/2012

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Silver
















Label: Observatoire
Cat. #: obs 033
Format: CD
Release date: 03/2012

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Blank Tape Positive

















Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.cd_0007
Format: CD-R
Release date: 03/2012

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Live Recordings

















Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.onl_0011
Format: File, Mp3, 320k
Release date: 02/2015

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21.21 (Multichannel 5.1)

















w/ Zimoun

Label: Leerraum []
Cat. #: 072.2015
Format: File, Digital download
Release date: 06/2015

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60' Cassette

















Label: Helen Scarsdale Agency
Cat. #: HMS031
Format: Cassette
Release date: 07/2015

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Meta

















Label: Line
Cat. #: LINE_072
Format: CD
Release date: 10/2015

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March 16, 2016


















w/ Daniel Neumann

Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.scr_0008
Format: Video
Release date: 08/2016

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Richard Garet appears on:

EA - Balancing Act With Controlled Dynamics
















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

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Brendan Murray & Seth Nehil - Sillage

















Label: Sedimental
Cat. #: SED CD 049
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

here
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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, 192k
Release date: 05/2010



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Richard Garet's tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - Territorium (2005, Non Visual Objects, nvo 004) track: Circle
  • David Vélez & V/A - DataTransfer2 (2007, EKO Netlabel, EKO 018) (2010, Impulsive Habitat, IHabR001) track: Efface, Erase, Redact (Triptych) (w/ Andy Graydon, David Vélez)
  • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (2007, Non Visual Objects, nvo 011) track: Précis (here)
  • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n (2008, Winds Measure Recordings, wm10) track: 59 Seconds
  • VV.AA. - Variations In White Part 2 (2009, WHITE_LINE EDITIONS, WLED 001.014) track: White Marks On White
  • VV.AA. - Framework250 (Branch Edition) (2010, Framework Radio, --) track: Without Walls
  • VV.AA. - Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy And Epilogue (2010, and/OAR, and/36) track: Untitled
  • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n - cs02 (2010, Winds Measure Recordings, wm20) track: often_untitled
  • VV.AA. - Archaic Variations - Localization (2012, Obs, obs * v/a 040) track: R.O.U / Tristán Narvaja - Villa Biarritz
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Asher Thal-Nir’s discography:

...And Invariably The Blue
















Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNV22
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 2005



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Two Compositions
















Label: term.
Cat. #: term.11
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 2005



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Directions
















Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 024.2006
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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Graceful Degradation

















Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNV R07
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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Landscapes Elsewhere
















Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNV R12
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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The Anguish Is Not The Same
















Label: Homophoni
Cat. #: homo016
Format: File, MP3
Release date: 2006



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Three Untitled Pieces
















Label: Earlabs
Cat. #: LM033
Format: File, MP3
Release date: 2006



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Untitled
















(w/ Stephane Flauder)

Label: La Main Gauche Production
Cat. #: 009
Format: File, MP3
Release date: 2006



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In Camera
















Label: Homophoni
Cat. #: homo021
Format: File, MP3
Release date: 2007

here

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The Depths, The Colors, The Objects & The Silence
















Label: Mystery Sea
Cat. #: MS39
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2007

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Untitled Composition (For B)
















Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 032.2007
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 2007

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Study For Autumn
















Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNV46
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 2008



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A Map Of The Ocean
















(w/ Ubeboet)

Label: TRANS>PARENT RADIATION
Cat. #: TRANS009
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 2008



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Cell Memory
















(w/ Ubeboet)

Label: Winds Measure Recordings
Cat. #: wm09
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008

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Intervals
















Label: The Land Of
Cat. #: LND004
Format: CD-R
Release date: 02/2008

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Instability
















Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 050.2008
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 2008

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Untitled Movement
















(w/ Zimoun)

Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 052.2008
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 2008

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Vista
















(w/ Jason Kahn)

Label: and/OAR
Cat. #: and/31
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

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Simple Machines
















Label: Gears Of Sand
Cat. #: GOS 38
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

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Untitled Fragments
















Label: Leerraum [ ]
Cat. #: 056.2008
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 2008

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Landscape Studies
















Label: Room40
Cat. #: DRM408
Format: File, Digital download
Release date: 2008

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Distances
















Label: Homophoni
Cat. #: homo033
Format: File, MP3/FLAC
Release date: 2009



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Miniatures
















Label: Sourdine
Cat. #: sd-003.2
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 03/2009

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Planes
















w/ Jason Kahn

Label: Mikroton Recordings
Cat. #: mikroton cd 3
Format: CD
Release date: 08/2009

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An Amber Hollowed Night
















w/ Christopher McFall

Label: taâlem
Cat. #: alm63
Format: CD-R
Release date: 01/2010

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Interference
















Label: Semata Productions
Cat. #: SEM-011
Format: Cassette, C68
Release date: 2010

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Selected Passages / Set.grey
















w/ FOURM

Label: Non Visual Objects
Cat. #: nvo 023
Format: CD
Release date: 05/2010

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Four Compositions













Label: --
Cat. #: --
Format: Cassette, C50
Release date: 10/2010

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Melting Ground
















w/ Richard Garet

Label: Contour Editions
Cat. #: ce.dvd_0002
Format: DVD-R
Release date: 02/2011

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Two Compositions (Fall 2009)
















Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNVR24
Format: Cassette, C20
Release date: 03/2011

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Untitled Landscapes 1
















Label: Room40
Cat. #: DRM414
Format: File, Digital download
Release date: 03/2012

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Untitled Landscapes 2
















Label: Room40
Cat. #: DRM415
Format: File, Digital download
Release date: 03/2012

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Perpetuals

















Label: CONV
Cat. #: CNV83
Format: File, Mp3 / FLAC
Release date: 10/2015



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Asher's tracks appear on:

VV.AA. - Mandorla Autumn Soundscapes
















Label: Mandorla Netlabel
Cat. #: MNL 010
Format: File, Mp3
Release date: 2007
track: Four Fragments Of Autumn



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VV.AA. - Audible Geography
















Label: Room40
Cat. #: EDRM416
Format: CD
Release date: 2008
track: Any Place Whatever

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VV.AA. - Introductions
















Label: The Land Of
Cat. #: LND101
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2008
track: Intervals 2, 29, 12, 29, 32

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VV.AA. - Variations In White Part 2
















Label: WHITE_LINE EDITIONS
Cat. #: WLED 001.014
Format: CD-R
Release date: 12/2009
track: Untitled

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VV.AA. - Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy And Epilogue
















Label: and/OAR
Cat. #: and/36
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 10/2010
track: Untitled

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VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n - cs02













Label: Winds Measure Recordings
Cat. #: wm20
Format: Cassette, C50
Release date: 12/2010
tracks: Untitled (For S), Untitled Series No.8

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VV.AA. - 10
















Label: Room40
Cat. #: DRM410
Format: File, Mp3, 320k
Release date: 03/2011
track: Untitled



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VV.AA. - Andrei Tarkovsky - Another Kind Of Language

















Label: and/OAR
Cat. #: and/44
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 10/2015
track: A Dark Gray Day

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Contour Editions Catalogue:

here

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Links:
Richard Garet
Contour Editions

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