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Audiosphere 08

by Willits + Deupree

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Jasmine 02:09
Bloom 05:08
Simple Sleep 06:36


AS08 PRESS RELEASE (fall 2003) :


"..a series devoted to previously unreleased works, and specific live events often involving special collaborations between two or three musicians. This series has brought together some of the brightest names in electronic music today such as: Microstoria, Fennesz, Jan Jelinek, Taylor Deupree, Christopher Willits, Tony Conrad, Otomo Yoshihide, Philip Jeck, Mika Vanio, Janek Schaeffer, Oren Ambarchi, Günter Müller, Scanner and Stephan Vitiello".


This music grew out of a late November 2002 performance and studio improvisation in NYC. Deupree's Stil. and Willits "Folding, and the Tea" had just been released on 12k, and a release party had been scheduled at Tonic in NYC. Willits flew in town for the show. The night was beautiful, and music was recorded. Later that week, Willits and Deupree set up a processing system in Taylor's Brooklyn studio. It consisted of Willits' guitar, folding through his own software system, and then resynthesized through Deupree's kyma processing. Jamming late into the night turned into hours of raw material.

Deupree and Willits then edited the recordings into 10 track foundations, and finalized the tracks individually, 3000 miles apart. The final CD contains excerpts from the live recordings at Tonic in NYC, and their favorite finished pieces from the original studio collaboration. You can trace each artist's solo approach to performance in their respective live sets, and hear how those methods, sounds, and processes blend together within the studio improvisations. The collaboration is a hybrid of Deupree's keen timing and sensitivity to the microprocessing of sounds, and Willits' folded guitar playing and flowing harmonic sensibilities. The CD drifts into new sonic territory for both artists, and establishes a foundation for Willits' new melodic arrangements and Deupree's growing interest in live instrumentation.


released July 21, 2003

all sounds Christopher Willits and Taylor Deupree.
Published by Overlap Music (ASCAP) and 12k Music.




Christopher Willits San Francisco

Artist, guitarist, producer. One of the most diverse and prolific catalogs in ambient music, including collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tycho. “I believe that music and art can catalyze inner change, and those changes within ourselves can influence changes in the world”. Also the director / co-founder of Envelop, uniting people through immersive listening experiences
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