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Boris Baltschun // Desert Dictionary LP

Boris Baltschun // Desert Dictionary LP

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German experimental musician Boris Baltschun will launch in June 2023 with the Danish experimental label.A record released on Arbitrary.

Contains pseudo-field recordings constructed using modular equipment and two radio plays using spoken words. Comes with DL code. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"'Desert Dictionary' navigates a realm of sound that oscillates between language and landscape, sheet music and noise.A voice that connects personal memories, political considerations, and psychological influences of seemingly empty and still landscapes, responding to and contributing to complementary narratives.A modular synthesizer score based on field notes is adjacent, underlying and intertwined.The synthesized soundscape looks like an imaginary field recording and at the same time resembles and dislikes the location in question.


The 12 tracks on the LP were recorded in South Africa over a three-month period in 2020 and 2021.These recordings were made at various locations in Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Richmond/Northern Cape, Cape Town, Grassy Park, Krugersdorp and Johannesburg.

この"Desert Dictionary" has four variations: a situation as part of the South African Modern Art Project collection, a radio play (commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur), a book version (MAPSA Publishing), and this LP. .

The LP is based on a radio play by Richard John Forbes, Maya Marx, Fara Okedice Fara, Victoria Wigsel, Tubatsi Mpokkmoroy, Liza Grobler, Nkocinati Gmede, Karlien van Loen, It includes the voices of Mongezi Nkombo, Ivan Messerer, Gerhard Marx and Lindiwe Matsushikiza.

Synthesized field recordings (translations of field notes taken in the desert) were recorded in Johannesburg and Berlin. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Arbitrary releases available at Tobira.

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Incudes DL code. Edition of 300. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

1. Desert Dictionary - A          - 20:32
2. Desert Dictionary - B          - 20:35

Arbitrary:

"Desert Dictionary navigates sonic territories oscillating between language and landscape, between notation and noise. Voices responding and contributing to a complementary narrative, connecting personal memories, political considerations and psychological effects of a landscape seemingly empty and quiet. Adjacent, beneath and intertwined a modular synthesizer score based on field notes – a synthesized soundscape appearing as imaginary field recordings, at the same time resembling and unalike the place in question.

The contributions twelve presented on the LP were recorded in South Africa over a period of three months in 2020 and 2021. These recordings occurred in various locations in Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Richmond / Northern Cape, Cape Town, Grassy Park, Krugersdorp and Johannesburg.

The Desert Dictionary appears in four iterations – a situation as part of Modern Art Projects South Africa's collection, a radio play (commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur), a book edition (published by MAPSA), and the present LP.

The LP version is based on the radio play and features the voices of Richard John Forbes, Maja Marx, Phala Ookeditse Phala, Victoria Wigzell, Tubatsi Mpochmoloi, Liza Grobler, Nkosinathi Gumede, Karlien van Rooyen, Mongezi Ncombo, Ivan Messelaar, Gerhard Marx and Lindiwe Matshikiza.

The synthesized field recordings – translations of fieldnotes taken in the desert – were recorded in Johannesburg and Berlin.
 "

Artist : Boris Baltschun

Label: Arbitrary

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German experimental musician Boris Baltschun will launch in June 2023 with the Danish experimental label.A record released on Arbitrary.

Contains pseudo-field recordings constructed using modular equipment and two radio plays using spoken words. Comes with DL code. 

Below is a commentary by the label.

"'Desert Dictionary' navigates a realm of sound that oscillates between language and landscape, sheet music and noise.A voice that connects personal memories, political considerations, and psychological influences of seemingly empty and still landscapes, responding to and contributing to complementary narratives.A modular synthesizer score based on field notes is adjacent, underlying and intertwined.The synthesized soundscape looks like an imaginary field recording and at the same time resembles and dislikes the location in question.


The 12 tracks on the LP were recorded in South Africa over a three-month period in 2020 and 2021.These recordings were made at various locations in Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Richmond/Northern Cape, Cape Town, Grassy Park, Krugersdorp and Johannesburg.

この"Desert Dictionary" has four variations: a situation as part of the South African Modern Art Project collection, a radio play (commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur), a book version (MAPSA Publishing), and this LP. .

The LP is based on a radio play by Richard John Forbes, Maya Marx, Fara Okedice Fara, Victoria Wigsel, Tubatsi Mpokkmoroy, Liza Grobler, Nkocinati Gmede, Karlien van Loen, It includes the voices of Mongezi Nkombo, Ivan Messerer, Gerhard Marx and Lindiwe Matsushikiza.

Synthesized field recordings (translations of field notes taken in the desert) were recorded in Johannesburg and Berlin. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Arbitrary releases available at Tobira.

---------------------------

Incudes DL code. Edition of 300. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

1. Desert Dictionary - A          - 20:32
2. Desert Dictionary - B          - 20:35

Arbitrary:

"Desert Dictionary navigates sonic territories oscillating between language and landscape, between notation and noise. Voices responding and contributing to a complementary narrative, connecting personal memories, political considerations and psychological effects of a landscape seemingly empty and quiet. Adjacent, beneath and intertwined a modular synthesizer score based on field notes – a synthesized soundscape appearing as imaginary field recordings, at the same time resembling and unalike the place in question.

The contributions twelve presented on the LP were recorded in South Africa over a period of three months in 2020 and 2021. These recordings occurred in various locations in Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Richmond / Northern Cape, Cape Town, Grassy Park, Krugersdorp and Johannesburg.

The Desert Dictionary appears in four iterations – a situation as part of Modern Art Projects South Africa's collection, a radio play (commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur), a book edition (published by MAPSA), and the present LP.

The LP version is based on the radio play and features the voices of Richard John Forbes, Maja Marx, Phala Ookeditse Phala, Victoria Wigzell, Tubatsi Mpochmoloi, Liza Grobler, Nkosinathi Gumede, Karlien van Rooyen, Mongezi Ncombo, Ivan Messelaar, Gerhard Marx and Lindiwe Matshikiza.

The synthesized field recordings – translations of fieldnotes taken in the desert – were recorded in Johannesburg and Berlin.
 "

Artist : Boris Baltschun

Label: Arbitrary