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Martha's Wings // Utopia TAPE

Martha's Wings // Utopia TAPE

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Nick Keeling, a solitary pianist from Ohio, USA, who has only released independently so far, has arrived for the first time in Japan.His work is characterized by the technique of recording the piano directly on a multi-track recorder, and the sepia-colored melody creates a sense of nostalgia.

This work is a cassette released in 2019.An improvisational collaboration with violinist Andrea Gutmann Fuentes. DL code included.

Andrea Gutmann Fuentes & Nick Keeling recorded this improvisation while observing the 1983 Gregor MacDonald photo of Utopia, Ohio.

Utopia is now an unincorporated community along the Ohio River at the bottom of Clermont County, Ohio. Multiple Utopian societies were founded on this land in the mid 19th century, with one coming to a tragic end following a deadly flood. Stand strong in this small hamlet.

The photograph is from Gregor MacDonald. He states "Just some background: the photo was taken in 1983, and features students from Denison University who were studying utopian and alternative communities of the 19th century. The professor in the photo is Tony Stoneburner, now deceased We traveled around Ohio and Kentucky, visiting such places as Zoar, Ohio and Round Hill (Shaker) in Kentucky. " --Nick Keeling

 

artist: Martha's Wings

label: self-released

Nick Keeling, a solitary pianist from Ohio, USA, who has only released independently so far, has arrived for the first time in Japan.His work is characterized by the technique of recording the piano directly on a multi-track recorder, and the sepia-colored melody creates a sense of nostalgia.

This work is a cassette released in 2019.An improvisational collaboration with violinist Andrea Gutmann Fuentes. DL code included.

Andrea Gutmann Fuentes & Nick Keeling recorded this improvisation while observing the 1983 Gregor MacDonald photo of Utopia, Ohio.

Utopia is now an unincorporated community along the Ohio River at the bottom of Clermont County, Ohio. Multiple Utopian societies were founded on this land in the mid 19th century, with one coming to a tragic end following a deadly flood. Stand strong in this small hamlet.

The photograph is from Gregor MacDonald. He states "Just some background: the photo was taken in 1983, and features students from Denison University who were studying utopian and alternative communities of the 19th century. The professor in the photo is Tony Stoneburner, now deceased We traveled around Ohio and Kentucky, visiting such places as Zoar, Ohio and Round Hill (Shaker) in Kentucky. " --Nick Keeling

 

artist: Martha's Wings

label: self-released