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Tarab // Housekeeping CD

Tarab // Housekeeping CD

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A work released in December 2000 by Melbourne's acoustic artist Tarab, who has been active since the early 2018s and has also performed in Japan, from his own label Sonic Rubbish.Includes two sound sculptures drawn in his unique style that reconstructs environmental sounds.It is a digipak specification.

Tarab:

"I am a collector of rubbish: not an archivist, but in a small way, a hoarder. Clutter seems to be attracted to me.

HOUSEKEEPING was originally conceived as a project to finally put to use some of this amassed junk, and then to discard it all once again. It first took shape as an installation work for 8-channel audio, found objects, speakers, transducers, desk, chair and room; presented at Blindside, Melbourne, August 2017.

However rather than a documentation of an installation, this iteration has been arranged from the debris collected during the process of making one. Sound was gathered together from various raw audio materials; object manipulation; rehearsals , studio tests and failures; recordings of both installation and de-installation; the final composition files; recordings of the installation in-situ; the empty gallery space; the Nicholas Building (the home of Blindside); a performance made with Clinton Green enacted to close the installation. All collected materials were then cut up, tumbled around and de-arranged into the current form it finds itself in here."

Howard Stelzer --VITAL WEEKLY review:

" Though Tarab's work is based mainly on field recordings, it'd be a mistake to think of it as documentary or sound ecology. On his latest album, composer Eamon Sprod jams his source sounds together into action-heavy audio dramas that leap from one intense Space to another in a way that demands active, attentive listening. The sudden shifts in tone, volume and character are ideal for headphones. Maybe don't listen before going to sleep, though. This is music that delights in subverting expectations over and over The dull drone of people in a reverberant hallway settles into a lull for just long enough to make the punctuating slam of ear-boxing trash hilariously startling. Doors shut, the wind sings, motors whine… a distant murmur comes slowly into focus and Then suddenly runs straight at the listener. The impetus for this work was Sprod dealing with his accumulated clutter, using up the debris one last time before he throws it away. Between its first iteration as an 8-channel inst Allation to the current 2-channel distillation, the debris generated by the process has also been folded back into the music. Somehow, the three-dimensional character of the multi-channel installation is preserved on this stereo composition. All the junk swirling inside “ Housekeeping ”seems so tactile that at one point I had to take my headphones off to make sure something hadn't fallen off a shelf in my living room.”

Artist: TARAB

Label: Sonic Rubbish

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A work released in December 2000 by Melbourne's acoustic artist Tarab, who has been active since the early 2018s and has also performed in Japan, from his own label Sonic Rubbish.Includes two sound sculptures drawn in his unique style that reconstructs environmental sounds.It is a digipak specification.

tarab: sonicrubbish · HOUSEKEEPING Excerpt

Tarab:

"I am a collector of rubbish: not an archivist, but in a small way, a hoarder. Clutter seems to be attracted to me.

HOUSEKEEPING was originally conceived as a project to finally put to use some of this amassed junk, and then to discard it all once again. It first took shape as an installation work for 8-channel audio, found objects, speakers, transducers, desk, chair and room; presented at Blindside, Melbourne, August 2017.

However rather than a documentation of an installation, this iteration has been arranged from the debris collected during the process of making one. Sound was gathered together from various raw audio materials; object manipulation; rehearsals , studio tests and failures; recordings of both installation and de-installation; the final composition files; recordings of the installation in-situ; the empty gallery space; the Nicholas Building (the home of Blindside); a performance made with Clinton Green enacted to close the installation. All collected materials were then cut up, tumbled around and de-arranged into the current form it finds itself in here."

Howard Stelzer --VITAL WEEKLY review:

" Though Tarab's work is based mainly on field recordings, it'd be a mistake to think of it as documentary or sound ecology. On his latest album, composer Eamon Sprod jams his source sounds together into action-heavy audio dramas that leap from one intense Space to another in a way that demands active, attentive listening. The sudden shifts in tone, volume and character are ideal for headphones. Maybe don't listen before going to sleep, though. This is music that delights in subverting expectations over and over The dull drone of people in a reverberant hallway settles into a lull for just long enough to make the punctuating slam of ear-boxing trash hilariously startling. Doors shut, the wind sings, motors whine… a distant murmur comes slowly into focus and Then suddenly runs straight at the listener. The impetus for this work was Sprod dealing with his accumulated clutter, using up the debris one last time before he throws it away. Between its first iteration as an 8-channel inst Allation to the current 2-channel distillation, the debris generated by the process has also been folded back into the music. Somehow, the three-dimensional character of the multi-channel installation is preserved on this stereo composition. All the junk swirling inside “ Housekeeping ”seems so tactile that at one point I had to take my headphones off to make sure something hadn't fallen off a shelf in my living room.”

Artist: TARAB

Label: Sonic Rubbish