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Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice // Three Things CD

Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice // Three Things CD

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British experimental musicians Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice collaborated on a CD released in May 2023 from the British experimental label Adhuman.

Contains 3 pieces of experimental music with a humorous concept.6 sidesDigipak specification.

Recommended for Fluxus listeners.

Below is a commentary by the label.

 "Three Things is an album conceived, performed and recorded by longtime collaborators Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice. The two are multidisciplinary artists and organizers, and have long been involved in British audio experimentation. Known for quietly but surely conveying the shape of the underground, under the name NOPAON, Alvin Lucier, Robert Bozzi, Ken Friedman, Emmett Williams, Walter Marquetti, and themselves developed a series of events and performances that realized a score created by the two, described by the two as ``unrewarded task-based actions'' or ``two people in a room doing something''. , brings the practice of prompt action and scenario-based continuous performance, which the two continue to explore.
Consistent with Maggior and Rice's work is a deliberate embrace of humor and an acknowledgment of the absurdity underlying performance.This element runs through "Three Things", and in "Hissing for White Shoes" (#6), they recorded themselves driving in London, and their car passed the participants unconsciously. Each time there is a loud hiss, and their footwear triggers vocal intervention. The same humor in "Pocket Fascinator" (#2), in which the sound obtained from EMS Stockholm's Buchla synthesizer is played back and re-recorded by the speaker of the mobile phone in the pocket of the two, and they try to walk in sync with the pulse. Sense stands out. Phone Work, the first realization outside of the project's typical real-time approach, is a sequence of voice recordings exchanged via WhatsApp, mimicking each other's posts until the original is forgotten.The piece is set to synthesizers, a nod to the duo's long-time commitment to electronic music as solo artists.

Like all of Maggiore and Rice's work, Three Things' insane audacity is fundamentally underpinned by a sincere look at the historical avant-garde.At the heart of these recordings lies a conceptual strategy that evokes core methodological projects in Fluxus, classical tone poetry, field recordings, electronic music, movement-based performance, and contemporary composition.While casually ridiculing the trophies that have emerged in such a cultural sphere, their willingness to direct their methods toward silly results as if they were naked is a contemporary curiosity that applies avant-garde technology to sound creation. is strengtheningThis Three Things is a defiantly hilarious assertion of a true commitment to experimentation and aesthetic stress-testing, all of which can be embraced. "

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CD in digipack. 

Adhuman:

"Three Things is a new full-length album of pieces conceived, performed and recorded by long-term collaborators Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice. The pair are known for multi-pronged activities as artists and organizers which have quietly but surely informed the shape of the United Kingdom's experimental audio underground for many years. Under the guise of NOPAON, they developed a series of events and performances in which they realized scores by Alvin Lucier, Robert Bozzi, Ken Friedman, Emmet Williams, Walter Marchetti and of their own creation. outputs, described by the duo as 'unrewarding task-based actions' or simply 'two people in a room, doing something' have resulted in an ongoing performance practice based on prompts actions and scenarios which they continue to explore.
A persistent quality in Maggiore and Rice's work is a wilful embrace of humour and the acknowledgment of their performances as a basis for absurdity. This element runs throughout Three Things, starting with Hissing for White Shoes (#6), where an otherwise unremarkable recording of a drive around London is punctuated by loud hissing whenever their vehicle passes an unwitting participant in the street, their footwear acting as a prompt for the vocal interventionThe same sense of humour looms large in Pocket Fascinator (#7) where audio derived from EMS Stockholm's Buchla synth is played back and re-recorded via mobile phone speakers in the duo's pockets as they attempt to walk in sync with its pulses. Phone Work, the first piece realized outside of the project's typical real-time approach, is a sequence of voice recordings exchanged via WhatsApp where they mimic each other's contributions until all memory of the original has been lost. to the duo's long-standing interests in electronic music as solo artists.

Like everything Maggiore and Rice turn their hands to, the maddening audacity of Three Things is fundamentally driven by sincere observations of the historic avant-garde. At the heart of these recordings lurk conceptual strategies recalling the core methodological projects of Fluxus, classical sound poetry, field recording, electronic music, movement-based performance and contemporary composition. Their willingness to direct such methods toward nakedly silly outcomes whilst poking subtle fun at the emergent tropes of these cultures reinforces an entirely serious inquiry into the modern-day application of avant-garde. technique in sound creation. When accepted in full, Three Things is a challenging, amusing assertion of genuine commitment to experimentation and aesthetic stress-testing.
 "
 

Artist: Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice

Label: Adhuman

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British experimental musicians Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice collaborated on a CD released in May 2023 from the British experimental label Adhuman.

Contains 3 pieces of experimental music with a humorous concept.6 sidesDigipak specification.

Recommended for Fluxus listeners.

Below is a commentary by the label.

 "Three Things is an album conceived, performed and recorded by longtime collaborators Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice. The two are multidisciplinary artists and organizers, and have long been involved in British audio experimentation. Known for quietly but surely conveying the shape of the underground, under the name NOPAON, Alvin Lucier, Robert Bozzi, Ken Friedman, Emmett Williams, Walter Marquetti, and themselves developed a series of events and performances that realized a score created by the two, described by the two as ``unrewarded task-based actions'' or ``two people in a room doing something''. , brings the practice of prompt action and scenario-based continuous performance, which the two continue to explore.
Consistent with Maggior and Rice's work is a deliberate embrace of humor and an acknowledgment of the absurdity underlying performance.This element runs through "Three Things", and in "Hissing for White Shoes" (#6), they recorded themselves driving in London, and their car passed the participants unconsciously. Each time there is a loud hiss, and their footwear triggers vocal intervention. The same humor in "Pocket Fascinator" (#2), in which the sound obtained from EMS Stockholm's Buchla synthesizer is played back and re-recorded by the speaker of the mobile phone in the pocket of the two, and they try to walk in sync with the pulse. Sense stands out. Phone Work, the first realization outside of the project's typical real-time approach, is a sequence of voice recordings exchanged via WhatsApp, mimicking each other's posts until the original is forgotten.The piece is set to synthesizers, a nod to the duo's long-time commitment to electronic music as solo artists.

Like all of Maggiore and Rice's work, Three Things' insane audacity is fundamentally underpinned by a sincere look at the historical avant-garde.At the heart of these recordings lies a conceptual strategy that evokes core methodological projects in Fluxus, classical tone poetry, field recordings, electronic music, movement-based performance, and contemporary composition.While casually ridiculing the trophies that have emerged in such a cultural sphere, their willingness to direct their methods toward silly results as if they were naked is a contemporary curiosity that applies avant-garde technology to sound creation. is strengtheningThis Three Things is a defiantly hilarious assertion of a true commitment to experimentation and aesthetic stress-testing, all of which can be embraced. "

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CD in digipack. 

Adhuman:

"Three Things is a new full-length album of pieces conceived, performed and recorded by long-term collaborators Luciano Maggiore and Louie Rice. The pair are known for multi-pronged activities as artists and organizers which have quietly but surely informed the shape of the United Kingdom's experimental audio underground for many years. Under the guise of NOPAON, they developed a series of events and performances in which they realized scores by Alvin Lucier, Robert Bozzi, Ken Friedman, Emmet Williams, Walter Marchetti and of their own creation. outputs, described by the duo as 'unrewarding task-based actions' or simply 'two people in a room, doing something' have resulted in an ongoing performance practice based on prompts actions and scenarios which they continue to explore.
A persistent quality in Maggiore and Rice's work is a wilful embrace of humour and the acknowledgment of their performances as a basis for absurdity. This element runs throughout Three Things, starting with Hissing for White Shoes (#6), where an otherwise unremarkable recording of a drive around London is punctuated by loud hissing whenever their vehicle passes an unwitting participant in the street, their footwear acting as a prompt for the vocal interventionThe same sense of humour looms large in Pocket Fascinator (#7) where audio derived from EMS Stockholm's Buchla synth is played back and re-recorded via mobile phone speakers in the duo's pockets as they attempt to walk in sync with its pulses. Phone Work, the first piece realized outside of the project's typical real-time approach, is a sequence of voice recordings exchanged via WhatsApp where they mimic each other's contributions until all memory of the original has been lost. to the duo's long-standing interests in electronic music as solo artists.

Like everything Maggiore and Rice turn their hands to, the maddening audacity of Three Things is fundamentally driven by sincere observations of the historic avant-garde. At the heart of these recordings lurk conceptual strategies recalling the core methodological projects of Fluxus, classical sound poetry, field recording, electronic music, movement-based performance and contemporary composition. Their willingness to direct such methods toward nakedly silly outcomes whilst poking subtle fun at the emergent tropes of these cultures reinforces an entirely serious inquiry into the modern-day application of avant-garde. technique in sound creation. When accepted in full, Three Things is a challenging, amusing assertion of genuine commitment to experimentation and aesthetic stress-testing.
 "
 

Artist: Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice

Label: Adhuman