Phm 4 - An outrageously minimal work to extend over the hour mark ! Click Track Toe, was created from the differential alignment of five Click tracks, the anonymous click, click, click, that is played through the headphones of someone recording a part in a studio, to keep them in time. Using electronic means to give weight to an individual click, the tracks were laid over one another, to phase in bursts of machine gun like percussion, varying by minute steps each time, barely perceptible to the moment. The point of this was to create an experimental piece that would test almost to the limit the perceptual discrimination of the hearer. This music is total emersion environment, in which you become completely absorbed by the piece, and loose yourself to it. Weather repeated hearings would drive you out of your mind I Don’t personally know ! I do know it to be a fascinating piece, a mechanical minimalism, on the scale of Reich’s music for 18 musicians but with the mechanical necessity and logical coherence of Phasing. Since the only thing that varies are the changes, it is a ‘music for changes’. The title puns on that of the game ‘Tick Tack Toe’.
released August 26, 2013
Julian Broadhurst - Composition [conception and development], Realisation and Mastereing at Drum Studio Phase lab 2OO6.
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