Studies for live electronics by New York composer John Also Bennett. All three tracks are single-take recordings from a performance at AB Salon in Belgium. Each of these improvisatory works document psychoacoustic aspects of JAB's approach to synthesis and sound design. Using a single digital oscillator and minimal effects processing, the resulting pieces playfully mimic nature to evoke sonic representations of galloping horses, chirping birds, and buzzing insects. Issued as a limited edition 7" stereo lathe-cut record and digital download, the release stands as a snapshot of JAB's commitment towards the exploratory potential of process and reduction.
John Also Bennett is a composer, flautist and synthesist based in Brooklyn. He is a member of the trio Forma and founding member of the duo Seabat. His debut solo album Erg Herbe, which uses flutes, microtonal synthesis and field recordings, was released via Shelter Press in 2019. He has collaborated with Jon Gibson, Christina Vantzou, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Theatre Of Voices, Jefre-Cantu Ledesma, Peter Burr, Zin Taylor and many others, and performed internationally at festivals such as Big Ears, Moogfest, Meakusma (Belgium), Jue (China), The World Minimal Music Festival (Amsterdam) and Nostos (Greece). His work as a composer for animation and short films has been screened at international film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25FPS International Experimental Film/Video Festival, London International Animation Festival and ESP TV.
released October 9, 2019
Recorded by John Also Bennett
Mastered by Angus Tarnawsky
Art and Design by Angus Tarnawsky
Lathe-cut by Tyler Bisson