“Sound Digressions : Spectrum” is a limited edition clear vinyl album produced by Gallerie Mitterand for Tony Oursler‘s sound installation of the same name. featuring JG Thirlwell, Tony Conrad, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, Lee Ranaldo, Stephen Vitiello and Zeena Parkins. The album is a limited edition.
For the Sound Digressions series, Oursler worked separately with the seven performers and combined these recordings in a perpetually phasing, playback system. The resulting installations have the effect of a living, ever changing composition for the viewer. These musical performances, shot in 2005, were originally conceived as raw material for the seven-part series, based loosely on the relationship between sound and the color spectrum. The previous installation, Sound Digressions in Seven Colors was shown at NYEHAUS New York in 2005.
JG Thirlwell’s four channel sound installation piece “Krzysztl” (pronounced “crystal”) will be in a 4 channel sound gallery in the contemporary art arena at the Latitude Festival, UK. The festival runs from July 15-18 and Thirlwell’s piece, previously featured at the Enter exhibition at Tou Scene in Norway, will play on July 17. On the same day they will be playing sound pieces by Kim Gordon, Carsten Nicolai and Matmos. During the festival, the sound art tent will also host pieces by Oren Ambrachi, Pauline Oliveros, Camille Norment, Charlemagne Palestine, Stephen O’Malley and more . The sound tent is curated by Ben Borthwick , Anne Hilde Neset and Louise Gray .
Located in Suffolk, England, the Latitude festival features music, theater, opera, literature, poetry and more, and will feature performances by Belle and Sebastian, Grizzly Bear, Crystal Castles, Tom Jones and many more.