new free music from Bob Dickinson
Bob Dickinson, Magazine's original keyboard player and collaborator with Cabaret Voltaire, has released the constituent elements of a new work and invited remix contributions from the public, through fourier transform.
The work, 'Rendition', composed for The Komposit Orchestra, references the enforced movement and handing over of suspected terrorists by the US government alongside the traditional meaning of 'rendition' as a realisation of a musical score. The evolution and democratisation of the piece will take the form of contributed remixes, which will be subsequently showcased by Dickinson and fourier transform. An initial reading of the work, the Internment mix, has been contributed by David Perks, aka 'Sleepy HeAd'.
Rhodri Davies in The Wire
One half of Soldercup, Rhodri Davies, is the 'Invisible Jukebox' subject in the August 2010 edition of The Wire.
Over the four page feature Rhodri spots and discusses a selection of mystery pieces of music (with alarming accuracy), along with some insights into his work and collaborations in the past. It's a good read. It's best read whilst listening to the Soldercup album.
Out now: Soldercup (Rhodri Davies and Louisa Hendrikien Martin).
Soldercup was released yesterday. Copies are now available for mail order here, as well as from Norman Records, with more distribution outlets to follow. It's a limited edition (200 copies only) vinyl release, and there will be no repressings. It's a great album, and you will enjoy it.
About the record: Using electronic means to manipulate sounds derived from recordings of Davies’ harp, an initial recorded improvisation was used as a starting point. Davies and Martin then improvised alongside the recording, editing the results, and repeating the process one more time. Soldercup is the result of this process, and marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with artist Benedict Drew as the trio Portable.
(free) soldercup mp3s now available
You can now have a taste of Soldercup, as I've added mp3 versions of two of the album tracks to this website.
Visit the Soldercup page and you can now click on tracks B12 and B13 to get an idea of the album. Enjoy. Enjoy, then buy a copy. You know it makes sense.