Primary / Unit 11

by Jack Harris & Samuel Rodgers

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Samuel Rodgers (co-curator of Consumer Waste) pairs up with sound artist Jack Harris on two explorations of minimal performance and sound creation. Working in a semi-urban ambience—open windows, barking dogs, distant sirens—the duo suggest both a specific location and a generic one. Their previous work has explored tensions between analogue and digital processes; here, sounds remain mainly non-instrumental in source: amplified object manipulation, cable hum, and different types of feedback intrude upon room tone at various intervals, like heavy clusters of dry floating leaves settling on transparent pillows. These pieces blur definitions of action and performance, and call into contemplation the intention of sound-making and what defines its “success,” while repeatedly upending expectations about pace and content.

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released November 5, 2014

Performed by Samuel Rodgers and Jack Harris

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Samuel Rodgers

Artwork, layout by E. Lindorff-Ellery
Printed by Minuteman Press

Reviews:
Bryon Hayes / Secret Decoder (as part of Notice's recent feature)
www.secretdecoder.net/columns/2015/09/08/new-interfaces-7-notice-recordings/
Brian Olewnick / Just Outside
olewnick.blogspot.com/2014/11/three-new-cassette-releases-from-notice.html
Frans de Waard / Vital Weekly
vitalweekly.net/957.html
Paul Margee / We Need No Swords
weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/a-notice-records-quartet
Miguel Isaza / Infinite Grain
infinitegrain.com/jack-harris-samuel-rodgers-primary-unit-11/
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Notice Recordings Portland, Oregon

Notice Recordings started in Chicago in 2009. Since then, we have relocated to Portland, OR, and New Orleans, LA, and continue to release experimental and contemporary sound works.

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