Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Recording: DUST

Artist: DUST

Song: [set 1 excerpt]

Recorded at Gerrard Art Space, April 28, 2018.

DUST - [set 1 excerpt]

The return of "the quietest big band in the known world" (one of several projects re-ignited with the return of percussionist D. Alex Meeks to these parts) brought out a baker's dozen of old hands and new to attempt to collectively make as little noise as possible. The ensemble this time included Nicholas Buligan, John Oswald, James Bailey, Mike Smith, Michelangelo Iaffaldano, Lina Allemano, Cory Latkovich, Kayla Milmine, Brian Abbott, Mark Zurawinski, Sebastian Shinwell, Paul Newman and Meeks, all quietly blowing, rubbing or scratching at their instruments — or, just pausing to eat some fruit. As always, there's no proper way to replicate the aural experience via a recording, as the thing that is striking about DUST in the flesh is that bare minimum of sound interacting with the environment. If it needs to be (barely) heard to be comprehended, there is at least a greater chance of that now re-occurring.

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