One History of Troy

by Chen/Pitcher/Van Nort

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    “One History Of Troy has been separated into six evolving compositions, enhanced with sensible portions of musique concrete, free improvisations, and pleasant ambiance. This comprehensive collection is a compromise between composition and improvisation, dualities between well-organized chaos and relaxing melodies, and certainly an exploration through a playful world of experimental music. Each composition carries certain melancholic feel, but also a lot of sacral moments that were achieved by the astonishing sound of acoustic instruments. These moments are followed by various improvisations on the aforementioned instruments and subtle dosages of field recordings. Chen, Pitcher And Van Nort are operating as a singular organism throughout the entire album, their sense for balance between instruments and intuitive abilities to implement all the right elements into the following segments are simply beyond comprehension. The entire album has been dedicated to the late Pauline Oliveros, with whom all three musicians collaborated during her lifetime. One History Of Troy has been published by Attenuation Circuit, it comes on a grey marbled vinyl and it’s been housed in a gloriously looking cardboard sleeve. It’s such a treat for all the fans of musique concrete, free improvisation, and ambient music, so don’t miss this one out.“
    ~ Thoughts, Words, Actions

    All Pieces composed and improvised by Jonathan Chen, Jefferson Pitcher, Doug Van Nort.

    Electronics, Electronics [GREIS], Composed By – Doug Van Nort
    Guitar, Clarinet, Sounds [Field Recordings], Sounds [Playground], Mixed By, Composed By – Jefferson Pitcher
    Mixed By, Edited By, Mastered By – Ron Guensche
    Violin, Viola, Composed By – Jonathan Chen

    Recorded in Jefferson's basement and stairwell, early summer 2012.

    Final mixing, editing, and mastering by Ron Guensche at New Future Vintage in Okaland, CA.

    Released on Attenuation Circuit

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released February 1, 2018


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Doug Van Nort Toronto, Ontario

Doug Van Nort is a composer/improviser of electroacoustic and experimental electronic music. His work maintains an interest in the boundaries of noise and tone, layers of disparate sound sources, texture, sonic immersion, deep listening, sensory extremes and psychoacoustic emergence. Van Nort regularly presents his work internationally, and collaborates with a wide array of musicians and artists. ... more

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