The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2018, Squidco LLC


Olive, Tim / Yan Jun: Brother of Divinity (845 Audio)

845 label leader and sonic explorer Tim Olive uses magnetic pickups and electronics in this meeting with radical living room concert sound artist, poet and improviser Yan Jun in Kobe, Japan, Jun using a variety of electronics, radio and field recordings as the two improvise in a wonderfully mischievous set of errant dialog and restrained deconstruction.
 

Price: $11.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


Label: 845 Audio
Catalog ID: 845-10
Squidco Product Code: 27170

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Japan
Packaging: Hand-stamped Recycled Chipboard
Recorded in Kobe, Japan, in October, 2017.


Personnel:

Tim Olive-magnetic pickups, electronics

Yan Jun-electronics

Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.

Highlight an instrument above
and click here to Search for albums with that instrument.

Artist Biographies:

"The music of Tim Olive arises from collaboration with fellow musicians/sound artists, collaboration with physical and temporal setting, and collaboration with those involved in the act of listening. Using simple materials (magnetic pickups, steel strings, tuning forks, metal strips, hand-wound motor mechanisms, magnetic tape, dental floss and analog electronics), Olive's work examines presence and the present, the interplay of the human with material/time/space, and the uniqueness, intensity and unrepeatability that lives in each performing and/or recording situation.

He is interested in music as a social activity, as a way of creating community, a way of countering the forces which lead to an increasing atomization of contemporary life; music as a felt experience rather than as a concept or a theory.

A Canadian residing in Kobe, Japan, Olive has released music on Japanese, European and North American labels, with Jeff Allport, Cristian Alvear, Pascal Battus, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Samuel Dunscombe, Nick Hoffman, Anne-F Jacques, Jin Sangtae, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Francisco Meirino, Katsura Mouri, Takuji Naka, Makoto Oshiro and Ben Owen.

Olive has performed/recorded in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, with the recording collaborators listed above, as well as with Akiyama Tetuzi, Maria Chavez, Che Chen, Kelly Churko, crys cole, Joe Foster, Haco, Hong Chulki, Bonnie Jones, Richard Kamerman, Kostis Kilymis, Siew-Wai Kok, Madoka Kouno, Tomasz Krakowiak, Fangyi Liu, James Rushford, Carl Stone, Fritz Welch, Nate Wooley, Jared Xu and Yan Jun.

In addition to organizing events in Japan, Olive runs the label 845 Audio."

-Tim Olive 3/6/2019

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Yan Jun was born in 1973 and he grew up in Lanzhou in the province Gansu, where during his teenage years he started writing poetry. He has lived in Beijing since 1999 where he has worked as a music critic, focusing mainly on Chinese underground rock. He founded the record label Sub Jam in 2000, which has since produced a lot of alternative Chinese music. He started making his own music in 2004. Whilst this may be seen as relatively late, his music making can be considered just one of several strings to Yan Jun's bow, along with performance, poetry, writing and curating.

Yan Jun's aesthetic is like a reflection of this borderless, non-hierarchical musical melting pot where everything seems possible. His main sounding materials are field recordings and noise. Esthetically he is interested in sound characteristics such as high frequencies, noise and silence. He plays live, as a soloist or with other musicians and uses lo-tech apparatus, often in improvisation and thus plays a part in the international 'improv' scene. As a composer and musician, he also explores the sonic consequences of body movements, works with video, makes sound installations and writes his own texts for his media works. It comes as no surprise that he has been presented to the Shanghai Biennale, has received a honorarium mention at Prix Ars Electronica and has been invited to the Berlin and Rotterdam international poetry festivals.

With and through different media, Yan Jun is exploring the poetic side of the everyday and of basic materials, exemplified in a few of his works from the last years. Recently, for "Living Room Tour," in Beijing 2014, he visited several private living rooms and from this made a collage of audio and video recordings. The live work "Gestures (Two)" depicts a scene which revolves around a slowly moving and silent figure who is captured in his movements by swarming photographers. In this rather still and quiet performance, the sound of the camera shutters and the flashes give a minimalist commentary on the implication of performing, listening and documentation.

In "Let's act", which was conducted in 2014 in Rotterdam, Yan Jun elegantly links the various cultural activities his oeuvre presents. A text written by Yan Jun about noise and the instrumentalization of noise is juxtaposed with field-recordings and video shots from everyday life. Here noise, rather than being composed, is drawn from a variety of essential parts of life such as communication and social gathering. The work thus artistically displays some of the main features of Yan Jun's music and art. Although he uses a broad range of techniques, he maintains a strong focus and concentration on the everyday and on the importance of the visual as well as an auditive reality."-Andreas Engström

-Berliner Künstler-programm (http://www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de/en/gast.php?id=1298)
3/6/2019

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.
track listing:


1. Brother Of Divinity 28:20

sample the album:






descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Over the years Tim Olive has proven to be someone who loves to hook up with musicians all over the globe, in person, and record together for a couple of hours and when he gets home, he sits down with all of these recordings and starts cutting, erasing and pasting the audio files, effectively treating the original recordings as building blocks for new works. None of his CDs tends to be very long, but they are usually filled with quite a sonic richness.

a

"Over the years Tim Olive has proven to be someone who loves to hook up with musicians all over the globe, in person, and record together for a couple of hours and when he gets home, he sits down with all of these recordings and starts cutting, erasing and pasting the audio files, effectively treating the original recordings as building blocks for new works. None of his CDs tends to be very long, but they are usually filled with quite a sonic richness.

First up is a twenty-eight-minute work, which was recorded in October 2017 in Kobe by Olive on magnetic pickups and electronics and Yan Jun on electronics. The latter is a musician known for his radical living room concerts, involving feedback. Whatever his electronics are here, I don't know. One of the musicians must have brought a radio to the recordings (at home? in concert? I am not sure) as from time to time we hear a bit of that. I expected, wrongly no doubt, something very loud, which this is not, but still, it is very much about the sonic extremes that both gentlemen do. Lots of hiss, crackles, bursts, high-frequency feedback and other unwanted sounds that every sane person would jump to the volume control for, but not this person.

I enjoy this sort of unwanted audio very much. I turn up the volume quite a bit and detect some more details available in the music, which you may lose out on. An excellent release that every time I play seems to sound different."-Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly

First up is a twenty-eight-minute work, which was recorded in October 2017 in Kobe by Olive on magnetic pickups and electronics and Yan Jun on electronics. The latter is a musician known for his radical living room concerts, involving feedback. Whatever his electronics are here, I don't know. One of the musicians must have brought a radio to the recordings (at home? in concert? I am not sure) as from time to time we hear a bit of that. I expected, wrongly no doubt, something very loud, which this is not, but still, it is very much about the sonic extremes that both gentlemen do. Lots of hiss, crackles, bursts, high-frequency feedback and other unwanted sounds that every sane person would jump to the volume control for, but not this person.

I enjoy this sort of unwanted audio very much. I turn up the volume quite a bit and detect some more details available in the music, which you may lose out on. An excellent release that every time I play seems to sound different."-Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly


Get additional information at Vital Weekly
Related Categories of Interest:


Electro-Acoustic
Sound, Noise, &c.
Electronic Forms
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Improvised Music
Duo Recordings
New in Experimental & Electronic Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers


Other Releases With These Artists:
Recommended & Related Releases:

Search for other titles on the 845 Audio label.