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Myers, David Lee

Reduced to a Geometrical Point

Myers, David Lee: Reduced to a Geometrical Point (Cronica)

Using feedback matrices, oscillator banks and multi-processing, NYC sound and feedback artist David Lee Myers, A.K.A. Arcane Device, references the quote from metaphysics scholar Frithjof Schuon--"You must detach your life from an awareness of the multiple and reduce it to a geometrical point before God"--which he manifests in four focused works of rich, slowly evolving sound.
 

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Label: Cronica
Catalog ID: 173
Squidco Product Code: 30508

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Spain
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Pulsewidth, in NYC, in 2020 and 20921, by the artist.


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"David Lee Myers is a sound and visual artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1977. Pulsewidth serves as the platform for his activities in the arts, particularly sound projects, a number of which have been released under the Pulsewidth record label.

From 1987 through 1993, sound projects were developed under the name Arcane Device. With the development of new devices in 2014, it seems fitting for the moniker to be revived.

Myers work stems from an enthusiasm for electronics and the world of electrons as it relates to the realm of vibration and sound. After a fine arts education and many years in music, in 1987 Myers' accidental discovery of "Feedback Music" led to a new appreciation of the unseen forces underlying audible electronics."

-Pulsewidth (http://www.pulsewidth.com/)
10/13/2021

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track listing:


1. Geo 1 Laurentia 17:25

2. Geo 2 Pannotia 12:04

3. Geo 3 Gondwana 14:22

4. Geo 4 Pangaea 16:16
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"I am not any advocate of "music for meditation" and in fact believe that to be a completely misguided notion. However, I have observed that some audio constructions seem to encourage a posture of staying in the moment. This has proven to be a fascination over time. As I began the present sonic explorations, a quote from metaphysics scholar Frithjof Schuon kept coming to mind: "You must detach your life from an awareness of the multiple and reduce it to a geometrical point before God." Certainly Schuon was not referring to any particular Judeo-Christian vision of a supreme being, but rather, whatever ultimate creative force of the universe which must exist. So becoming "reduced to a geometrical point before God" was a concept that resonated for me while working on the pieces.

That said, as the tracks developed I as usual l gave them temporary working titles-in this case "GEO 1", etc. After a time I suddenly realized that the designation GEO implied a reference to our Earth, and that this could suggest an additional meaning to the music. There is this geometrical point, but also the greater context of the world at large. Could these sounds remind one of the microcosmos and macrocosmos simultaneously? I hope not a pretentious assertion."-David Lee Myers

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