After a decent gestation period, this very large project dedicated to my friend Kenneth Kirschner’s music has been published by Tokafi. My contribution is one of 20 semi-original works created for this project, all based off of Ken’s available music.
My piece, titled “late september,” and found its titles, materials and inspiration thusly:
Among the many interests, ideas and pastimes that Ken and I share, a common birthday was the most useful as a selection criterion for which pieces of Ken’s music would be used for this project. (See the title of my work for the boundary set by the date in question; thankfully Ken has a very concrete method of titling his work, which made this process a quick one.) Selected works were processed and/or recomposed, to which I added original synthesizer, electric bass, and field recordings.
Imperfect Forms – The Music of Kenneth Kirschner Remixed
is available on bandcamp:
and dive into this immense project here:
We are excited and proud to present Imperfect Forms, an expansive multimedia project about the work of Kenneth Kirschner, a composer and sound artist from Brooklyn, New York. His oeuvre, which he describes as ‘being about recording’, uses classically-tinged acoustic sources, electronically processed sounds and silence. For the past fifteen years, Kirschner’s music has been released free of charge on his website, which doubles up as an expansive, continually updated archive of his oeuvre. His music has also been published in physical form on labels like 12k, Sub Rosa, Room40 and Champion Version, among others.
Over the past two years, twenty sound artists, six video artists and four journalists/writers have carved out their personal vision of Kirschner’s pieces, resulting in 4.5 hours of new and exclusive music; an ebook with interviews and analyses; a generative software piece; specially curated videos as well as a three-part ‘Best Of“ of selected pieces from the past 15 years.