ONE MAN NATION - SUSPENDED IN A VORTEX IN THE MIDDLE OF A BOWL FROM TIBET... (LP)
"Marc Chia's (aka One Man Nation) approach to this piece of work is strongly influenced by Erik Satie's "Gnossiennes". The piano works of the french avant-gardist inspired him to combine different states of suspension of mind, body and soul when composing for this work. The result is a mystic, non-linear journey which takes the listener to different mental states before pulling them back into the unreality of reality. Suspended In A Vortex In The Middle Of A Bowl From Tibet... is especially composed for the medium itself. Disenchantment exists not only on a purely narrative level, it is exorcised by the use of every part of his body, including sounds produced by the intended or accidental gestures (picked up by several self-built contact microphones) and physical actions. With a constant sensitivity to the surroundings during his breathtaking live-performances, which are a profound and cohesive mix between computer music, performance art and improvisation, Marc Chia states an explicit expression against the prefabrication of culture. He captures his audiences worldwide by bringing to the foreground what was already pre-existing but unrecognized." (label info) Marc Chia has collaborated with Pierre Bastien, Kato Hideki and Damo Suzuki. The LP comes in a numbered edition of 303 copies, 180 gr and transparent vinyl.