V.A. - TRIMIX (CD & DVD)


A living archaeology of Portland, Oregon, would include its abandoned shipyards and warehouses, its layers of graffiti, and industrial detritus. Through the lens and imagination of artist TJ Norris, however, it takes on a sumptuous other-worldliness. He has unpeeled its ever-evolving history Ń of culture and place Ń in a set of three gallery installations together dubbed Tribryd. ÔTrimix', this CD-DVD set, now re-imagines those events in yet another light. TJ asked eleven international sound artists, including such underground stars as Scanner, SETI, and Asmus Tietchens, to create electronic works that would accompany him on his photo journeys around the industrial Pacific Northwest. These sounds were then remixed and became an intrinsic part of the installations, along with three new video works by such luminaries as Sue Costabile and Ryan Jeffery. The emptiness and beauty of the urban landscape is captured in TJ's artwork: 'In the past five years I have witnessed much change along the Willamette River as it snakes through the central core of the city into new neighborhoods like South Waterfront. As it parts the compass on its two sides, the mighty body of water provides a front for contemporary surveyors to find old and new layered evidence, a history of change. I've photographed under the many bridges, into train depots and many in-between spaces to unlock the secrets and roar of their giant silence.' Even if you have never been down a back alley in Oregon you will find these sound and visual works resonating deep into the psyche, insistant timeless nature among the concrete.' With Aranos, B. Edwards + D. Benford, TJ Norris, Asmus Tietchens, Freiband, Beequeen, Gal, C. Renou, Gary James Joynes (Clinker), Humectant Interruption, Miles Chalcraft, Illusion of Safety, Mokira, M. Behrens, Nobukazu Takemura, Mathew Adkins, Richard Francis, Rapoon Ryan, Jeffery Scanner, S. Knappe + M. Gitschel, Tennis, S.E.T.I ,Troum, Sue Costabile, TU M, Ultra Milkmaids, Xela. (label info)
in stock | US| 2006| INNOVA RECORDINGS | 14.90


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