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Performer: David Evans
Genre: Audio recording
Title: Transitions
Released: 2015
Style: Experimental, Field Recording
FLAC version ZIP size: 1656 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1638 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1553 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 126
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Ultimately Transitions is a finely crafted piece of contemporary acousmatic composition and production. It allows us to contemplate the constructed environment while asking us to look beyond the steel and concrete to find beauty, subtlety and perhaps even humanity beneath an often brutal facade. And so it is that we hear the sounds on David Evans' new album afresh when real-world noises are experienced as pure sound entities shorn of their usual associations and context.

Typewriter experiments and field recordings. David Evans' 'Suddenly woken by the sound of stillness' is an album built from explorations of movement, memory and place. In tracing his 2015 journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway this aural document. 7 February 2017 ·. Very happy that my new album built from field recordings of the Trans-Siberian Railway will be coming out on Kate Carr's brilliant Flaming Pines label.

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Evans devised orchestral passages as transitions, thus turning the album into one long piece of music. Porgy and Bess (1959) includes arrangements of pieces from George Gershwin's opera. Sketches of Spain (1960) contained music by composers Joaquín Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla and originals by Evans. Evans stated it was only half an album and blamed the record company; Davis blamed producer Teo Macero and refused to speak to him for more than two years. Davis noted later that "my best friend is Gil Evans"; their work was included in the boxed set Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1996), which won.

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Tracklist

1 Driftmetal 9:17
2 Unicollage 5:09
3 Leveller 6:45
4 Timeworn Meter 3:17
5 Razor Grinder Chorus 7:05
6 Perpetual Light Machine 4:30
7 Rotary Carriage 6:49

Credits

  • Artwork By – Louise Kellerman
  • Design – Ákos Garai
  • Mastered By – Byron Scullin

Notes

"Drawing from the traditions of musique concrete and late 20th century sound art, David Evans’ new album Transitions is a hypnotic collection of primarily textural work constructed entirely from field recordings. The source for these recordings is the constructed environment and sonically the raw materials would seem to be a reflection of our immediate industrialised past rather than the digital minutiae of the present (and future). Where Transitions excels as a compositional body of work, however, is that these blocks of texture are crafted in such a way that the overall experience feels warmly organic.

As a composer and in the context of this work, producer, Evans has chosen to focus each individual track of Transitions to just a small handful of individual source recordings. These recordings are the instrumentation for Transitions and as such the overall aesthetic of the work is intimate and immediate. This intimacy, and the ambiguity of the field recordings, builds a relationship between author and audience whereby the listener inevitably constructs their own imagined sound world. Here perception is reality, as Evans doesn’t try to impose upon us any meta-narrative through the use of descriptive song titles or a didactic title for the work itself. The pulses and musical waves of Transitions will be heard differently by every person that takes the time to sit down and immerse themselves in this work.

Ultimately Transitions is a finely crafted piece of contemporary acousmatic composition and production. It allows us to contemplate the constructed environment while asking us to look beyond the steel and concrete to find beauty, subtlety and perhaps even humanity beneath an often brutal facade."

— Owen McKern
Tamesya
“While listening to Transitions, it's almost impossible not to think of Marcel Duchamp's infamous Readymades. In placing a urinal or bicycle wheel within a gallery setting, the great Dadaist realized long before Warhol that an industrial object would assume an entirely different aesthetic character when viewed under unconventional circumstances. And so it is that we hear the sounds on David Evans' new album afresh when real-world noises are experienced as pure sound entities shorn of their usual associations and context.The Australia-born Evans, who first came to attention as the co-founder and drummer of the instrumental band This is Your Captain Speaking, released two solo albums prior to Transitions: 2011's Internal Temporal Order was created primarily using a standard acoustic drum kit as the sound source; 2013's Domestic Cinema expanded on its predecessor by supplementing drums with household sounds, typewriters, and field recordings of archaic equipment at the Telstra Telecommunications Museum in Melbourne. Issued in a 100-copy run, Evans' latest represents the natural next step in his explorative path in focusing on sound works created from urban field recordings unaccompanied by other instrument-related sounds. Transitions' seven settings were developed from sounds sourced from the constructed environment and specifically raw materials emblematic of the recent industrialized past rather than the digital present.In his track titles, Evans doesn't show his hand, so to speak, though he does provide some allusive hint as to what might have been sourced for a given piece. The words metal, meter, razor, carriage, and machine appear in the titles, all of them suggestive of non-digital industrial machinery of one kind or another. Beyond that, however, Evans supplies no other information, a choice that leaves it to the listener to determine what exactly is being heard at any moment while also granting him/her the option of looking beyond the originating material to experience the track as pure sound.Evans' material is certainly not lacking in the vivid department. “Driftmetal” initiates the forty-three-minute collection with thrumming noises that plummet in slow-motion, an effect one could imagine surfacing in a horror film at a particular disturbing moment in the narrative. Not everything on Transitions is unsettling, however. The rapid rhythmic thrust in “Razor Grinder Chorus” suggests the modified charge of a locomotive or the unison playing of a large percussion section, and there are passages of glassy ambient-drone drift plus ghostly whirrings that suggest the movement of rotor blades or an engine sputtering into action. Though abstract in nature, the tracks have so much personality, the urge to anthropomorphize is strong, and one comes away from Transitions hearing the sounds emanating from Evans' pieces as less machines than microbiotic life-forms. The insectoid chatter fluttering through “Perpetual Light Machine” offers proof enough in that regard."— Ron Schepper, Textura Magazine