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Original Soundtrack: Audio CD

Artist
Brian Joseph Davis
Price
$15.00
Date
2008
Format
Audio
Size
13.2 × 13 × 0.3 cm
Length
60 min
Genre
CD
Description

“Original Soundtrack” is a live performance of 20 television sets and DVD players. On each DVD player is a different, commercially available movie left at its “menu” stage. The DVDs all feature endlessly looping musical cues (this is a design feature found on approximately 50% of all DVDs). Performed using a customized mixer, loops are combined and stacked, resulting in a slightly unstable but scored performance that moves from psyched out strings to destroyed funk and beyond.

Performed in Toronto, Vancouver and New York, this CD is the Toronto concert and is housed in a die cut gatefold sleeve with gold ink, printed by Punchclock Studios.

New York Press said: “When I stopped any focus on the performance I entered into some sort of light hypnosis. There was a kind of magnificence to it, there’s no doubt. The 50-minute piece was anything but boring–more like a peaceful, unstructured audiovisual meditation. It was just so nice to absorb something without having to do any work, and to find the subtle musical wonders in fact quietly, harmlessly, mystically, working me over… Its essence wasn’t defined by experimentation, the avant-garde or artistic snobbery: the piece was all about abandoning expectations, pretensions and artificiality. Because the magic of Davis’s performance was that it really did make you think. Or not.”

  1. Original Soundtrack: Audio CD
 

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