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CircumSubstantial Playing & Blindfold Tourism

5" CDR & Book $35

Generator is proud to release a CD and book by one of the most prolific and indescribably enigmatic multi-talented artists of our time, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. His work over 4 decades has encompassed every genre there is, including filmmaking, choreography, writing, theater, performance art, and music. Throughout all of his work, sound has been constantly in focus.

Without due recognition by the established cultural institutions, tENTATIVELY has nonetheless continued to forge ahead without compromise. By his own account, CircumSubstantial Playing & Blindfold Tourism may be the most monstrous audio work he has ever created. This CD documents the immersive performance originating at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which culminated in the audience being blindfolded and driven through the city to another undisclosed location on August 10, 2001. Using sonic elements from the performance and by re-working the years worth of calculated preparations for the scoring of the performance tENTATIVELY has essentially created the piece into a distinctly new original work for CD albeit with the same title..

Accompanying the CD is an 80 page booklet with color photos and detailed text which thoroughly documents and explains the sonic journey of the event and the meticulous processes used in the creation of the work. In addition to live recordings from the event, you will hear recordings used as source material, including sounds selected from The Volunteers Collective, an archive of recording sessions recorded between 1993 and 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland, which include guest musicians Jack Wright, John Berndt, Neil Feather and many others.


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