Oceans between Sound is a selection of live improvisations by the internet-based music ensemble, Ethernet Orchestra. The album was recorded during located venue performances and online sessions between 2014-2019. It features musicians from a diverse range of cultures, performing across international time zones and physical locations in Brazil, the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Australia. Oceans between Sound was inspired by the ebb and flow of network data as a metaphor for the world’s oceans and waterways separating the members of the ensemble, and their geographically dispersed lives.
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Oceans between Sound includes performances by internationally acclaimed improvisers such as guitarist Chris Vine, best known for his work with the British post-punk band Blurt (Factory Records), and Elliott Sharp and Bob Boilen in the downtown music scenes of New York and Washington DC The ensemble founder, trumpeter Roger Mills, came to prominence during the 1990s with his work with the Bristol-based free jazz ensemble Space Ways and the trip-hop collective Statik Sound System (Cup of Tea Records). Performing on many of the tracks is the UK-based free improviser Hervé Perez, acclaimed German pianist Holger Deuter, as well as world-renowned Moorin Khuur player and throat singer, Bukhchuluun Ganburged. The album also features a performance by the late Richard Lainhart, who worked and performed with John Cage, David Tudor, Steve Reich, Phill Niblock, David Bergman, and Rhys Chatham. His musical contributions to Seymareh ensure his presence continues to live on in our music.
A salient characteristic of the recordings on Oceans between Sound is how they reflect the materiality of the telematic performance medium. Musical sound travels through multiple networks and is subject to a variety of operational conditions, latency, speeds, compression, and jitter. These phenomena imprint themselves on the sound as an aesthetic parameter within the music, rather like the crackle of an old vinyl album. These sonic qualities are also a testament to the incredible feat of musicians performing in real-time across distances of thousands of kilometers. We hope you take the time to enjoy this album as we did making it!
(Sydney, Australia, March / March 2020)
Ethernet Orchestra would like to acknowledge the support of Alexander Carot, Marc and Ruth at Furtherfield, Helen Varley-Jamieson, and Randall Packer. Thanks to everyone who has helped us with performances at the University of Technology and the University of New England, Sydney, Australia, as well as Nick at the People’s Republic of Australasia. Thanks also to our partners at Teatro Municipal de Campo Mourão, PR Brazil, Thomas and Timo at the Institute of Music Education, University of Cologne, and Christian Schmachtenberg from the University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserlautern, Germany.
Finally, big respect to Mika Martini and everyone at Pueblo Nuevo for their unwavering commitment to releasing music amid the upheavals in Chile. Ethernet Orchestra extends our solidarity to everyone engaged in pursuing creativity and freedom in these turbulent times.
Ethernet Orchestra would like to acknowledge the support of Alexander Carot, Marc and Ruth at Furtherfield.org, Helen Varley-Jamieson, and Randall Packer. Thanks to everyone who has helped us with performances at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of New England, as well as Nick at the People’s Republic of Australasia. Thanks also to our partners at the Municipal Theater of Campo Mourão, PR Brazil, Thomas and Timo at the Institute of Music Education, University of Cologne, and Christian Schmachtenberg from the University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserlautern, Germany.
Finally, all our respects to Mika Martini and everyone at Pueblo Nuevo for their unwavering commitment to releasing music amid the unrest in Chile. Ethernet Orchestra extends our solidarity to all those involved in the pursuit of creativity and freedom in these turbulent times.
RELEASE INFO / DISK INFORMATION:
Release “Oceans between Sound” [pn150], 03.2020.
All rights and authorship of the music licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 / Licensed to the public under Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike – 4.0
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CREDITS / CREDITS:
The Performers / Participating Musicians:
Mir Shahabeddin Chilan (Australia): Persian balaban, Donali, Setar and Ney Jofti / Balaban perssa, Donali, Sitar and Ney Jofti.
Holger Deuter (Germany): Keyboards and synths / Keyboards and synthesizers .
Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Australia): Morin khuur (Mongolian horse fiddle) & throat singing / Morin Khuur (Mongolian horse violin) & diphonic singing .
Richard Lainhart (USA): Buchla synthesizer / Synthesizer Buchla .
Roger Mills (Australia): Trumpet, electronics, and field recordings / Trumpet, electronics and field recordings .
Hervé Perez (UK): Saxophone, Shakuhachi and Laptop (live processing) / Saxophone, Shakuhachi and Laptop (live processes).
Shaun Premnath (Australia): Tabla.
Wesley Ribeiro (Brazil): Drums / Percussion.
Peyman Sayyadi (Canada): Tambour.
Achim Tang (Germany): Double bass / bass .
Aref Toloei (Iran / Australia): Tar.
Yavuz Uydu (Australia): Oud.
Chris Vine (Brazil): Guitar, bass, keyboards and voice / Guitar, bass, keyboards and voice .
Recorded by / Recorded by Ethernet Orchestra .
Edited and produced by / Edited and produced by Roger Mills .
Mastering and additional editing by / Mastering and additional editing by Chris Vine .
Sleeve artwork by / Cover art by Patricia Farrar.
Sleeve design by / Cover design by Caroline Myers .
For further information about the making of “Oceans between Sound” visit / For more information about the making of “Oceans between Sound” visit: https://oceansbetweensound.wordpress.com
Ethernet Orchestra: https://ethernetorchestra.net
Contact / Contact : email@example.com
Spanish translation by / Spanish version by Alejandro Albornoz .