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KUIVILA, RON - Blurred Genres

Very small stash of original printed boxes from the long out of print 1986 release found by Jan Slowscan in storage so he put together a few more of these w newly dubbed cassettes.
"Blurred Genres is a cycle of pieces composed for the dance by Susan Foster. The pieces are all concerned with either just tuning systems or polyphony with complex (often times unpitched) timbres. Stylistically the first, third and fifth pieces are devoted to the sustained, unfolding sonorities only possible with electronic sound, while the others subject various musical conventions to stylistic abuse" - Ron Kuivila.


"Ron Kuivila is a sound artist and composer. He creates instruments of his own design for performances as well as installations. Kuivilas work challenges what one can hear simultaneously. He samples sounds from many different situations, and he is influenced by nature as well as artifice.
Prior to receiving his 2008 Grants to Artists award, Kuivila had shown his sound installation work at MASS MoCA (1999-2007); V2 Organization, Holland (2000); and Donaueschinger Musiktage, Germany (2000); WDR Spring Festival, Germany (2002); DeCordova Museum, Massachusetts (2003-2004); and the Moyland Museum, Germany (2007); among others. He had also performed at BYOL Festival, Italy (2003); Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (2004); Diapason Gallery, New York (2006); and the HFG Karlsruhe, Germany (2006)."
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