SCOTT, RICHARD - Delirious Cartographies
"LP version. White vinyl. Red cardboard folder, foil embossed; includes six prints and download code with a 17-minute digital bonus track; edition of 300. Arbitrary presents Delirious Cartographies by composer, improviser, and synthesist Richard Scott. "These compositions capture aspects of my personal sonic experience of specific times and places. Extending beyond my usual work with analog synthesizer, these pieces open the doors and windows to the outside world, incorporating field and live recordings made in various locations and situations. Rather than intending any clear sense of narrative, these are molecular dialogues between elements and geographies which do not necessarily share organic points of connection, other than my own incomplete experience and memory of them." The final piece "6 Graphic Etudes" (included as digital prints) is intended as a set of visual/sonic sketches, each of which describes a discrete kind of movement or texture. These may have a variety of uses; as musical exercises, as scores, combined as parts of scores, or simply as stand-alone visual propositions/artworks. The pieces were composed between 2017 and 2021 at Sound Anatomy, Berlin, Spektrum Berlin, EMS Stockholm, NOVARS, University of Manchester University, Boliqueime, Portugal and the Electronic Music Studios University of Huddersfield. As well as various microphones, hydrophones and recorders, the instruments used on this recording are mostly analog and modular synthesizers: Hordijk Modular, Serge Modular, EMS Synthi A, various Eurorack modules, Buchla Thunder midi controller, Oberheim Xpander, Clavia Nord Micro Modular, CataRT and maxMSP, Rob Hordijk Blippoo box. On "Thunder, actually bicycles..." Axel Dörner plays a Holton Firebird trumpet with additional live-sampling via maxMSP and a controller interface developed by Sukandar Kartadinata. Written and produced by Richard Scott. Drawings by Richard Scott. Graphic design by Mads Emil Nielsen. Mastered and cut by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Part of the Danish imprint's Framework editions. Includes six printed drawings as well as a text by Scott." -Arbitrary.