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NEW KENNETH KIRSCHNER INTERVIEWS POSTED October 26, 2007

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i have uploaded a few recent interviews with Kenneth Kirschner in the PRESS area of the website…. go check them out…

12K PRESS ARCHIVE
KENNETH KIRSCHNER HOME PAGE

NEW ON TERM: OFF THE SKY “FORM CREEK” + STEVE RODEN “AMNESIA (LIVE IN BERLIN, 2004)” October 17, 2007

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NOW AVAILABLE ON TERM.
FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS

TERM.16:
OFF THE SKY
“FORM CREEK”

TERM.17:
STEVE RODEN
“AMNESIA (LIVE IN BERLIN, 2004)”

FIRST REVIEW: SAVVAS YSATIS + TAYLOR DEUPREE “THE SLEEPING MORNING” October 16, 2007

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FROM VITAL WEEKLY:

SAVVAS YSATIS & TAYLOR DEUPREE – THE SLEEPING MORNING (CDEP by 12K)
This release entirely took me by surprise. Of course we know Taylor Deupree as a man of careful digital delight, and with some hard thinking we may remember Savvas Ysatis as the man behind SETI, Futique and Arc and recording for Tresor. But you would surely check the CD again when you start playing this. Deupree and Ysatis hadn’t been working for ten years, but recently Ysatis was back in the USA and during a week they recorded the four tracks on this CDEP. Delicate for sure, but the last thing I expected from these two is folktronic, yet it’s exactly that. Folktronic. Loose drums sounds, a bass line, some rattling percussion, a harmonium loop, a slide guitar, all embedded in a warm sound. And oh vocals! Apart from the releases on Happy, did we ever encounter vocals on a 12K release? Not that I can’t remember. The voice of Ysatis remember me of Peter van Vliet of Mekanik Kommando/Use Of Ashes; held back, controlled, psychedelic. Songs! Vocals!! Folktronic!!! on 12K? Yes, on 12K. This could have as easily be on Häpna, if you catch my drift. What a great move and of course this comes with an entirely new line of packaging. (FdW)

Venue in Santiago October 15, 2007

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thought i’d post this cool picture of the venue i’ll be playing at this saturday for Micro Mutek in Santiago, Chile.

composing some nice sounds for the space…

2 new Spekk titles available in 12k’s online shop October 12, 2007

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now available through 12k:

KK012: YAIR ETZIONY “FLAWED”
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KK013: MINORU SATO + ASUNA “TEXTURE IN GLASS TUBES AND REED ORGAN”

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TAYLOR DEUPREE LIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE October 11, 2007

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OCTOBER 20TH
MUTEK – CHILE

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SAVVAS YSATIS + TAYLOR DEUPREE “THE SLEEPING MORNING” NOW AVAILABLE October 9, 2007

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SAVVAS YSATIS AND TAYLOR DEUPREE
“THE SLEEPING MORNING”
12K2007
CD-EP

AVAILABLE NOW

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The collaborative efforts of Athens native Savvas Ysatis and New Yorker Taylor Deupree were well known in the early and mid 1990s through their work as SETI, Futique, and Arc, as well as their soundtrack to Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s famed Tower of Winds building in Yokohama, Japan. After going their separate ways – Ysatis to recording for Tresor in Berlin, and Deupree to founding the 12k label – they have united again for their first project in nearly 10 years.

Almost all of Ysatis and Deupree’s projects were founded not only on conceptual ideas, but on technical processes as well, setting rules and restrictions on themselves to help focus their creative energies in the endless playground of the studio. Whether it was the complex sound design of SETI or the cassette-tape-sourced sample manipulation of Tower of Winds, Ysatis and Deupree continually reinvented themselves, moving from ambient, to lounge, to minimal techno.

Their new EP, The Sleeping Morning, was created during a week-long visit from Greece to the US. Ysatis and Deupree wanted to freely create and see what came naturally after a 10-year hiatus from working together in the studio. However, their session quickly turned into an album guided by a select set of instruments and methods which led to their most unique work to date. The music flowed naturally, and the 10 years disappeared into a day.

All of the instrumentation; acoustic guitar, autoharp, various bits of percussion, and analog synthesizers, were performed directly to multi-track with very little editing (they preferred to re-take rather than edit). The duo recorded much of the sound with with microphones to capture roomtone which created a warm, organic and often playful mood. Loose drums, the squeak of a monosynth and lush pads from the Jupiter-8 make The Sleeping Morning appear at first as an experiment in micro-folk but when vocal tracks are added a whole new world of song-structure and post-something is created.

The four tracks they recorded hint at a variety of new avenues that Ysatis and Deupree can explore. Their extensive music careers and long history of collaboration and friendship have given them experience rich with insight and experimentation – and with the low price of airfare and the affordability of decent grappa, there will certainly be a chance to continue what they began 14 years ago.

a note on this release’s package:
the sleeve for The Sleeping Morning is printed on 100% recycled stock with 3 different biodegradable inks. Even though stores demand cds to be shrinkwrapped (a still non-ecofriendly process) the use of safe materials in the package itself is our attempt at reducing the amount of un-needed waste on our planet.

Jodi Cave live in Luxembourg October 4, 2007

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Jodi Cave will be doing a european tour.. with a stop in beautiful Luxembourg.. here’s the flyer.

Jodi Cave’s website
Jodi Cave on 12k
Jodi Cave “For Myria” CD

impressive upcoming schedule for Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand October 2, 2007

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for those of you following the mind-boggling work with science and sound from our dear Russian friends, Evelina and Dmitry (known on these pages for their CAMERA LUCIDA DVD on LINE) have quite an impressive schedule of exhibitions coming up…read on:

1. The most impressive Camera Lucida show that is
coming up is in Shanghai, Shanghai eArts: joint forces
of MIT, ZKM, Center Pompidou and Ars Electronica. The
Chinese claim it will be the biggest media art show
ever. But it is coming up soon — October 19 –
November 19, 2007
http://www.shearts.org/eindex.html

2. Festival della Scienza: October 31 – November 6th,
Genova Italy
http://festivalscienza.it/en/home.php

3. Then, November 23-25 STRP festival in Einhoven at
PHILIPS headquaters,The Netherlands
http://strp.nl/

4. November 30 – December 1, BRIGHTLIVE 07 EXPO
(Innovative Lifestile Expo), Amsterdam, The
Netherlands
http://www.brightlive.nl/

5. In March we show Camera Lucida at Kiasma, Museum of
Contemporary art, PIXELACHE 07, Helsinki, Finland

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We will probably participate in Transmediale 08, but
with another work “10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming
Acid” – a live performance with laser scanning of
soap film surfaces.

We also just finished a new work “SONOLEVITATION”,
levitating 3 slivers of gold on the nodes of a
standing sound wave. I am about to put up a webpage
with documentation in the next day or two. This work
might be next shown in Beijing as part of the
‘cultural Olympics’ one month before the opening of
the Olympic games