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DEUPREE INTERVIEW ON MUSIQUE MACHINE November 30, 2008

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forgot to post this one… an interview with me on MusiqueMachine that came out a few weeks back…

http://www.musiquemachine.com/articles/articles_template.php?id=140

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HAMMOCK + DEUPREE IN BROOKLYN November 24, 2008

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thanks to everyone who came out to the show saturday night, and especially to Hammock for the invitation. Hammock’s sets were fantastic… i, on the other hand, was forced to deal with the loud crowd eating dinner and the annoying people behind me who looked way too much like art-dealer-wannabees out looking for “cutting edge” music on a weekend night. glad they found Monkeytown… but the should learn to shut the fuck up when someone is playing quiet music!

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2 OF MY SYNTHS ON EBAY November 21, 2008

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selling 2 amazing synths from my collection. a Korg Z1 and Roland JD-990

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230309246684

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230309244749

REALLY NICE AMPLIFIER MACHINE REVIEW November 21, 2008

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http://forestgospel.blogspot.com/2008/11/amplifier-machine-her-mouth-is-outlaw.html

Remember when Godspeed You Black Emperor! was absolutely the best band in the world and Mogwai still sounded fresh and vibrant? Mmm, yeah, those were some good times. And then remember when Explosions In The Sky briefly resurrected that good old climax heavy instrumentalism and the stars aligned again? Seems like ages since I last remember being excited about some good old fashioned instrumental post rock. Sure, there have been other notables along the way, but I’m talkin’ the transportative, hinging on religious euphoria type stuff. I guess it is pretty obvious why the whole thing fell apart – eventually the excitement of those upward building processions became stale and predictable. I mean, how many times can you rewrite the same exact chord progression culminating with the same exact climax while remaining emotive? Apparently, for only a couple full length albums. It doesn’t mean I don’t miss it though or love revisiting those old classics. However, it is fairly obvious that instrumental post rock needed a savior. You’ll notice the past tense of that last sentence. Enter: Amplifier Machine. Can I say “wow?” I mean whoa; this is some powerful, transportative, higher-level type stuff. Amplifier Machine’s debut album, Her Mouth Is An Outlaw, feels like the missing step in the evolution from Explosions In the Sky to Eluvium, bridging the gap from the structure of post rock to the improvisational space of atmospheric drone. Amplifier Machine maintains a strong skeletal structure but makes space for plenty of inspired deviations from its players, creating some of the most gorgeous ear candy I think I have heard in a long, long time. In addition, on Her Mouth Is An Outlaw, the structure doesn’t perpetually lead to a raucous climax. The album flows beautifully as a whole, slowly snaking along and forging its own unique peaks and valleys in an original, but oddly familiar way. Her Mouth Is An Outlaw is an utterly serendipitous gem of expansive beauty compounded into a tiny plastic disc. I know I have the tendency to get really excited about new music, often overly so, but to overlook this album is to truly miss one of the most amazing things to come out all year – right up there with The Fun Years and Gang Gang Dance. Translation: listen to this album!

-Mr. Thistle

12K SPECIAL ON SILENT RADIO: TONIGHT November 19, 2008

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Small Sounds : 12k Special

date : 19-11-2008
time: [17:00-18:00] [5:00-6:00PM] [GMT+1]

selected by Shinkei

Silent Radio
http://www.silentradio.it/ascolta-silent-radio.html

TAYLOR DEUPREE + KENNETH KIRSCHNER “MAY” NOW AVAILABLE THRU 12K November 17, 2008

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TAYLOR DEUPREE + KENNETH KIRSCHNER “MAY”
(ROOM 40, AUSTRALIA)

is now available for sale through the 12k online shop.

http://room40.org/releases-may.shtml
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May is the latest collaboration between New York composers Taylor Deupree and Kenneth Kirschner. Recorded on May 9, 2008 at the OFFF Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, the album represents the first available live recording of Deupree and Kirschner’s concert performances. Continuing in the direction of their acclaimed post_piano series, Deupree and Kirschner’s live work explores the intersection between piano and digital music technology.

For this performance, Deupree and Kirschner took an even more experimental approach than they have in past concerts: sitting side by side at a single grand piano, they both played piano and both played laptop, with Kirschner playing the keys of the piano and Deupree directly manipulating the strings inside, even as they both shared the duties of electronic processing and sample manipulation.

The result is a rich and complex mixture of digital and acoustic timbres that breaks new ground in their ongoing exploration of the role of the piano in contemporary electronic music.

KENNETH KIRSCHNER “FILAMENTS & VOIDS” NOW AVAILABLE November 17, 2008

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the new double-CD from Kenneth Kirschner, “Filaments & Voids” is now available in the 12k shop.

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A subdued chord, and a subsequent quiet. A hovering drone, followed by a compelling absence of sound. True to its title, Filaments & Voids is comprised predominantly by one or the other: by carefully constructed audio of lingering delicacy or by singular silences of ambiguous depth. Over the course of two discs and nearly two and a half hours of music, composer Kenneth Kirschner focuses the listener’s attention on the silence inherent in his sounds, and the sounds implicit in silence. Like the night sky evoked by the album’s title, the music heard on Filaments & Voids is a broad and dark space inhabited by dispersed and luminous materials.

Filaments & Voids is a 2-CD collection of Kenneth Kirschner’s music featuring liner notes by Disquiet.com’s Marc Weidenbaum and photography by Taylor Deupree.

Kenneth Kirschner was born in 1970 and lives in New York City; he releases his music freely online through his website, kennethkirschner.com. His work is also available on CDs such as September 19, 1998 et al. (12k, 2003) and Three Compositions (Sirr, 2006); his most recent release is May (Room 40, 2008), based on a concert with Taylor Deupree recorded live in Lisbon, Portugal.

12K FORUM IS BACK November 4, 2008

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back online. apologies to those who lost chances to post. it was readable, but not postable…

it’s back. enjoy

http://www.12k.com/forum

THIS WEEKEND: PLATEAUX FESTIVAL, TORUN, POLAND November 4, 2008

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a couple of live shows this weekend in Torun, Poland at the Plateaux Festival

head to the website for details:
http://www.plateauxfestival.pl/

12k artists involved:
Taylor Deupree (solo show)
Richard Chartier + Taylor Deupree (specification.fifteen live)

Frank Bretschneider (there with the raster crew)

also in attendance… tim hecker, alva noto, vladislav delay, agf…. and more goodness.

12K FORUM DOWN AGAIN November 4, 2008

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the 12k forum is down again due to a database error. since this happens about once per week and backing up and restoring is extremely cryptic, i’m looking for new forum software.

if anyone has any recommendations on hosting packages for forums, please let me know.

we’re currently using SIMPLE MACHINES… it works nicely, but only when it DOES work.

apologies to those who are trying to post to the forum. i hope to have the problem corrected soon.