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The next release is almost ready and comes from Gideon Wolf, a new artist to the Fluid Audio catalog…
As a musician/ music maker the thread that binds many of my ideas within the projects and collaborations that I am involved with, is the use of improvisation as a starting point to explore and construct new work. In this framework I am able to develop and play with ideas without the creative process becoming stale. The groundwork that improvisation provides, forms an outline for my interests and research into notions of memory, real and imagined landscapes, and the hidden histories and narratives our everyday lives create. It is within these concepts of place (real and imagined) and memory that I have tried to reflect what it is to map and re-map these spaces, through the use of music.
The Construction of the LP ‘Paper’ began as a series of piano improvisations created in conjunction with a live feed taken from the piano that was processed/manipulated and played back into the space. This series of live recording sessions with piano/live manipulation form the basic structure from which this record has been developed over the past year.
As a percussionist I tend to play whatever I can get my hands on. The material on this album reflects this through the use of instruments such as drums, cello, piano, guitar, voice, objects and various pieces of software & sound making devices.
Under the alias ‘Gideon Wolf’ this record I hope reflects an experience that is very visual and indicative (I hope) of feelings we may have when travelling through a variety of landscapes. For me ‘Paper’ is about the city (London – where I’ve spent most of my child/adult life) and the real and imagined landscapes that resonate for me there as inspiration for wanting to make this particular collection of music.- GW