a quiet position

available now - free / donate download - the latest edition of ‘a quiet position’ - this one is based around The Wired Lab in Australia & features recordings by Chris Watson, JrF, Marisa Allen, Erin McKimm, Dave Burraston, Tim Duck, Anthony Magen & more….
http://engravedglass.bandcamp.com/album/a-quiet-position-wired-lab

available now - free / donate download - the latest edition of ‘a quiet position’ - this one is based around The Wired Lab in Australia & features recordings by Chris Watson, JrF, Marisa Allen, Erin McKimm, Dave Burraston, Tim Duck, Anthony Magen & more….

http://engravedglass.bandcamp.com/album/a-quiet-position-wired-lab

http://impulsivehabitat.com/releases/ihab049.html'a quiet position - locale edition' curated by Jez Riley Frenchfeaturing work by JrF, Signe Lidén, Radio Cegeste, Jen Boyd, Duncan Whitley, Cedric Peyronnet, Dawn Scarfe, Amanda Belantara & Elin Sunshine Visterfree to download

http://impulsivehabitat.com/releases/ihab049.html

'a quiet position - locale edition' curated by Jez Riley French
featuring work by JrF, Signe Lidén, Radio Cegeste, Jen Boyd, Duncan Whitley, Cedric Peyronnet, Dawn Scarfe, Amanda Belantara & Elin Sunshine Vister

free to download

a quiet position - form(at), flora & fauna



submission are being sought for the next edition of a quiet position, focusing on recordings (new or archive) made on tape based recorders - from portable cassette recorders to dictaphones to reel to reel machines….

of particular interest is the way in which the limits and condition of the equipment or indeed the resulting tapes, have added to the recordings….

please send details of the recordings you’d like to submit, along with wav. format transfers of the tapes if you have them to: tempjez@hotmail.com

a quiet position - form(at), flora & fauna

submission are being sought for the next edition of a quiet position, focusing on recordings (new or archive) made on tape based recorders - from portable cassette recorders to dictaphones to reel to reel machines….

of particular interest is the way in which the limits and condition of the equipment or indeed the resulting tapes, have added to the recordings….

please send details of the recordings you’d like to submit, along with wav. format transfers of the tapes if you have them to: tempjez@hotmail.com


WED 7 MARCH: 5.58AM
JEZ RILEY FRENCH: A QUIET POSITION – SLOW EDITION – FOR RADIO BOREDCASTAlmost 14 hours of work exploring aspects of duration and extended listening….
Jez riley French, Dawn Scarfe, Philip Thomas, Stephen Chase, Martin Archer
Catherine Lamb, Lauren Redhead, Matthew Sansom, Antoine Beuger, Doublends Vert,  Thelmo Chritovam, Paul Nataraj, Carlo Giordani, Darius Ciuta, Johnny Chang, Gordon Hempton, Mecha/Orga, Jennifer Allum, Eddie Prevost, Herve Perez, Sunmin Hwang, Nomi Epstein, Fergus Kelly
A quiet position: slow edition - part one1. introduction2. Jez riley French - ‘score for church and zither # 10’3. Carlo Giordani - ‘Neve’4. Thelmo Cristovam - ‘Distribuiçāo Atmosférica’5. Darius Ciuta - ‘L-L-L’6. Antoine Beuger - ‘Ockeghem Octets’7. Jez riley French - ‘hedge, norfolk’8. Sunmin Hwang - ‘Wriggler for a boring life’9. Johnny Chang - ‘Solitary luncheon(s). Early evening church bells plus toy guitar.Concert/ Manfred Werder . Violin-Noise-Action’10. Paul Nataraj - ‘2-8-11 morning’11. Mecha/Orga - ’24-13’12. Jez riley French - ‘forest trees, estonia # 2’13. Fergus Kelly - ‘Breathing room’14. Gordon Hempton - ‘One square inch of silence’
A quiet position: slow edition - part two1. introduction2. Jez riley French - ‘sheep grazing at flaxfleet’3. Jez riley French - ‘as054 - outside boiler room’4. Dawn Scarfe - ‘Lenses (2010)’5. Jennifer Allum & Eddie Prevost - ‘Dolwilym Penumbrae’6. Matthew Sansom - ‘Mêtis_Prague’7. Jez riley French - ‘that crosses the humber’8. Nomi Epstein - ‘Sextet’9. Doublends Vert - ‘Cistern’10. Lauren Redhead - ‘Overture’11. Coast Guard All Stars - ‘main set / live’
I listen….a lot. It’s a pleasure and like most pleasures there is much to be gained by finding ways to luxuriate in its hold. In a broad definition of the term, ‘field recording’ has always been linked to extended listening, to the act of waiting for ones ears to open wider and wider. It is only the limitations of technology that allowed for the audio snapshot to slowly erode the concept of durational listening - to influence film, tv and recorded music / sound. The space available on wax cylinders and other early recoding mediums reduced discoveries to seconds or minutes. No one thought how this could, in turn, effect the way we hear the world. Much has been written or spoken about the positive effects of field recording. It is, for the most part, undeniable. However, the reduction of sound to tiny sections in order to diffuse the recordists discoveries still exerts a somewhat conventional influence even on those artists / recordists who consider themselves experimental. In fact, as is often the case, these ideas are just not considered. We must return, carrying with us the benefits of our gathered explorations, to experiencing the world unhindered by the limits of a technology. To use that technology as an addition but not to allow it to restrict our perceptions. To listen is the important part of this. To a quiet position: slow edition listen, limited only by our imagination and willingness to accept our place within environments.
For this edition of ‘a quiet position’ I have gathered pieces submitted through an open call for work considering aspects of slowness and durational listening, along with some pieces of my own. All of these are ‘recordings of fields’ - they reference the act of finding or placing sounds within environments - physical or ephemeral. The question of how these pieces are slow, durational, extended & how they can be taken as ‘field recordings’ is best left to the individual. I would only add that the field is limitless - the studio is merely a construct around a smaller field. It is how one approaches the field that is the key. (Jez Riley French) http://aquietposition.tumblr.com
http://jezrileyfrench.blogspot.com

click here to go to the radio station page for this event

WED 7 MARCH: 5.58AM

JEZ RILEY FRENCH: A QUIET POSITION – SLOW EDITION – FOR RADIO BOREDCAST
Almost 14 hours of work exploring aspects of duration and extended listening….

Jez riley French, Dawn Scarfe, Philip Thomas, Stephen Chase, Martin Archer

Catherine Lamb, Lauren Redhead, Matthew Sansom, Antoine Beuger, Doublends Vert,  Thelmo Chritovam, Paul Nataraj, Carlo Giordani, Darius Ciuta, Johnny Chang, Gordon Hempton, Mecha/Orga, Jennifer Allum, Eddie Prevost, Herve Perez, Sunmin Hwang, Nomi Epstein, Fergus Kelly

A quiet position: slow edition - part one
1. introduction
2. Jez riley French - ‘score for church and zither # 10’
3. Carlo Giordani - ‘Neve’
4. Thelmo Cristovam - ‘Distribuiçāo Atmosférica’
5. Darius Ciuta - ‘L-L-L’
6. Antoine Beuger - ‘Ockeghem Octets’
7. Jez riley French - ‘hedge, norfolk’
8. Sunmin Hwang - ‘Wriggler for a boring life’
9. Johnny Chang - ‘Solitary luncheon(s). Early evening church bells plus toy guitar.
Concert/ Manfred Werder . Violin-Noise-Action’
10. Paul Nataraj - ‘2-8-11 morning’
11. Mecha/Orga - ’24-13’
12. Jez riley French - ‘forest trees, estonia # 2’
13. Fergus Kelly - ‘Breathing room’
14. Gordon Hempton - ‘One square inch of silence’

A quiet position: slow edition - part two
1. introduction
2. Jez riley French - ‘sheep grazing at flaxfleet’
3. Jez riley French - ‘as054 - outside boiler room’
4. Dawn Scarfe - ‘Lenses (2010)’
5. Jennifer Allum & Eddie Prevost - ‘Dolwilym Penumbrae’
6. Matthew Sansom - ‘Mêtis_Prague’
7. Jez riley French - ‘that crosses the humber’
8. Nomi Epstein - ‘Sextet’
9. Doublends Vert - ‘Cistern’
10. Lauren Redhead - ‘Overture’
11. Coast Guard All Stars - ‘main set / live’

I listen….a lot. It’s a pleasure and like most pleasures there is much to be gained by finding ways to luxuriate in its hold. In a broad definition of the term, ‘field recording’ has always been linked to extended listening, to the act of waiting for ones ears to open wider and wider. It is only the limitations of technology that allowed for the audio snapshot to slowly erode the concept of durational listening - to influence film, tv and recorded music / sound. The space available on wax cylinders and other early recoding mediums reduced discoveries to seconds or minutes. No one thought how this could, in turn, effect the way we hear the world. Much has been written or spoken about the positive effects of field recording. It is, for the most part, undeniable. However, the reduction of sound to tiny sections in order to diffuse the recordists discoveries still exerts a somewhat conventional influence even on those artists / recordists who consider themselves experimental. In fact, as is often the case, these ideas are just not considered. We must return, carrying with us the benefits of our gathered explorations, to experiencing the world unhindered by the limits of a technology. To use that technology as an addition but not to allow it to restrict our perceptions. To listen is the important part of this. To a quiet position: slow edition listen, limited only by our imagination and willingness to accept our place within environments.

For this edition of ‘a quiet position’ I have gathered pieces submitted through an open call for work considering aspects of slowness and durational listening, along with some pieces of my own. All of these are ‘recordings of fields’ - they reference the act of finding or placing sounds within environments - physical or ephemeral. The question of how these pieces are slow, durational, extended & how they can be taken as ‘field recordings’ is best left to the individual. I would only add that the field is limitless - the studio is merely a construct around a smaller field. It is how one approaches the field that is the key. (Jez Riley French) http://aquietposition.tumblr.com

http://jezrileyfrench.blogspot.com

click here to go to the radio station page for this event

a quiet position: traced edition
 
an online exhibition

 
the act of field recording, for many, extends beyond the audible results. Notebooks are kept by some, photographs of locations are taken by others. I myself spend most of my time listening & the occasional physical results are in the form of sketches, photographs, diary entries & sometimes an object or two from the locations themselves.
 
There is a greater understanding for the act of listening - a closer relationship with the sound of an environment rather than a more passive, casual one. The process of ‘recording’ is not limited to analogue or digital sound relics, but reflects a much wider, richer interest in the exploration of both place & sensory experience.
 
for this online edition of ‘a quiet position’ I would like to ask you to send in one or two scans or photographs of any notebooks, diaries, sketches or other images you have made whilst field recording or listening. To clarify, these should not be finished works of art made at the same time, such as paintings etc. but rather the simple records we make for ourselves - to record our time & activities in the places.
 
please email your submissions to: tempjez@hotmail.com along with your name, location & any web link you might like to be also included alongside your submission.
 
 
 
thanks - JrF

a quiet position: traced edition

 

an online exhibition

 

the act of field recording, for many, extends beyond the audible results. Notebooks are kept by some, photographs of locations are taken by others. I myself spend most of my time listening & the occasional physical results are in the form of sketches, photographs, diary entries & sometimes an object or two from the locations themselves.

 

There is a greater understanding for the act of listening - a closer relationship with the sound of an environment rather than a more passive, casual one. The process of ‘recording’ is not limited to analogue or digital sound relics, but reflects a much wider, richer interest in the exploration of both place & sensory experience.

 

for this online edition of ‘a quiet position’ I would like to ask you to send in one or two scans or photographs of any notebooks, diaries, sketches or other images you have made whilst field recording or listening. To clarify, these should not be finished works of art made at the same time, such as paintings etc. but rather the simple records we make for ourselves - to record our time & activities in the places.

 

please email your submissions to: tempjez@hotmail.com along with your name, location & any web link you might like to be also included alongside your submission.

 

 

 

thanks - JrF

a quiet position: wildeye edition
release: february 2012

a quiet position: wildeye edition

release: february 2012


for the 2012 AV festival:
14 hours of work exploring aspects of duration and extended listening….

Jez riley French  |  Dawn Scarfe  |  Philip Thomas  |  Stephen Chase  |  Martin Archer   Catherine Lamb  |  Lauren Redhead  |  Matthew Sansom  |  Antoine Beuger   
Doublends Vert  |  Thelmo Christovam  |  Paul Nataraj  |  Carlo Giordani  |  Darius Ciuta    Johnny Chang  |  Gordon Hempton  |  Mecha/Orga  |  Jennifer Allum  | Eddie Prevost   Herve Perez  |  Sunmin Hwang  

for the 2012 AV festival:

14 hours of work exploring aspects of duration and extended listening….

Jez riley French  |  Dawn Scarfe  |  Philip Thomas  |  Stephen Chase  |  Martin Archer   Catherine Lamb   Lauren Redhead  |  Matthew Sansom  |  Antoine Beuger   

Doublends Vert  |  Thelmo Christovam  |  Paul Nataraj  |  Carlo Giordani  |  Darius Ciuta    Johnny Chang  |  Gordon Hempton  |  Mecha/Orga  |  Jennifer Allum  | Eddie Prevost   Herve Perez  |  Sunmin Hwang  

coming in December (with the January edition of The Wire magazine):
a quiet position: edition two - below the radar

coming in December (with the January edition of The Wire magazine):

a quiet position: edition two - below the radar