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«If you're a Los Angeles resident you probably know where Barnsdall Art Park is, located atop of a hill with a nice view over the famous Hollywood sign (trust me, I've been reading about this). Barnsdall Park has gardens, trees and all that, of course, but also has one of the first Los Angeles works by worldwide famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Hollyhock House, named after the favorite flower of the building's original owner, Aline Barnsdall, a woman philanthrope and patron of the arts. Barnsdall Park was closed for remodeling until recently (~ 2003) but it reopened, offering the visitors brand new exhibits, visual design and overall conditions. It also showcases many concerts and performances along the year, which brings us to this release we are offering, a live recording from a CalArts alumni showcase that took place at this park.
Mother is actually Chris Komashko, a former student of CalArts, California's best school of arts. He was there not for the music, but for a BFA in design. But what really tickled inside Chris's head was music and sound design, so he pursued it and years later was performing live at a CalArts Alumni Showcase. Life has a sense of humor. As a sound designer, Chris has done several original work for the motion picture industry, in trailers and such, for movies such as Pulp Fiction, Resident Evil or Blade II; as a musician he has done remixes for Madonna, A Flock of Seagulls, Kiss or Love & Rockets. But the Mother project, according to Chris, is "an ongoing project to learn more about the nature of sound and the auditory ties we all have to the emotional experiences of our lives. (...) mother is an attempt to push the concept of story telling as far away from song writing as possible and still communicate to the listener." Nothing to do with pop music or motion picture soundtracks, then.
Did Chris accomplished the task he sought? We have to dwelve into his music to learn the answer. File under improv/experimental. Happy listening.»
- Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Intro, Time Tweaked .............................................................. pt us
[3'10'' • 5,80Mb • 256Kbps]
02 • Dizzy Before Something Big ..................................................... pt us
[5'50'' • 10,7Mb • 256Kbps]
03 • 128 ........................................................................................... pt us
[2'08'' • 3,91Mb • 256Kbps]
04 • The Carrot .............................................................................. pt us
[7'00'' • 12,8Mb • 256Kbps]
05 • Bebop, with an excerpt of "I'm afraid of you" ......................... pt us
  [5'13'' • 9,57Mb • 256Kbps]
06 • Some People Scare Me - Movement I ........................................ pt us
  [4'56'' • 9,05Mb • 256Kbps]
07 • Some People Scare Me - Movement II ....................................... pt us
  [1'37'' • 2,97Mb • 256Kbps]
08 • Some People Scare Me - Movement III ..................................... pt us
  [3'04'' • 5,64Mb • 256Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,18Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 63,2Mb]

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©2007 aeriolabehaviour
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©2005 Chris Komashko
©2007 test tube


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