OOC PLAYS ONE INCH EQUALS TWENTY-FIVE MILES
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This urgently weird CD comes out of a conducted improvisation of OOC â€śplayingâ€ť a book of Carnahanâ€™s short stories live at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
From the liner notes by David Prince:
NOT TO MIX METAPHORS, BUT . . . Thereâ€™s a song by the visionary art-rock band, Pere Ubu, (itâ€™s ultimately a â€śrelationshipâ€ť song) that begins with the following: â€śIn the early part of the 20th century, deep inside the American Wilderness, in the State of Kansasâ€”82,000 square miles of flatâ€”there were two automobile cars. On July 5th, 1904, they ran into each other.â€ť
Seen from the perspective of late spring in 2005, the two-years-in-the-making collaboration between writer, Sumner Carnahan, and musician/composer, Dino J.A. Deane, that has resulted in the deeply affecting and mysterious work you are about to hear appears every bit as astounding and unavoidable as the collision described by Ubu lyricist David Thomas. As artists, both Carnahan and Deane long ago veered off the commercially-approved â€śmajor highwaysâ€ť of their chosen forms, journeying instead with relish across the rutted, perilous, and deliriously invigorating backroads of the avant-garde.
(Read complete Liner Notes here.)
OUT OF CONTEXT:
Dino J.A. Deane - conductor/sampler/uniflute; Jon Baldwin - cornet; C.K. Barlow - sampler/live sampling; Stefan Dill - oud/electronics; John Flax - acting/voice; Katie Harlow - cello; Sam Rhodes - bassoon; Molly Sturges - vocalist; Alicia Ultan - viola; Jefferson Voorhees - drums/percussion
This CD is co-released by Burning Books and High Mayhem.
See the original book 1"=25 MILES here