yehoshua – /prəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən-s/

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Four new tracks of icy sonic explorations, Concrète Tapes’ latest release comes from the hand of Preston based musical auteur Josh Horsley.

Sometimes live takes, sometimes sequenced, yehoshua’s /prəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən-s is a hardware driven exploration of minimalist gestures within dense sonic landscapes.

Explaining the process used to create the pieces of music on the EP, Josh says ‘One of the main external influences was Bergson’s (1889) Time and Free Will – I wanted to attempt to communicate some interpretation of his ‘pure duration’ whereby each track was unfolding but maintaining some semblance of its original self throughout that process.’

Josh’s tools were a Microbrute, Werkstatt, OP-1, Tempest, Monome, and Max/MSP for processing.

Previous work includes Catharsis, a composition documenting the systematic destruction of an upright piano and has been performed acousmatically over 4 and 8 channels within the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, and Ingmar Bergman’s cinema in Uppsala.  He’s also worked with Ex Easter Island Head as part of the 2nd large electric ensemble, and delivered papers on sonification at conferences in Europe and north America.

The EP is available from bandcamp on a limited run of 40 grey-shell tapes with a cardboard fold around sleeve hand screen-printed by fine artist Magda Stawarska-Beavan.

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