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Stephen O'Malley


Label: Ideal Recordings

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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Stephen O'malley: guitar & production. Recorded in 230 W 108 #4d, NYC spring 2005. Mastering & bass wave assistance by Mell Dettmer at Aleph, Seattle. Art by Banks Violette. Design by SOMA. 600 copies in oversized cardboard cover. salt is the audion component created for Bleed, the initial collaboration between sculptor Banks Violette and musician Stephen O'malley. First shown at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC summer 2005 Bleed was part of the group show Bridge Freezes Before Road, curated by Neville Wakefield, and was the first of five collaborations between the two artists. A quite moderate audio setup created some of the ongoing themes between the audio and physical work; sound pressure in relation to insubstantial mass, standing wave play, sense of space created by air pressure, and modifications of said space in relation to physical sculptural work. Long playback loops of acoustic guitar and bass sine wave sparsely moved to the ear on it's own, but was designed to instead suggest modulation and border to the viewer-listener through their movement around and in relation to the work itself. Subsequently the piece was acquired by The Guggenheim Museum and remains in their collection in NYC. Bleed also reemerged in summer 2007 as part of the The Shapes of Space show at said space.
Cat. number: iDEAL055
Year: 2008