August 30, 2013
The Giant Worms project consists of eight snapshots which are designed to be experienced as sound pieces, as images, and as texts. It is being made available as a mixed mode CD with full-colour printed booklet and disc. The mixed mode CD contains the eight snapshots as audio tracks which can be played in a CD player, as well as all eight snapshots as bitmap images and pdf files, which can be viewed/read by inserting the CD into a computer. It is important for me to emphasise that these eight snapshots are simultaneously audio pieces, images and texts, since the three manifestations arise from exactly the same data. In this way, the files are digital art objects in the truest sense, as it would be impossible to create an analogue equivalent that could be all three things simultaneously. When you listen to the music, you are also listening to the image and to the text; when you look at the image, you are also looking at the music and the text; when you read the text, you are also reading the music and the image – in their entirety.
The price is AUD $9 including postage to anywhere in the world.
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March 8, 2013
THIS IS A VIDEO RELEASE.
LIVE AT AUDIOPOLLEN – Massimo Magee’s Electro-Acoustic Outfit
Alison Blunt – Violin
Matt Earle – Electronics
Max Fowler-Roy – Double Bass
Mitch Green – Bass
Tim Green – Drums
Cameron Kennedy – Percussion
Massimo Magee – Horizontal and Vertical Alto Saxophone, mp3 Player
Henry Mills – Electronics
Sam O’Brien – Alto Saxophone
Jack Richardson – Electric Guitar
Adam Sussmann – Electronics
David Wallis – Harmonica
Filmed by MiHee Kim
Recorded live at Audiopollen on the 3/3/13, with thanks to Yusuke Akai.
Cover Art by Massimo Magee
July 7, 2012
THAT’LL VOID YOUR WARRANTY – Massimo Magee
That’ll Void Your Warranty is a 90-minute audio cassette of solo mostly-VCR improvisation by Massimo Magee. It is being released exclusively in a physical edition of 50 tapes. Each copy is assembled by hand and features deluxe library-style packaging, subtly hand-painted tape shells, and 10 original photographs.
The price is $7 within Australia, and $10 for the rest of the world. Paypal to: ArrayWeb (at) gmail (dot) com
November 30, 2011
COLLECTED SOLOS – Massimo Magee
26 Discs of improvisations, an 87-page journal, and specially-created artwork, all by Massimo Magee
The first recording in this collection is from 2008. Some time after this, after having recorded a number of other improvisations (which make up the rest of disc 1), I decided to embark on a 25-disc exploration of total improvisation – a pursuit of improvisation in the absolute, through the medium of sound. I decided on 25 discs because I wanted the resulting collection of recordings to represent a larger snapshot of the ongoing process than is generally available. Any document of an improvisor is going to be simply a snapshot of their ongoing exploration of improvisation, but in this case I wanted that snapshot to cover a longer period of time (both in the making and in the listening) so as to give a different perspective. I was also keen for the experience of listening to this project to be more akin to reading a long novel – not something that could be finished in an hour or so and then either forgotten or repeated, but something that would take a long time to work through, something that the listener would have to live with for a longer period of time before reaching the end. Some time later, I also decided to write a journal to go along with the improvisations, writing one journal entry per improvisation recorded. I would recommend listening to this collection disc by disc, over whatever period of time is comfortable, reading the corresponding journal entries after listening to each disc. Although since the journal entries only start at track 27, this would only apply from disc 7 onwards. If you wanted to (and didn’t plan on sleeping) you could probably listen to the whole collection in one day, although this would require extraordinary dedication. The improvisations themselves were recorded on whatever recording equipment happened to be available, meaning that circumstances have left their mark on the recordings to a significant degree, and that the recording situations have been decided upon more or less on the fly. The recording quality of the improvisations, therefore, varies considerably. Most were recorded by me, although towards the end of the project situations arose whereby some of them could be recorded in much better quality by Alexander Feder. I should emphasise that this project (all 26 discs of audio, the journal, and the artwork) should be treated as a single work, and not divided into parts.
The Collected Solos Project is now available in only one format:
A digital version, which is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD at the following link:
The digital version includes all 26 Discs of audio, the entire 87-page journal in pdf format, and the artwork, also in pdf format. The audio is in mp3, and the total download is 1.8Gb in size.