The Pleasance & The Purchase

Announcing the Release:

senufo edition # twenty seven: coppice “the pleasance & the purchase”.

This work has been in progress for quite some time now and I am pleased to report it has become exactly as we had intended. As a seven-inch record, Senufo Edition #27, it features the wonderful artworks Forest For The Trees and Foucault Pendulum by our friend, Chicago artist and writer Holly Murkerson. Thank you to Giuseppe Ielasi for his work in making this possible.

We are currently in planning to host a special evening with Holly in March to celebrate this release.  Details will follow as they become available.

About the album:

The Pleasance & The Purchase is a 7″ record by Coppice.  The sound is sourced entirely from the dismembered and displaced performance of shruti box and tape loops.  Its lineage can be traced back to the fixed media work for dance, FOURBOUND (2010), choreographed by Rachel Damon, and through its close relationship with the Coppice multichannel performance/installation work Copse (2010).  In fact, Side A shares its title, The Pleasance, with the first movement of Copse. This new record, like those works, is focused on the creation and designation of spaces. It is also concerned, like those works, with the bodies that exist within the sound field.

Where this recording departs from those previous pieces is that it presents a fixed perspective to a listener, and offers no choreography for present bodies.  The listener is not able to negotiate a multisourced sound environment, but is instead repositioned as a point existing within a stereo projection that they share responsibility for creating (the listener turns the recording on, sets the volume, places the speakers, selects a point from which to listen, etc.).  Fixed and flattened, the work becomes a private question of where an individual finds his or her footing within the space that they have had a hand in creating.

Please visit senufo editions or the Coppice website to find out more details about the release and to hear samples.

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