03.10.2017 8:00 p.m.
The music of Black Book (Jeff Klarin/Chris Baugh) is about strategic chaos. Their compositions begin with exploratory improvisations that are deconstructed and reconfigured to make ‘listenable’ noise.
Black Book will be performing three new ‘planned’ improvisations alongside deconstructed original footage (Nicolas Simonin/Jeff Klarin).
1) ROAD travels from industrial landscape to mysterious mountain forest.
2) KOMOREBI is a Japanese word that describes ‘the light through the trees’. The juxtaposition of natural settings that begin to fold-in on each other creating a synchronicity of experience and moments.
3) DISRUPT speaks to the human condition and the current climate of dissent enveloping the listener in distortion and overtones.
Black Book History
Their sound has been described as a soundtrack for an Eastern European horror film. It is cinematic, percussive unexpected elisions and distortions. Their atmospheric sound is foggy, startling, embracing the maw.
They have performed and improvised entire audio soundtracks for Valhalla Rising, 2001 and Sans Soleil. Their project Musical Chairs presented 6 performers that rotated counter-clockwise around 6 performance stations that utilized acoustic, electronic and found object instruments. Each performer utilized the ‘instruments’ creating six unique improvisation. Future projects include In Situ, site specific improvisations inspired by surroundings as diverse as deep forest, industrial landscape, beachhead and barren desert.