IRIS, the second CD release from the duo Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood) on the Deep Listening label, is also their first video release. The DVD has the same sonic material as the music on the CD, but it features video pieces by the duo’s favorite live-video performers, including Benton-C Bainbridge, Betsey Biggs, Fi$h2000, Madeleine Gallagher, Dawn Haleta, David Lublin, Jonathan Lee Marcus, Olivia Robinson, skfl, Diana Reed Slattery, Jack Turner and Walter Wright. These pieces emphasize the spontaneity of the artists’ live performances, the practice of using “found” materials, and suggest the emergence of a regional aesthetic stemming from the recent hotbed of media performance centered around Troy, New York.
Product information page with full artist bios. On the Deep Listening Label.
“Evidence have conceived the a-priori soundtrack to these urban fantasies as a vibrating and vivid treasure chest, full of hissing rhythms, beats from unlikly objects and surprising beauty. It makes perfect sense to listen to their work on a regular CD player, even though it has to be said that the organic liaison between the videos and the compositions does make the combined experience a deeper one. With the concept of “Iris” in mind, that is no degradation whatsoever, but rather a sign that this project has been a success.” –Tobias Fischer on Tokafi
Audio CD 1. The Facility 2. Iris 3. Burden 4. Chamber & Host 5. Capillaries 6. Bridge 7. Growroom 8. So Much White 9. Moodspool 10. Cold Storage 11. Chain Of Listen
Video DVD 1. Chamber & Host (David Lublin & Jack Turner, video) 2. Cold Storage (Betsey Biggs, video) 3. The Facility (Dawn Haleta, video) 4. Moodspool (Olivia Robinson, video) 5. Capillaries (Fi$h 2000, video) 6. Iris (Diana Reed Slattery, video) 7. So Much White (Madeleine Gallagher, video) 8. Growroom (Jonathan Lee Marcus, video) 9. Burden (Walter Wright, video) 10. Bridge (Benton-C Bainbridge, video) 11. Chain Of (skfl, video)
video by Madeleine Gallagher
audio by Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood)