MESH

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Clouds 19:56
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Trampoline 13:01
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4.
Mengi 29:38

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Mesh (2019) was an experiment in collaboration, improvisation, and sound led by Clay Chaplin. During the month of June 2018, a group of musicians from Los Angeles, Chicago, and Reykjavik took residence in a large, isolated house in the southern part of Iceland. Through experimentation, improvisation, and collaboration we created a series of recordings. Each collaborator was a unique musician, sound artist, and improvisor and brought their own ideas and influences to the creative process. The instrumentation was diverse and included modular synth, laptop, electronics, violas, voice, found objects, hurdy-gurdy, and viola da gamba. We did not have a set structure going into our work together but topical starting points included: droning, repetition, field recording, medieval folk traditions, chant, alternate tunings, acoustics, and a general blending of electronic and acoustic sounds.

Mesh performed at Mengi in Reykjavik on Thursday, June 28th at 8:30pm

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released January 1, 2019

Clay Chaplin - field recordings, laptop. instigator
Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir - viola, voice
Heather Lockie - viola, voice
David Paha - analog synth, laptop
Laura Steenberge - viola da gamba, trumpet, harmonica, voice
Mustafa Walker - hurdy gurdy, percussion, harmonica, voice

All performances are improvisations
Tracks 1-3: Recorded in June of 2018 in a cabin in Fludir, Iceland
Track 4: Recorded live on June 28th, 2018 at MENGI in Reykjavik
Recorded by Clay Chaplin
Mixed and mastered by Clay Chaplin at Casa Berenice in LA
Graphic design by David Paha

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Casa Berenice Recordings releases works by experimentally minded songwriters, computer musicians, improvisers, and sound artists. We are a non-profit operation and in addition to running a small label we host house concerts for creative musicians in Northeast Los Angeles. The house concerts are recorded live and released as a podcast which can be found on our website. ... more

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