of my projects involve some form of structure. Except EAR-CAM.
With this group, the only rule is there are no rules: everything
name of the group is a play on IRCAM, the prestigious, über-intellectual
Paris institute for musical research and experimentation. Where
IRCAM aims at total control of musical and sound resources,
EAR-CAM aims at unbridled freedom. The name also refers to an
'ear-cam' (like a steady-cam in film making), a peculiarity
of our performances: each one is 'accompanied' by a soundtrack
of ambient sounds that could have been captured anywhere-a coffee
shop, a Chinese street market, a tourist attraction, a horse
stable. The 'ear' brings its 'camera' (a minidisc recorder)
and 'photographs' an environment that becomes our sonic landscape.
members of the group are Plunderphonics innovator, John Oswald
on alto saxophone, bass virtuoso Jason Hammer (also on theremin),
percussionist Tomasz Krakowiak, and vocal artists Christine
Duncan and Nobuo Kubota (also on sampler).