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Unique, Limited Edition Nautical Miami Release 01 Coming

July 18, 2012

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Kerry Ware and I have begun to sketch ideas for what will become 250 unique, limited edition 7” vinyl bonus tracks to accompany our first Nautical Miami downloadable release. They will be available to the first 250 downloads. Each vinyl 7” will come with a unique visual composition made of color pencil and water color on hand made paper.  The unique visual pieces are designed alluding to cycles or calendars. They are an embellishment of detailed climatic life in Miami, FL in that they appear to be informed by an elasticity of wet and dry micro-rhythms. The audio composition itself alludes to our two yearly seasons: a wet season and a dry season and are comprised of recorded walks, transducer systems on reflective surfaces, filters and processing.

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Rene Barge Questing Resonant Frequencies at Bridge Red Studios

July 18, 2012

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Watch video and listen to: Questing Resonant Frequencies at Bridge Red

This is a short document of me, questing for resonant frequencies, inside one of the two spaces Gustavo Matamoros and I occupied during our residency at Bridge Red Project Space. The residency comprised of several multi-channel sound installations that spanned winter, spring, and summer, 2012. Questing resonant frequencies is a part of my process of tuning to a space. Gustavo Matamoros and I are in the process of mastering binaural recordings to publish the work outside of its spatial context. Around me is the work of visual artist Robert Thiele.

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Rene Barge wraps up Bridge Red Project Space Residency

July 13, 2012

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Rene Barge wraps up Bridge Red Project Space Residency

I will produce the final installment of a multi-channel sound installation at Bridge Red Project Space, Miami FL, on Tuesday, July 17th. The installation began in February as a collaboration with sound artist Gustavo Matamoros and has slowly evolved throughout two rooms that sustain visual artist Robert Thiele’s objects and concrete monoliths, ranging 6″ – 10′ in size, and dating back to the 1980s. The objects and monoliths evoke fossilized ephemera, transparently sandwiched by glass or buried into vague opaque matter, interlocked by wood and muted bits of restrained cool hues on frayed cloth, and further interlocked by rugged concrete that reflects light in a curiously eloquent and subtle manner. They are nondescript, introverted forms that bare almost silent hints of material from the past. They imply exceptionally intimate, rare occurrences such as heirlooms, or the traces of elements yet to be discovered and undiscovered; moreover, proposing geological time.

I did my very best to allow the presence of my work not to intrude, but to merge with my perception of the evocative work inhabiting the space, as well as the space’s acoustic characteristics. My sound sources were my processed voice, analogue and digital tones, and acoustic bits of wood, coils, and local beach sand derived from the relics of a Fluxes era piano. All my sound sources were tuned to the Bridge Red Project Spaces and randomly looped.

The installation will run through the summer, 2012. There are plans to publish a documentation of the installation. I will be posting a stereo excerpt here once the installation has reached its site-specific end.

Rene Barge