Sour Mash was composed during a collaborative residency sponsored by Harvestworks, Inc. The work is being released on vinyl and on compact disc, offering two different-but-related experiences. Both versions offer listening and performative possibilities. Each side of the vinyl disc functions as a standalone composition by one of the artists. With two copies of the vinyl, a third collaborative composition emerges; start points on both sides of the record are provided to facilitate this. The two vinyl sides can also be understood as an open-ended composition, or palette, for further creative recombination by one or multiple performers. The compact disc version offers both artists’ sides, as well as a synchronized mix of the two. Of course, one could deploy the compact disc version in performative ways as well. The composers anticipate just such an outcome.
SOUR MASH: Marina Rosenfeld + George Lewis
1. End Self Or: 11:54
2. Send Elf Or: 3:34
3. Ego Grew Lies: 11:54
4. We Gig Or Else: 3:34
5. Wordless Feline: 11:54
6. Linseed Flowers: 3:34
Created, mixed and mastered at Harvestworks, Inc., between November 2008 and February 2009.
Paul Geluso, engineer. Cover design: Marina Rosenfeld
Produced in part through the Artist in Residence Program of Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway Suite 602, New York, NY 10012.
Harvestworks, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1977 to foster the creation of experimental works by artists who use electronic media. TELLUS Media is a program of Harvestworks. TELLUS Media VL is a special series featuring young electronic music composers who have been selected for our Residency Program atHarvestworks.
Photo of Marina Rosenfeld by Stefano Giovannini
Photo of George Lewis by Cheryl L. Lewis
Special thanks to Carol Parkinson, Hans Tammen, and Dan Joseph at Harvestworks, Inc., and Philip Blackburn at Innova Recordings.
Supported in part by a grant from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. innova is supported by an endowment from the McKnight Foundation.
Philip Blackburn: director
Chris Campbell: operations manager