Debut LP from New York's Derek Baron. Baron’s work muses on the interior and exterior via explorations of history, memory, listening, domestic ambience and the collective understanding of sound as amorphous matter. Crooked Dances presents a series of Erik Satie’s piano works as played in a flatshare with various interruptions by those who also contribute to the electricity, water and internet bills.
Crooked Dances is a melancholic, playful journey rooted firmly in the real.
"Satie’s Danses Gothiques (1893) and other keyboard sketches are interspersed/interrupted by conversation, drones both accidental and deliberate, and the ever changing mise-en-scène of rooms opening out onto further hidden rooms." The Wire
Bland photographs supplied by Baron.
Available as 320kbp MP3 or 24bit FLAC
1. Counterfeiters of All Types - 6:46
2. Better - 6:33
3. Again - 7:56
4. Gothic Dances - 8:51
5. Curtain - 3:42
6. Don’t Go Out - 6:17
Derek Baron is a musician from Chicago, currently based in New York City, where he is a part of the electroacoustic bricolage group Causings. His solo music uses found sound, homemade processors, and speech acts to open up possibilities of musical spacing. His forthcoming debut vinyl release on Penultimate Press muses on the interior and exterior via explorations of history, memory, listening, domestic ambience and the collective understanding of sound as amorphous matter. This is Derek Baron’s first UK appearance.
For this show he will play alongside John Welsh, a guitar-centered experimental musician and composer based in New York City. He has released solo music on The Freedom Garden tape label and is a member of the collective group Causings. He received his Master's in Composition from Wesleyan University.