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Derek Baron – Fourteen Latches of Heaven and Earth

Derek Baron is a New York based artist whose quotidian and diaristic work quietly fizzes with creative energy. With field recordings, text-based works, chamber ensemble works, solo piano works and various other techniques, their deft hand has scribed a compelling set of both stripped-back and collage-based releases on the likes of Penultimate Press, Recital, Regional Bears and their own label 'Reading Group'. For this new release they’ve treated us to a series of musical vignettes; uncovered fragments of memories and offering us tiny glimpses into their personal world. Tender, haunting and beguiling - these works burrow deep.

"Fourteen Latches of Heaven and Earth is a collection of fragments from the last decade or so of my thinking about harmony and performance. "J&C" was a collaboration with V Haddad; "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" was recorded with Dominic Frigo. "Choral Arrival" is a group learning of the Franciscan Salve Regina, sung at the co-incidence festival in Boston in January 2019. "Choral Arrival" is named after a phrase by Annika Finne." - Derek Baron


Tracklisting:

1 - Mach's Proof of Asymmetry (1871)

2 - e j02 (2013)

3 - e j02a (2013)

4 - TL in back_1 (2019)

5 - e j10 (2013)

6 - J&C!!_2 (2014)

7 - e j04 (2013)

8 - Herr Gott, dich loben wir (1726)

9 - e j05 copy (2013)

10 - e j12 copy (2013)

11 - Candestic for John (2018)

12 - e j13 (2012)

13 - e j14 (2012)

14 - Choral Arrival_1 (c1135)

Derek Baron

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.