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Hear a new recording by Jason Grier

October 2017

Human Ear Music founder collaborates with the poet Annelyse Gelman for this sound piece

Jason Grier is the founder of the once LA based label and hub, Human Ear Music, through which he has released the work of musicians such as Lucrecia Dalt, Julia Holter and Nite Jewel. HEM is now based in Berlin but Grier has travelled with the experimental sound bank he began in the US. He's just released Demonstration Disc, a collection of free samples and music tools he's been extracting and curating from studio work over the past four years.

In this 20 minute production, Jason Grier and writer Annelyse Gelman read from several texts by Gelman. Throughout the piece there are excerpts from her poems Power, Equus, Observatory, Wake and Box Fan, which are soundtracked by various HEM sound library clips including recordings by Dalt, Holter, and Hogir Göregen.

Other passages in order of appearance:

Maxwell Maltz Psycho-Cybernetics (excerpt read by Maxwell Maltz)
Kurt Schwitters Husten-Scherzo (read by Jason Grier)
John Ashbery Into the Dusk-Charged Air (read by John Ashbery)
Hannah Arendt On Violence (excerpt read by Jason Grier)
Aimé Césaire, as quoted by Frantz Fanon in Black Skin, White Masks (excerpt read by Jason Grier)
Mary Ruefle English (read by Mary Ruefle)
Tor Ulven Jeg faller and Minutter (read by Brage Brakedal)

Download the Demonstration Disc project from WeTransfer

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