We’re pleased to announce the next edition in our recently launched digital series, <facets> which is in collaboration with Art North Magazine. This series will involve a range of composers and sound artists, teaming up with talented visual artists, for an audio-visual release. Next we welcome back Guy Gelem from Jerusalem, Israel. His work is accompanied by artwork by visual artist Susan Macintosh. ‘Scenario‘ combines the sound of guitar and cello along with additional subtle textures and the resulting 5 track EP was a back and forth collaboration between both the sonic and visual artist. You can see additional works of art created by Susan inside the PDF booklet, included with the download of this release.
Each <facets> edition will include either an EP or album of music available in a range of high quality audiophile formats, accompanied by a work of art as the cover image and a booklet PDF which contains art, profile imagery, background information and an interview, featuring both the sonic and visual artist.
Tense is released today, Monday the 21st of June. If you join our mailing list , we’ll make sure you’re the first to hear about future editions.
“<facets> is an audio-visual series, co-curated between Whitelabrecs and Art North Magazine. This collection provides a space in our catalog for digital music, in which we aim to provide more than a few mp3s and a low resolution square image. Each edition of <facets> is pitched equally at both your eyes and ears. Sonic and visual textures overlap as we pair musicians, composers or sound designers with painters, sculptors or photographers. The work includes the music in a range of formats, specially created visual artwork and a PDF art booklet containing imagery, interviews and liner notes. Our collective aim is to create a coherent work of cross-media art, where the creative outputs of a sonic artist and a visual artist complement each other as a singular creative output.
In our third edition of this series, we welcome back Guy Gelem from from Jerusalem, Israel. Guy has released music with labels including Quiet Design, Mini50, Time Release Sound and Rural Colours. He also contributed the album ‘Entirety’ back in 2016, our inaugural year. ‘Scenario’ is an EP created using his signature instruments, cello and guitar, with which he has woven a collection of tracks reflecting on themes of creation. The concept considers the world and its processes; how everything is organised, and as one gigantic scenario.
After we received a couple of initial submissions from Guy, we handed the tracks to artist Susan Macintosh who began to sketch out preparatory works that had been directly informed by the music. We also introduced Susan’s artwork to Guy and he composed the remainder of ‘Scenario’, before returning the completed five-track EP. Further interpretations were created by Susan, as she immersed herself in the music. The end result of this collaborative challenge is a sensory blend of texture and colour, both sonically and visually; steeped in a palpable earthy charm that reflects the natural world.“
Music: Guy Gelem
Mastering: James Edward Armstrong
Art Direction & Editing: Ian McKay
Artwork: Susan Macintosh
Project Curators: Harry Towell (Music) & Ian McKay (Visual Art)