THE NEVER QUARTET 7"

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THE NEVER QUARTET 7" (IDDB)

A static, haunting bliss from Michael Morley's Music for The Never Quartet project. The New
Zealand-based artist and musician is best known from The Dead C but has also recorded music as
Gate, The Fuck Chairs etc, as well as a couple of albums under his own name. "Music for The Never
Quartet seeks to employ the resonating qualities of wooden acoustic guitars placed upon items of
wooden furniture to reveal connections between time and space by sonically activating the instruments
and the other wooden objects within architectural structures. Tonal drones are produced by acoustic
guitars placed on the top of solid wooden furniture. The tones are generated in the guitars using
electronic bows that are placed upon the steel guitar strings. The guitars are placed horizontally onto
the furniture allowing the tone to pass from the guitar into the furniture utilizing the unique conductive
tonal qualities of wood creating an organic amplifier effect. The larger the surface area of the furniture
that is in contact with the vibrating guitar the greater the sonic volume that is produced within the
object. The guitar is not affixed to the furniture in any way, gravity is the only force employed to
connect the guitar to the furniture therefore insuring no damage to the surface of the furniture. No
electronic audio system is required for sound reinforcement and propagation. During a performance
the audience will be encouraged to record and playback loops of the quartet on their personal mobile
devices so as to contribute to the composition and performance in real-time, extending the possibilities
of the compositional form to include the composer, performer and the audience. The quartet may also
operate as a static installation with the performance elements left in situ following a performance. The
electronic bows may be applied during the course of an installation to further the requirements of
performance and recording." 200 copies pressed, black vinyl and stamped white labels, postcard
attached to the cover, insert. 45rpm. IDDB033.