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Solo Live at OTO

by N O Moore

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N O Moore pre-prepared music (prepared air) with live guitar improvisation

The Tscherkassky Tape is inspired by the films of Peter Tscherkassky, particularly Outer Space (1999) and Dream Work (2001).
Pertinent issues: limits and affordances of the medium; free will and identity in their relation to materiality; signal to noise ratios; displacement and condensation.

The Arden Tape is inspired by the films of Jane Arden, particularly The Otherside of Underneath (1972) and Anti-Clock (1979).
Pertinent issues: capitalist realism – capitalism & schizophrenia. What is mental ‘health’ under conditions of capitalism/neoliberalism/patriarchy/Anthropocene? No answers, just problems.

My aim is not to create a point-to-point resemblance or musical equivalent but, rather, to simply produce an affect analogous to the films in a different medium. Through this, to further the development of my own musical vocabulary and responsiveness, in a personal drive towards the universal.

Why use prepared air? Admittedly, I don’t read music notation. Obviously, notation is a memorialisation by the composer and a communication to the performer: therefore, a question of memory and practice. Prepared air allows for a more imprecise memory and better miscommunications. Consequently, a different type of performance/practice has to be developed in the moment (i.e. improvised). Prepared air encourages a disclosed composition, or decomposition (rather than an enclosed improvisation), to take place. The interesting possibility is that this gives access to a point where entropy and negentropy (what breaks down and what (self) organises) become indistinct... these pieces were not rehearsed prior to their performance, and they will not be repeated.

- N O Moore


released September 24, 2023

recorded 08 January 2023 and 28 May 2023 by Billy Steiger at Café OTO, London and mixed by N O Moore


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