• 1. light green (05:10)
  • 2. avocado (15:19)
  • 3. green stripes (12:51)
  • 4. white (03:29)

Avocado

Performers:

Peter Farrar - alto sax, electronics, field recordings

Four traks of solo playing, three of which, 'light green', 'avocado' and 'white' use alto sax with preparartions. The third track 'green stripes' uses the sax again but with electronic feedback. All traks are also to some extent field recordings involving the environment of the recording space of Tempe Jets, with rain clearly evident and the sound of Sydney Airport not far away.

There is a sense of the pioneering virtuosic, and a sense of naïve and random speculation. There is a casual approach to performance and also at times long sections of circular breath intensity. You think you are listening to a classic solo instrumental album and then track 3 (green stripes) becomes a field recording with rain and distant jets. Always there is a rigorous focus on the materiality of the sonic phenomena he is releasing.

Album label: 
Release date: 
15.05 / 2016
Recording date: 
01.12 / 2014
Recording location: 
Tempe Jets
Credits:
Artwork design : Clare Cooper
Mastering engineer : Mij Yelned

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