Composed between November 2006 and June 2007 by Jos Smolders (Tilburg, The Netherlands), Christopher McFall (Kansas City, USA), and Sascha Neudeck (Vienna, Austria). The composers have never met in person; all the material for this release was exchanged digitally. Mastered at EARLabs, Tilburg, 2008
The first collaboration was between Jos and Christopher. Sascha joined the project a while later. The initial material (two compositions) was prepared by each participant and then exchanged via a web server. The files were subsequently edited by each composer, often several times, until arriving at a mutually-satisfactory result.
Christopher McFall says: "I´m still thinking about how the three of us came together to create this project. A tricky endeavour. I will say that it´s a very fitting synthesis of the predominant [stylistic] elements that each of us brings to the table. Sascha´s workings seem beautifully controlled, exhibiting an elegant attention to tonal structures/static-like interrupts, coupled with exacting dynamic structuring. The field record- ings that he used for this project are quite robust. Jos´ compositions have a [distinctly clear] sound quality. The patterning in his works, especially those involving voice-based manipulations, is wonderfully pronounced in both character and dynamic. I see my own workings as dense textural arrangements and drone-based drifts."
Jos Smolders is a sound designer and composer. He studied architecture at Delft Technical University but left to continue the tape experiments he began in his childhood. He also studied electronic and recorded music, and was co-editor of Vital Weekly for six years. He is a founding member of the renowned Dutch electro-acoustic ensemble THU20.
Christopher McFall is a Kansas City-based composer.
Sascha Neudeck is a biochemist and musician based in Vienna. He uses field recordings, electro-acoustic instruments, self-built devices and Max/MSP to compose his work. First edition of 300 copies