FRKWYS Vol. 6 includes four pieces composed and performed by the pair of artists as part of a month-long RVNG installation at White Columns. Vol. 6 is a shared release with The Sound of White Columns. Playing perfectly to the non-profit gallery’s interest in local avant music, RVNG “looked to Ikue Mori, a member of No Wave anti-stars DNA and pioneer of drum machine and software improvisation, and Julianna Barwick, an artist recognized for the ethereal loop-based vocal compositions of her 2009 Florine EP and 2011 The Magic Place LP, to forge the focal point on our opening night event.”
With some Kickstarter love back in the Summer of 2009, the small Brooklyn-based electronic label RVNG launched FRKWYS, their 12” series.
“A play on the name of the legendary Folkways record label founded by
Moses Asch in the late 40s to document sound and movement in music from
around the world, our FRKWYS (think Freakways) 12” series pairs
contemporary artists and their progenitors by way of remix,
reinterpretation, and studio / live collaboration. Like the
Folkways releases, each installment in the FRKWYS series lives under a
thematic banner (albeit sometimes loose) and explores a different facet
of electronic music.”
Check out this video of Barwick and Mori’s improvised installation performance of “Dream Sequence,” the first track off Vol. 6. (Video courtesy of Maia Stern.)
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