Following on from Aris Kindt's second album Swann And Odette (KDS 001LP) here is the second release on Francis Harris's new label Kingdoms. Apart from their own works composers, musicians and producers Brandon Wolcott and Emil Abramyan already had a joint release with "YouAndTheSpace Between", the opener on the Don't Break My Love release on Nicolas Jaar's Clown & Sunset label in 2012. In the same year, the two were approached by theater artists Michael Silverstone and Abigail Browde of 600 Highwaymen to compose music for a new work of live performance called The Record. The performance was part theater, part dance, part group hallucination, to be performed by 45 strangers -- vivid human assembly on an epic scale. Apart from a simple series of prompts and directions, the music was composed independently of the choreography. Drawing from backgrounds in theatrical sound design, classical composition and experimental electronic music, Brandon and Emil sought to create a diverse tapestry of sound, striving for a dynamic emotional arc that might elude a sense of genre or recognizable form. The music is performed live, with Emil on cello. Drawing from backgrounds in theatrical sound design, classical composition, and experimental electronic music, Brandon Wolcott and Emil Abramyan sought to create a diverse tapestry of sound, striving for a dynamic emotional arc that might elude a sense of genre or recognizable form. The music is performed live, with Emil on cello and structured into six songs on this mini-LP, Music Of The Record. LP includes download code.
Brandon Wolcott is a Brooklyn based sound artist, composer, and theatrical sound designer. He has released music with Wolf + Lamb Music, Archipel Records, and Nicolas Jaar's Other People. His dance-music project Smirk, has been presented at venues and festivals around the world. Emil Abramyan is a New York based cellist and composer. After receiving his B.A. in cello performance from Manhattan School of Music, he began teaching and freelancing in Los Angeles and New York. An evolving appreciation for electronic music drove him to explore other forms and textures of sound, ultimately leading him to produce and compose for himself.