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Midday Mixtape - Old News is Good News

Added on by Cole Pierce.
Recently, I made a mixtape for someone who has never heard one of my mixes. So I gathered my favorite sets along with a couple new ones and mashed in plenty of samples and homemade interludes. It is nearly perfect.

Midday Mixtape

Side A
Hamlet perfomed by an ESL class
Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale - Clara Rockmore
Interlude - Mountains
Busking - Aloe Blacc
Slow Jam - Fridge
Roast Fish and Cornbread - Lee Perry
Punk Rock (live) - Mogwai
Zauber - Ellen Allien
Bird In Hand - Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters
Night and Fog - Claude Vasori
Lifespan/M(usic) I(nside) - Terry Riley
Sons of Pioneers - Japan
Auntie's Lock/Infinitum -Flying Lotus
Ursulan Uni - Paavoharju
Haiiro - Twerk
Melody Day (Four Tet Remix) - Caribou
Elegant Elephant – Broadcast
Fuzzy Interlude – T.Carter
The Fallen Love – Pleq
Bookends Theme – Simon & Garfunkel
Kaino Industries – Bibio
Are you tracking me? – William S. Burroughs

Side B
Music Box - Cole Pierce
Discover Tokyo - Shuta Hasunuma
Oddults - Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz
Mist on the Window - Ken Ikeda
Cliffs – Karen O and the Kids
Shumba - Alejandro Franov
Townsville - The Necks
Nixon Interlude - T.Carter
Pikachu Backhand - Sack & Blumm
Not Hearing a Word - Plaid
Everyday You Give - Marcie Sampson
Sleepwalk - Jonathan Richman
Triple T Blues - Cal Tjader
Destination Blue - Samon Kawamura
Haley Interlude (Cole Pierce Mix) – T.Carter
Kitchen Sink (Clark Remix) - Amon Tobin
Sideshow – Blue Magic
If I ruled the world interlude (C.Pierce mix) – T.Carter
Sugarette (Wax Stag remix) - Bibio


. . . with particular attention to intersection.

Willful - Mick Muttley

Added on by Cole Pierce.
Featuring an exclusive mix for Presto Samo, made by Mick Muttley of SubVersion.

"Wilful" is the culmination of open-mindedness, organisation and overdubbing. The principle was conceived from a gap in tastes. Rock The Dub's Khal once said that he found it difficult to get into ambient music. All the while his love of hip-hop remains steadfast.

"Wilful" is an attempt to merge the two into one cohesive hybrid. The "unmixed" version is the backing track, the final outcome a unique showcase of the talents of Busdriver and Mr. ShaoDow. These are Muttley's two favourite rappers. Therefore "Wilful" is both a call for accumulative appreciation, and an extension of Muttley's current mix archetypes.

Master tempo buttons enable pitch-shifting the ambiences underneath the rhymes and beats. ShaoDow and Busdriver are interviewed to dovetail with a supplmentary feature on SubVersion. Voice recordings are implemented to aid the flow of the audio file. The subjects covered extend the scope of the text copy. Together in wilfulness the objective becomes complete.

01. Boards Of Canada - Into The Rainbow Vein (from the album "The Campfire Headphase" - Warp)
02. Bibio - I'm Rewinding It... (from the album "Fi" - Mush Records)
03. ICR - Before Noon (insert) (from the album "Daytrip" - Covert Operations)
04. Aquadorsa - Daylight Fading Into Evening Silence (from the album "Cloudlands" - Glacial Movements)
05. Alva Noto - Xerrox Soma (from the album "Xerrox Vol.2" - Raster-Noton)
06. Koen Holtkamp - Walker (from the album "Field Rituals" - Type)
07. Klute - No Return (from the album "No-One's Listening Anymore" - Commercial Suicide)
08. Christopher Bissonnette - Jour Et Nuit (from the album "In Between Words" - Kranky)
09. Belong - Beeside (from the album "Colorloss Record" - St.Ives Records)
10. Murcof - Cosmos 1 (from the album "Cosmos" - Leaf)
11. Quosp - Beechwood (from the album "Soundscapes 1" - U-Cover)
12. Lopus - Luoto (from the album "Glow" - Counter Intelligence Digital)
13. Jasper TX & Anduin - Everything Disappears In A Tunnel Of Light (from the album "The Bending Of Light" - SMTG)
14. David Tagg - Picked In Air (from the album "Wind Blown Guitar" - Second Sun Recordings)
15. Rapoon - Thin Light (from the album "Time Frost" - Glacial Movements)
16. Tim Hecker - Blood Rainbow (from the album "Harmony In Ultraviolet" - Kranky)
17. Philip Dickau - Whyte Avenue (from the album "This City, And You" - CD-R)
18. Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Streets Of Paris (from the album "Perfume: Story Of A Murderer" - EMI)
19. Lamenter - Northern Pacific (from the album "Sleeping Me" - Phantom Channel)
20. Machinefabriek - Lief (from the album "Weeler" - Lampse)
21. Deaf Center - Thread (from the album "Pale Ravine" - Type)

Mick regularly collaborates on mixtapes and curates mix exchange projects. Find my contribution to this crosspost on SubVersion.

Tape Epiphany at Antena Gallery

Added on by Cole Pierce.
Tape Epiphany (2007) Block Museum of Art

Friends and Colleagues,
While most of Chicago is going to be standing in sweaty shoulder to shoulder solidarity for Lallapalooza, Antena Gallery and I will be hosting a quiet revolution of our own for those that are truly down. I have painstakingly installed "Tape Epiphany" (2007) in Antena Gallery's Project Wall Space and to prove it, the opening reception is Friday August 7th from 6pm - 10pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

August 7- September 5, 2009

1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago IL 60608
(773) 257-3534
Hours: by appointment only

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Upcoming Show, Per Second Project

Added on by Cole Pierce.

Friends and colleagues,

This weekend we are exhibiting new work in a show titled Per Second taking place in a vacant storefront in Logan Square as part of the Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival. Cole Pierce presents a two channel video installation in collaboration with Dustin Camilleri, who created a six channel sound piece in response to one of the videos. Roxane Hopper presents a single channel video called Echo Amphitheater, and an installation composed of photographs and a neon wall sculpture.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, July 31st from 6 to 10pm.

2827 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL

July 31st - 6 pm - 10 pm *Reception
August 1st - Noon - 10 pm
August 2nd - Noon - 8 pm

Check out the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival website for the schedule of events and view the map of participating galleries.

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Art Collecting, I own ten countries

Added on by Cole Pierce.

I recently acquired ten sculptures of countries through an art trade with Chicago based artist and collector Ben Foch. Read about his project The World in this Proximity article. In short, Ben made a sculpture of every country and priced them according to their GDP value (1 USD to 1 Billion GDP/PPP). The piece was exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center in January of 2009. I traded my series of triangle paintings that I showed at Old Gold last November. When I was initially trying to decide which countries I wanted to own, I had no idea what strategy to use. I looked for a continent, but there was not one intact due to previous sales. I considered picking countries that I thought were cool, or had interesting music scenes happening, but Iceland was taken and Sweden and Norway are ugly. I almost chose every country in the southern 30 - 45 latitude region. Instead, I picked countries for formal reasons, their size and shape and sexy curves.

Selection of Ben Foch's The World, 2009
Installation View, my living room.

Pakistan and New Zealand