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speak no more about the leaves

by steve roden

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the wire magazine selected this release as one of the top 10 releases in the outer limits category for 2003.

originally released in 2003 on CD.
edition: 500
sirr, portugal

All 3 works were inspired by Arnold Schönberg's 'The Book of the Hanging Gardens' - and in particular the poems by Stefan George that Schönberg used as lyrics. Track one uses my voice reading/singing part of the text as the only sound material. The text has been broken up by syllable and the syllables placed in alphabetical order forwards and backwards. Track two uses the vowel structure from the text as a score for striking five tones on a small chime - this work was recently presented as a sound installation at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Track three uses samples from the Schönberg work as well as my voice reading/singing the same text as track one.


released January 1, 2003

All sounds recorded, manipulated and organized 2002-2003 in the bubble house, Pasadena, California.
All tracks intended to be listened to at low volume. Track 2 is intended to repeat quietly in a room.

Design [Cover], Photography By [Images] – M. Behrens*
Lyrics By – Stefan George
Sounds, Effects [Manipulated], Recorded By, Mixed By [Organized], Liner Notes – Steve Roden


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steve roden Pasadena, California

steve roden is a visual & sound artist from los angeles,
who pioneered the lowercase style of music; where quiet, usually unheard, sounds are amplified to form complex and rich soundscapes.

his work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance.
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