Ben Vida
‘Slipping Control’ (SP038)

Ben Vida Slipping Control Shelter Press
Ben Vida Slipping Control Shelter Press
Ben Vida Slipping Control Shelter Press

Ben Vida ‘Slipping Control’

Extracts

Technical

21 tracks
35:37 min
12′ LP / 33 rpm
2014
first edition of 500 copies
color cover + printed inner sleeve + double sided insert
140gr black vinyl

Credits

All music by Ben Vida
With contributions of Tyondai Braxton and Sara Magenheimer.

Mastered by Helmut Erler at D+M
Design by Bartolomé Sanson

Tracklist

A1. Slipping Control part 01
A2. Slipping Control part 02
A3. Slipping Control part 03
A4. Slipping Control part 04
A5. Slipping Control part 05
A6. Slipping Control part 06
A7. Slipping Control part 07
A8. Slipping Control part 08
A9. Slipping Control part 09
A10. Slipping Control part 10
A11. Slipping Control part 11
A12. Slipping Control part 12
A13. Slipping Control part 13

B1. Slipping Control part 14
B2. Slipping Control part 15
B3. Slipping Control part 16
B4. Slipping Control part 17
B5. Slipping Control part 18
B6. Slipping Control part 19
B7. Slipping Control part 20
B8. Slipping Control part 21

About

Slipping Control is Ben Vida’s new LP.

Slipping Control derives from the text piece « Tztztztzt Î Í Í…. » wrote last year by Ben Vida (and published as a book by Shelter Press).

Composed to act as a score, a sound piece and as raw data for electronic control source, Tztztztzt Î Í Í… became the intrinsic element that tied some different pieces of art made by Ben Vida and presented at the eponymous show at AVA Gallery (NY, USA) in april 2013.

» I was interested in the rhythm of speaking, interested in using the voice to create rhythmic patterns that would inevitably break out of time and become asymmetrical and awkward. I wanted to create one set of control sources (the text) and run them through a bunch of different systems (the video, the book, the record etc) and see how the original source material morphed and changed as it manifested in these different modalities. The process of developing each unique work involved setting of control paths for the text to be processed though. In terms of this path the first step after writing the text was to find the primary filter of interpretation and translation that would start this process of slipping control – and this is where Tyondai and Sara come in… »

A Control Path may look something like this:

Text > Performer/Vocalist > Voiced Recording > Electronic Analysis > Reconfigured

Text > Audio Synthesis > LP Record.

Or maybe like this:
Text > Performer/Vocalist > Video/Audio Recording > Electronic Analysis > Audio Synthesis > Video Editing > Color Synthesis > Video Installation.

Or this:
Text > Performer/Vocalist > Video/Audio Recording > Electronic Analysis > Audio Synthesis > Video Editing > Color Synthesis > Video Installation > Color Field Panel Display.

Or more simply:
Text > Poster

Mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at D+M,
Pressed at Pallas in an edition of 500 copies worldwide.

Ben Vida is a Brooklyn based composer, improviser and artist. He produces compositions that utilize analog and digital synthesizing technologies and focus on aural phenomena and auditory illusions. He has released records with PAN, ALKU, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky. As both a solo artist and in collaboration he has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.