Originally recorded and produced in 2012/13, this album is the product of experimentation with a software synthesizer know as "Virtual ANS" - a simulation of the ANS Synthesizer created by the Russian audio engineer and inventor Yevgeny Murzin in 1958. The software simulation was created by Alexander Zolotov, and has - since its original iteration coded for PC - more recently been made available as an Android/iOS app.
This album was inspired by the preparatory sketches by and ideas of architect Lebbeus Woods for an installation exhibit. Using these sketches, and guided by the ideas detailed in his essay on the installation, I used the Virtual ANS to transform the sketches into sound, and then combined multiple layers of differently processed copies of each image to create these soundscapes. My goal is to create in the listener a deep, visceral, non- or pre-verbal experience of the ideas, as I understand them, conveyed in the earlier work by Woods.
As Woods has written elsewhere:
"If ideas were immortal, we wouldn't have anything to do. Because we die, and because knowledge can't be transferred directly, each person has to reinvent the form of ideas all over again. Our social existence is about helping each other to do just that."
Lebbeus Woods died on October 30, 2012. He was 72.
released December 29, 2015
James J Pyke - all programming, arrangement and production