TRB​.​009 "RED ROSE FOR THE SINKING SHIP"

by Jeff Gburek

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14:59
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09:48
3.
12:03
4.
12:08
5.
02:33

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"Red Rose for the Sinking Ship", released at the same time as two more works of Jeff Gburek, "Virtuous Circles" on a question of re-entry and "Murmurs, then, grains of drought / Ore sought in the seeker's hand" on con-v, informally constitutes a sonic essay about Mao Zedong's (1893-1976) leadership of the Chinese Revolution, for fifty years until his death. In the composer's own words, the title takes arcane essence... "Red" is kind of a sympathetic individual who loves people. In his own boat, he sees the "Sinking Ship". Isolated and lonely, he thinks - even on a sinking ship - he may find what he needs. The sinking ship will leave behind survivors, more appreciative of simple human care... Words deliver a spectral meaning that Jeff Gburek is chasing after... "Rose" could even be treated as the verb to row (he rows) or the noun a row (the rows)... The composer also notes that "the theme of the work revolves around revolutionary nostalgia. It is about the naivety of utopianism and that Utopia is hiding in everybody's soul as a dream"... Although daringly descriptive, the music, split in five parts, is as mystic and cryptic as its title. The five parts/(thresholds), built up with extensive care, are comprised of pure electroacoustics, granular uncertainties, candescent drones, guitar bits, raw noise and field recordings. Easily evident is the twist towards decomposing the music itself to its tiniest elements... to total silence.


contents
1 Threshold 1 14:59
2 Threshold 2 09:49
3 Threshold 3 12:04
4 Threshold 4 12:08
5 Threshold 5 02:33

total duration
51:35

credits

released November 9, 2007

recording & mixing
Jeff Gburek, January - July 2007

mastering
July 2007

graphic
Themistoklis Pantelopoulos, October 2007
based on pictures provided by Ana Karen Suárez

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