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excerpt of untitled 12 (after agnes)

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untitled 12 (after agnes)

generative structure of tuned white noise and sine tones (59:59)

Bryan Eubanks & Catherine Lamb, 2012

Untitled 12 (after agnes) takes it's title from a painting the American artist Agnes Martin made during her "gray" period in the 1980's. The work was completed in 1984. In this painting nothing in particular stands out, nothing garners any particular attention until one pauses and enters the painting. Even then, it takes some time, but a strong structure emerges once this time is taken. After that, it's hard to see the hazy grey painting, unusually loose grey washes overlaid with a thin horizontal pencil grid, as anything but astoundingly alive.

This ability to be almost nothing until noticed is what we hope this work will convey. The painting served as a springboard for a collaboration, a meeting place between two very different approaches to composing; in other words, the painting is a starting point, and this piece is not a "translation" of the painting, but a starting point for listening into nothing.

fixed realisation recorded in July of 2012

glass mastered CD in digipack, edition of 150

printed and released in October of 2012

OUT OF PRINT AS OF AUGUST 2014