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OLEK - Suicide Prevention

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: ORAL 17 CD
Release Year: 2007
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00

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"Somewhere between psychedelia, techno, electroacoustics, and post-rock, Suicide Prevention is the product of a 14 year old pact of music or death. Like a dual with the past, the record was motivated by an ineffable will to live. It is made up of a series of propositions for reasons to act. Though musically eclectic, the album meticulously weaves a coherent symbolic gesture. Filled with rich textures, warm and noisy acoustic recordings, complex synthetic algorithms, and haunting nostalgic melodies, this album addresses the organic sensibility of the listener.

Alexander Wilson (01ek) is an interdiciplinary artist, musician, theatre director, and theorist based in Montreal, Canada. He composes electro-acoustic music, produces experimental videos, interactive media and architectural installations, and directs physical theatrical events in immersive environments. His artistic propositions invariably materialize philosophical interrogations into the structure of meaning, the potential for human agency, and the metaphysics of the body, space and time. Co-founder of Parabolik Guerilla Theatre, he is currently directing $ymbolocaust, an experimental play which will open in May 2007, in Montreal. His interactive architecture installation, Hinge_Dimension, a collaboration with interaction designer and architect Karmen Franinovic, was commissioned by the Enter_Unknown Territories media-arts festival, in Cambridge UK (April, 2007). His multichannel audio-video collaboration with filmmaker Seth Poulin, Decay Line, is premiering at Elektra 8 festival, Montreal, May 2007. Alexander is half of the experimental music duo, lan d'Amrique, with Alexandre St-Onge. In 2006, he directed the ambitious, Social Reproduction Machine (version 3), a technological micro-theatre installed in the back of a rented moving-truck, parked in downtown Montreal. In 2005, Alexander composed the operatic soundtrack of the Parabolik Guerilla Theatre production, A Ship to Namuh, directed by Melanie Verville. In recent years, Alexander has realized many videos and installations for which he also composed the original music, such as the Social Reproduction Machine (version 2) (interactive video-installation, Gallerie Bourget, 2006), Genesis: Three Magi (Centre SKOL, 2005), Execution (Centre SKOL 2005) and Anti-Sacrifice (presented at the Amsterdam Film Experience festival in October 2006), and Holey Space, Sync!, and Dance With Me, Society for Arts and Technology, 2000- 2002. Alexander is currently completing FQRSC and SSHRC-funded research into the dynamic relations between the body, meaning and space-time, as part of his Masters in Fine Art, at Concordia University, Montreal."
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