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Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure DVDs on Sedimental records available now

Gibson/Recoder/Block: Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure

In regular and gallery editions with beautiful custom cover artwork by Amy Borezo of Shelter Books. The release includes a booklet with text written by Dr. Michele Pierson.

To inquire about purchasing a DVD, please contact Rob Forman directly for more information at sedimental@earthlink.net

Samples:

https://vimeo.com/25038352

https://vimeo.com/25056633

https://soundcloud.com/olivia-block/aberration-of-light-audio

https://soundcloud.com/olivia-block/aberration-of-light-dark

Press Release:

Download (PDF, 174KB)

March 8: Non Event at the Goethe Institut in Boston

03/08/2014 | Goethe Institut, 170 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02116, USA

I am pleased to announce I will be presenting a solo sound performance at the Goethe Institut in Boston.  I will be in excellent company, sharing the bill with the Bullock/Cluett/Dulin trio!

Hope you can come out for this special event. The show is in celebration of my solo LP Karren, on Sedimental, and the forthcoming Gibson/Recoder/Block DVD release on Sedimental, Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure. DVDs most likely will be available at the show!

olivia block non event poster

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WHPK University of Chicago Pictures and Sounds

02/15/2014 | 5811 S. Ellis Ave., Cobb 306, Chicago, Illinois

I will be performing a live sound accompaniment to my 30-minute video piece entitled The War of the Ghosts (previously shown in a triptych installation format at the Lapsus Undone show at Lake Forest College) on February 14th. The performance is part of the excellent WHPK Pictures and Sounds series at the U of C Film Studies Center. The event also includes Jason Lescalleet, Coppice, MT Coast, and Michael Una. Should be a great!

Here is the full text description of The War of the Ghosts:

http://www.oliviablock.net/livesite/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/The-War-of-The-Ghosts-video-and-performance-description2.pdf

Here are some stills from The War of the Ghosts:


Jason Lescalleet will also be showing a video I created for his track The Power of Pussy  from the excellent Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile 2012) release. It was created by filming a single continuous shot from the back of a moving vehicle in a vast, empty Chicago parking lot. Here is a still (below):

Annie Feldmeier Adams, an excellent local video artist, will also be showing work for one of Lescaleet’s tracks.

 

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Karren on Best of 2013 lists: Artforum, Pitchfork, The Wire, and more…

I feel very honored that the Karren LP (Sedimental) has been included on  several  “Best music of 2013″ lists, including  Artforum, Pitchfork (Guest list via Julia Holter), Pitchfork (Out Door via Marc Masters), and The Wire (Julian Cowley’s pick). Additional lists include blogs and sites by notable writers and artists Brian Olewnick, Jesse Goin, Mike Shiflet, Jon Abbey, and Patrick Farmer. What a lovely surprise

Karren:

http://www.sedimental.com/catalog/index.php?ID=63

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