released February 23, 2015
Fog Music: Un(t)ravelling Di(a)sparate Terra(p)ins
By Tom Djll, realized 11.26.14 - 2.8.15
For analog and digital electronics, shortwave radio, field recordings, piano
Eurorack modules used:
Rotating Clock Divider
A-106-1 Xtreme Filter
Planar Vector Joystick
Resonant Equalizer (Clarke Panel)
E350 Morphing Terrarium
M679 Gran Fury
Also a circuit bent Yamaha Keytar, vintage 1985.
Tom Djll studied electronic music with Stephen Scott at the Colorado College, working with the EMS Synthi 100 system at Packard Hall. He spent the years 1981-93 working with the Serge Modular Music System before enrolling in Mills College Contemporary Music Program. Those years were largely taken up with a quest to develop and integrate a personally developed extended trumpet language into a post-Stockhausen electronic sound environment, while also pursuing advanced improvisation studies with Pauline Oliveros and Jack Wright. While at Mills, Djll concentrated on microtonal music, split-tone trumpet technique, and computer music. Further development of trumpet languages and advanced free improvisation with his band Grosse Abfahrt was undertaken from 1999 – 2010, with international CD releases resulting, wherupon Djll gradually re-introduced electronics and traditional keyboard technique into his sound-set. The results are heard today in projects such as hackMIDI (extreme mechanical piano music), the hardcore free-noise trio BEAUTY SCHOOL, piano + analog electronics in TENDER BUTTONS (with Tania Chen and Gino Robair) and ongoing sessions and performances within the lively and ever-evolving Bay Area scene, with playing partners old and new (including but not limited to Julia Mazawa, Tim Perkis, Kyle Bruckmann, Jacob Felix Heule, Suki O’Kane, Matt Ingalls, Tom Nunn, bran(…)pos, and Karen Stackpole.
Aural Films is an online record label (netlabel) that releases high-quality soundtrack albums for movies that do not exist. We cover a wide range of music styles ranging from ambient to experimental to popular to soundtrack musics. Often on the same albums. You can find our complete catalog of releases online at auralfilms.com
Aural Films Catalog No. AF0105