These tracks were specially generated for people who tweeted #findmybearings to my Twitter handle in 2014. They were "composed" by bearings_traits, an application I built for writing "s_traits," my collaborative album with media artist Bill Seaman, which came out on 4 November 2014. Each track begins with a recording (chosen by the computer) of Bill reading a fragment of his text, then the computer pulls together music from a 110-hour library of sounds that Bill & I accumulated over several years.
s_traits is available (digital & physical copies) here, here, and – for Europe – here.
Listen below to bearings_traits in action with members of the Wet Ink Ensemble, who reacted to it live and in real time during the s_traits release show at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The show was curated by Clocktower.
Read the review of the Clocktower show in the Brooklyn Rail here.