Memory fades. Memory fails. The act of observing a thing changes it. Recordings of a piece rarely sounds like the piece performed. Focus changes, different aspects rise to the fore.
Radial Variations is a collection of thirteen reinterpretations of a piece J. Soliday performed at the former Enemy performance space on July 20th, 2012 in Chicago. Line and room recordings of the performance were sped up, slowed down, chopped, looped, replayed, and reprocessed through the system in which they were originally generated. The resulting works should not be considered definitive versions, neither individually nor as a whole, but merely as windows into an ongoing continuum.
Jason Soliday has been an active member of Chicago’s sound-making community for almost fifteen years, performing improvised and semi-composed works as a solo artist as well as a member of various bands and collaborative projects. Current projects include The Subtraction, Magic Missile, a duo with new media/glitch artist Jon Satrom, and several recording projects with EVP researcher Michael Esposito. From 2005 to 2012 he was also the main curator at Enemy, a performance space in Chicago focusing on sound art and improvised music.
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