The Art of Noise

from by Meerenai Shim

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    Your very own "The Art of Noise" CD in the snazzy wallet packaging.

    (I spent many intimate hours with Adobe Illustrator to make this look respectable so I hope you choose to buy a CD!)

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the 3 song collection "Flight of the Bleeper Bird" for flute and Gameboy from my album "The Art of Noise". Only 100 45RPM records have been made and only 50 will be sold via Bandcamp. The rest will be available at my shows and at Matthew Joseph Payne shows.

    These super-awesome record jackets are old 8" floppy disks. The 7" record with paper sleeve and plastic sleeve are inside the 8" floppy. (I am not ashamed to say I stole this idea from Urizen!)

    Each 7" record will ship with the full-length CD "The Art of Noise."

    THE FINE PRINT: I'm selling only 1 record per person. I'm shipping vinyl within the USA only....unless you *really* want one - just let me know - but I will have to charge more for shipping.

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“The Art of Noise, for flute and percussion was commissioned by flutist Meerenai Shim as a piece she could perform in a variety of venues. Ms. Shim has been a major supporter of my music, having recorded Sometimes the City is Silent, for solo flute, on her first album of the same name, that was released in 2011, along with a wonderfully imaginative video, to go with the piece. Considering her interest in working with text and flute, I thought that it would be significant to use a text that also complemented her interest in progressive politics. I found a strong musical connection of the two in Luigi Russolo’s L’arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noises), written in 1913 as part of The Futurist Manifesto:

“...At first the art of music sought purity, limpidity and sweetness of sound. Then different sounds were amalgamated, care being taken, however, to caress the ear with gentle harmonies. Today music, as it becomes continually more complicated, strives to amalgamate the most dissonant, strange and harsh sounds. In this way we come ever closer to noise-sound.” (Translation, Barclay Brown)

I’ve taken words from the above text and put them in different languages to make a short poem:
dolce pureté
compliqué complicata
harsh rau
L’arte dei rumori

The Art of Noise also includes an homage to Edgard Varèse through musical references to Ionisation, for multiple percussion; in writing this work Varèse also acknowledged the influence of Luigi Russolo. I would like to thank the Ragdale Foundation for providing me with a residency in 2011 to work on this piece.”
- Janice Misurell-Mitchell


from The Art of Noise, released April 4, 2013
The Art of Noise for flute and percussion composed by Janice Misurell-Mitchell

Meerenai Shim - flute, alto flute, voice, brake drums, suspended cymbals, castanets, gong and mouth siren.

Christopher G. Jones - vibraphone, flower pots, mouth siren, cowbells, snare drum, washboard, congas, temple blocks, bongos,bamboo and metal wind chimes, brake drums, suspended cymbals, gong, tambourine, and tom-toms.

Recorded by Mat Lejune at Chicago Recording Company in Chicago, IL. Edited and Mixed by Jesse Nichols at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA.



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Meerenai Shim Campbell, California

Flutist and jack of many trades, Meerenai Shim is 1/2 of the flute/percussion duo, A/B Duo, and 1/5 of the chiptune/folk/doom/jazz band The Mineral Kingdom. She has released 3 solo albums and founded the indie classical record label Aerocade Music.

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