D.A.Y.I.N explores ways of presenting and publishing sound and performance, including but not limited to conventional forms, live performance, radio programs, audio-book, alternative publications achieved through internet-based technology such as interactive web applications. DAYIN### tailors conceptual releases. D.A.Y.I.N.fm is a feminist radio program available to Chinese-speaking audience.

Founded in 2012 by Xuan Ye (APA), da-yin.org began as a showcase, gradually developing into her collaborations with various artists as a DJ, composer, performer, designer, developer and curator.

DAYIN001

2015.10.11
Cassette Tape
Limited Editions of 100
Improvisation Performance

During the Everything Without a “Real” is False: APA (aka Xuan Ye) Artists-in-Residence @ Being Generation & JØ (aka Johann Diedrick) @ Friends-at-Home Mirco-Residency (2015.5.30), the two impromptu music performances Der Stromausfall / Cloudbursting happened as a result of unexpected electrical outage and fortuitous power-back on Dundas West, Toronto. Der Stromausfall was improvised completely without wall power. In Cloudbursting, the instrument (eventually the performance) allows the performer to use a one second vocal recording as a sound source for a tactile interface. When touching two contacts, thereby closing a circuit, the vocal sample is played back in a fluttering staccato of pitches based around a pentatonic scale. This allows for a wildly expressive sonic palette that is driven through touch between oneself and others. When the circuit is used in reverse, a group can form a connection together that results in silence. As they start to let go of each other, melodic voices shower down.

A Side – Der Stromausfall – 53’59”

APA = Voice / Mic Feedback / Objects (saxophone, melodica, bicycle, etc.)
JØ = Drum / Mic / Objects (branches, plastic bag, etc.)

B Side – Cloudbursting – 38’44”

APA = Voice / Electric Guitar
JØ = Cloudbursting (Instrument)

Mastered by Alex Santilli at WSDG Philadelphia Recording Studio
Visual Design by APA

REVIEW

“There’s a cathartic tension in the two artists’ shrill dialogues and abstract percussion on Der Stromausfall, the A side of the cassette…the visual experience isn’t necessary to appreciate the rich fervour of Diedrick and Ye’s collaboration—it’s gripping and challenging enough on tape…Cloudbursting rarely rests in ambient territories, as harsh and chaotic layers of melody and noise dominate.”

Musicworks (read more)

“The best part about dislocation from time is that sounds seem to have a new quality. They are more breakable somehow. A second can be burst and the pieces repositioned. Each piece sounds different yet contains all the information of the whole thing.”

Weird Canada (read more)

 

The tapes can be purchased at the following stores at USD $6 (CAD $8):

Toronto (CA)
Art Metropole

New York City (US)
Captured Tracks
Record Grouch

Oakland (US)
Issues

Miami (US)
Sweat Records

and the following online stores:

US
Tomentosa

CANADA
WYRD DISTRO
Bandcamp

DAYIN001-DSCD

 

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