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Matt Barbier // FACE​|​RESECTION

by mattie barbier

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    Our first vinyl release. Pressed on bright red 10" vinyl and designed to be played back at 45 rpm, but we don't discourage listening to it at 33 rpm.

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Featuring two new groundbreaking works for solo trombone by Nicholas Deyoe and Clint McCallum, Face|Resection is a study in mechanization and degradation, in inhuman tasks and the inherent human element always present in their production. Both works explore hyper industrial regularity that sonically functions on the imperfect regularities created by an organic body. These works pair together both for their obfuscation of the body creating sound, but also their reliance on that very same body's contribution to the essential sonic framework of the pieces. Face|Resection is a project devoted to pushing the trombone and trombonist to the end of the possible. This album is not about failure - it is about finding that unstable edge and finding a way to maintain the instability without succumbing to it.


released October 8, 2015


Recorded 4th of April, 2015 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD
Recording and editing: Scott Worthington
Editing, mixing, and mastering: Nicholas Deyoe
Album and insert design: DanRae Wilson

Face Resection was supported by New Music USA.


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mattie barbier Los Angeles, California

mattie barbier is a sound maker focused on experimental intonation, noise, and the physical processes of instruments.

they're a member of RAGE Thrombones, WasteLAnd, wildUp, and are an active soloist on low brass instruments.

they primarily work with trombone, as well as, euphonium, bass trumpet, electronics, and bagpipes.
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