Eight tracks, 21" each. Listen in any order and in any amount. Do not
use headphones. Play at the level of other ambient sound. If possible,
open a window. Do the dishes, if you need to.
Material recorded in 2008 by Tom Lewis in the Barn, Athens, GA.
Recordings mixed, edited, and performed in 2015 by Jacob Wick, Mexico
City, DF. Score available.
Cover photo by Andrew Choate: instagram.com/saintbollard
Jacob Wick is a trumpet player and improvisor who lives in Mexico City and Chicago. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art (US), the Moers Jazz Festival (DE), and el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MX). He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Bonnie Jones, Katherine Young, Andrew D'Angelo, Josh Roseman, and many others. He has released recordings on Prom Night Records (Brooklyn, NY), Peira (Chicago, IL), Diatribe (Dublin, IE), and Creative Sources (Lisbon, PT). He holds a BM from Purchase College, SUNY, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts.
He practices an "object-oriented" approach to improvisation, privileging the perspective, experience, and expressive capacities of ambient non-human actors—air ducts, airplanes, birds, cement—over his own experience as a white, cis, American male. Current projects include the rain in its avoided effects, a solo trumpet performance and listening exercise; and Tres Hongos, an improvising trio with Marc Riordan and Frank Rosaly.