Monday, December 31, 2007

a year in reflection

Every year and/OAR posts best of the year lists
from various friends and colleagues.
The page will continue to get updated with new
additions up until it is removed, which is usually
sometime in March.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

new from mOAR: GoGooo: À Côté

Well, getting an mp3 catalog set up took a lot longer than I initially
thought it would! Hopefully now that I've got it started, I can
streamline the process to get things finished much faster and
without any false starts...
As I mentioned before, I'm using Klicktrack based in Sweden.
They seem to be a pretty solid company that has other labels such as
Hapna, Kning Disk, Firework Edition, Mitek, Komplott and
All About Jazz using them, among many others.

All that aside, I'm glad it's finally up!
Here it is:

Monday, December 3, 2007

Antonioni mp3 project redux and revision

Hello everyone.

The deadline for this project has been extended to February 1st, 2008.

For those who are new to this project, this is intended to be an mp3
counterpart release for the upcoming double CD release scheduled later in 2008.

This is an "open call" project, which means anyone can submit work for
consideration. However, only a certain number of tracks can be selected.

It has been determined that this will now be a label-wide project hosted by
and/OAR and its two new subdivisions either/OAR and mOAR, which means
that the use of field recording sources in the submissions will no longer be
a requirement. This also opens the door for work composed entirely with
instruments, electronics, objects, etc.

The new MP3 catalog will be available, in cooperation with a Swedish
company called
Klicktrack, and artists will be given the option to either
receive a percent of the proceeds, or some other arrangement can be
agreed upon.

Where the CD release is focused on Antonioni's "Tetralogy", the MP3
release will be open ended for people to pay general homage in any
number of ways, and can pertain to any number of films or aspects of
the director's filmmaking. If this all sounds rather vague, then you
would be correct! Antonioni's films were poetic works of opacity,
and were pretty much open to the viewer's interpretation.
However, this is not to say that the films had little meaning.
Very much on the contrary.

"Antonioni's lifelong effort (was) to uncover the meanings of things
beneath the mystery of their appearances."
- Seymour Chatman
(Antonioni: Or, The Surface Of The World)

"Antonioni asks us to take a slow, steady look at the world around us,
to forget our ordinary preoccupations, and to contemplate that which
lies slightly athwart them."
- Seymour Chatman
(Antonioni: Or, The Surface Of The World)

And now without further ado...


- Track Length: Each track should not be much longer than 7 minutes.
Artists can submit more than one piece for consideration.
- Formats For Submissions: Audio or data CDRs containing WAVs or AIFFs.
Files can also be posted online or sent via a website like YouSendIt.
- Deadline: February 1st, 2007.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Best Regards,