refutation of time by volcano radar
julia miller – sitar guitar, MIDI guitar
elbio barilari – electric guitar
harrison bankhead – double bass, 6 str. electric bass
avreeayl ra – drumset
the title given to the music improvised in this session comes from an essay by jorge luis borges: new refutation of time. just as george berkeley denies that there is an object existing independently of our perception of it, and david hume denies that there is a subject apart from a mere recollection of sensations, borges tries to demonstrate that there is no time. he proceeds on the assumption that if “man” is reduced to a collection of sensations, a single repeated perception, either in one man’s life or in the experience of two different men, suffices to prove that time is a fallacy, since this repetition will destroy its linear sequence. paradoxically, borges closes the essay by refuting his refutation: “the world, unfortunately, is real; i, unfortunately, am borges.”
refutation of time was recorded at ess, experimental sound studio (chicago), february 26th, 2013. sound engineer alex inglizian. mixed by julia miller. produced by elbio barilari & julia miller.
A special concert on the Outer Ear Festival will feature drummer Avreeayl Ra, and highlight his work with Sun Ra. Contextualized by the Creative Audio Archive housed at ESS.
Saturday, March 23 2013 at 8pm.