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Upstream

by Tanngrisnir

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    Edition of 50 CD-Rs, each in a gatefold cardstock sleeve with a unique variation on the Tanngrisnir / Upstream logo hand-stamped by Trevor Saint.

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Weathervanes 04:48
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Orbit 02:27
4.
Friction 03:56
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Towers 00:59
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Chain 02:12
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Copper 01:56
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Hocketpunk 01:31
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Knot 03:06
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Gravity 01:17
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Synced 02:03
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Poly 01:27
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Trails 06:00
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Staggered 02:49
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Ghosts 00:53
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Shift 02:12
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Threads 08:46
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about

Tanngrisnir, the improvising duo of Christopher Burns and Trevor Saint, is dedicated to fusions of composition and improvisation. They develop bespoke software and technology and invent rules, games, and koans, all designed to integrate preconceived intention and spur-of-the-moment decision-making in new and innovative ways. Their approach emphasizes clear musical trajectories, wide-ranging sonic exploration, and furious rhythmic energy.

Upstream weaves together recordings of as-it-happened improvisations with tracks which intensely rework those improvisations in post-production. The album’s improvised performances range from volcanic outpourings to spare and delicate explorations, always emphasizing imaginative use of sound and texture. Meanwhile, the “remix” constructions use custom generative editing software to explore rapidly shifting patterns and gestures, radically transforming the original performances.

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released August 2, 2018

Christopher Burns, electric guitar
Trevor Saint, glockenspiel

recorded by Dave Greenspan & Jeff Gazdacko
post-production by Christopher Burns

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Christopher Burns Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Composer, improviser, and multimedia artist Christopher Burns makes densely layered, rhythmically intricate music that explores sound and form.

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