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Calder and Sound
, a catalog essay accompanying the exhibition Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2013)

EL TRYPTOPHAN – GUILT VACATION
Release date: TBA



Side A:

1 Guilt Vacation
2 Ida
3 Wrinkle in Time
4 Syntax Static
5 Google Portrait

Side B:

6 Horizon
7 Share
8 Insect Express
9 Tear Race
10 Slow Morning
11 Beethoven for Relaxation
12 Eucalyptus

The album features twenty musicians, including Dean Wareham (Dean & Britta, Galaxie 500, Luna), Will Epstein (High Water, Nicolas Jaar), a children’s choir, and many surprises.

I began sessions for Guilt Vacation in the Fall of 2011 and finished late Spring of 2014. My studio was the vacant floor of a gramercy park townhouse dating to 1847. The spooky, grand and (very) dusty building was awaiting renovation. There was an enormous mirror above the fireplace reflecting a golden chandelier. A lot transpired—beginnings and endings of relationships, wild dance parties with cardboard tunnels. This album is a culmination of the years spent working there.

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