begin _if_ () is a long term fieldrecording based project that started 2005. The third release (begin _if_ (3)) was released in 2014 by AGXIVATEIN.
Review “DO WHILE” by Ed Pinsent in The Sound Projector
begin _if_ (3) is the third installment in an ongoing series of sound works. Previous editions have been released on Richard Garet’s Contour Editions (begin _if_ (1), 2009) and Modisti (begin _if_ (2), 2010). The series was first conceived in 2005 in Madrid and finally brought to life in 2009 in Berlin, combining both field recordings and studio work, embracing cutting techniques that are common in visual design and audio post-production for film, fusing concrete sounds and improvisation. The series is following a wider lose concept that comes after different practices and approaches to sound that interacts with each release’s different and distinct physical or nonphysical medium. Inspired by Hidden Variable Theories and following a concept that ultimately remains hidden to the listener, begin _if_ (3) sees Limbach delve into the tape as sound carrier and celebrate tape hiss and saturation as compositional materials. Created in studio, the work includes field recordings made in Tokyo and Berlin, vinyl and tape manipulations, unprocessed instrumental sounds and bits and pieces from different locations and practices of sound work.
begin _if_ (2)
released in 2010 on modisti
begin _if_ (1)
released in 2009 on contour editions
format: mp3 download
collaborating artist: luisa kraft (flute)