Scratchy Marimba

by Stephen Vitiello

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about

In the late 1990s I set up Sulphur Records in the UK, which was also part of the Beggars Banquet Group in the USA. This offered the chance to release music that I had a great belief in, which followed with releases from the likes of David Abir, Ashley Wales, Future Pilot A.K.A., Michael Wells (Greater Than One), Simon Fisher Turner, Tetine, Sophie Calle, David Toop and more.

Stephen Vitiello remains one of my oldest and best friends and it was an honour to release this album on Sulphur.

Stephen Vitello is a visual and sound artist from New York City. Originally a punk guitarist, he has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros and Frances-Marie Uia, as well as visual artists Julie Mehretu, Tony Oursler, and Joan Jonas.

Vitello was a resident artist at the World Trade Center in 1999 where he recorded sounds from the 91st floor using home-built contact microphones and photocells, using them in his Bright and Dusty Things album (New Albion Records) as well as in an installation environment, World Trade Center Recordings: Winds After Hurricane Floyd. Vitello has had solo exhibitions of sound installations, photographs, and drawings at museums and galleries including The Project, NY; MASS MoCA; the High Line; Museum 52, Los Angeles; and Galerie Almine Rech, Paris.

In 2011, ABC-TV, Australia produced the documentary Stephen Vitello: Listening With Intent. Awards include Creative Capital (2006) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011-2012). Vi2ello is a professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.

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released May 5, 2000

Written and performed by Stephen Vitiello
Sampler, Bass, Guitar, Effects [Filter Bank]: Stephen Vitiello
Tape: Prof. Anthony Moore (track 6)
Harmonizer: Scanner (track 1)
Tape: Scanner (track 4)
Turntables: Hahn Rowe (tracks 1 + 2)
Drums: Dean Sharp (tracks 1 to 3)
Engineer: Paul Geluso
Executive Producer: Robin Rimbaud

Photography: Madeleine Swift
Design: Tonne

Originally released on Sulfur/Suphur/Meld Series Digipak packaging with 4-page booklet 2000

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Robin Rimbaud - Scanner is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. ... more

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