Notes Included w/ Album Download:
"Does it feel circular now you know?" I say to Pascale
"Yeah, yeah, yeah!" She replies
We've just spent the morning recording as many sounds as we can make using only our ballet shoes, character shoes and flamenco shoes against the floor.
Sounds of shoes, spoken instructions for movement (previously used to instruct performers for a dance film), conversations (and ideas) about dub, and samples from other pieces of music are repeatedly used and versioned together algorithmically through the TidalCycles language to produce 'Music to Dance to' (or dance to music to ...)
Starting quite literally with footwork; 'Shoe Studies' are potential sonic choreographies, they present potential rhythms that could be made from a dancer stamping and sliding across a dance floor.
Sliding around to the collaborative tracks, 'Pascale' overlays rhythms with recordings Pascale de Graaf and I made together. These recordings, and other recordings of instructions for movement were sent to Harry Wills as Bernard Baum who made track 4 'Shoes'.
Sliding around further, through a palette of sounds, samples, rhythms and versions, 'Music to Dance to' circles back to footwork with the 160 b.p.m 'Annie', taking a sample from Lsdxoxo: "let me move to the left!"
Additional 2 OVERLAY tracks are included for DJ's to use as tools to complicate rhythms in their sets.