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Passages: audio postcards, journals, and travelogues

by Thom Blum

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Collections: Music by Thom Blum
Passages: audio postcards, journals, and travelogues (1995 – 2016)

Each composition on the “Passages” volume of “Collections” is a map, not just of locations on the globe but of my experiences in those places. Each attempts to capture and convey in sound something about the settings (natural and otherwise) and the cultures as I encountered them. In short each work tries to convey the essence of a place.

This is “denotational” music -- akin to what Luc Ferrari called "anecdotal" music -- and the bulk of the sounds are from, of, and about some places being portrayed, as well as being about the composer portraying them.
- T.B.

©+℗ 2020 Thom Blum (ASCAP)


released June 9, 2020

artwork: "feverish dream 19" © 2016 Tuyen Q. Nguyen |


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Thom Blum San Francisco, California

Thom Blum has been composing electroacoustic music since 1974.

Recent performances and installations include “Recital in the Library”, 2019 solo prepared and improvised music performed at The Prelinger Library, San Francisco, and "Epenthesis" at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2019.

Collections of his music have been organized by themes and periods and have been released on Bandcamp.
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