Unfurling Streams

by Monty Adkins

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    Hand numbered limited edition of 24 boxes to include: Unfurling Streams CD and twelve 10” x 8” photographic images.


    Beautifully designed and manufactured black box, lined with off-white cartridge paper, covered in black linen paper stock embossed with black foil title.

    The box contains 12 photographic images made by Stephen Harvey. Each image is separated with a detail paper insert with the title of the image.

    A signed and numbered title page along with two contents pages include brief description of the project written by Monty Adkins and Stephen Harvey.

    The prints are archive quality and printed on four different paper stocks carefully chosen by Monty and Stephen for the specific surface texture and the heavyweight quality of the finished print.

    Ten of the prints are printed using the archival Giclee printing process with Epson K3 Ultrachrome ink set offering superior level of printing precision, durability and quality.

    Two of the prints have been made using the C-Type process on Kodak Metallic paper stock.

    This is a stunning, beautifully made artifact, limited to an edition of 24 boxes.

    Music: Monty Adkins
    Art and design: Stephen Harvey

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about

Unfurling Streams is a series of compositions based on recordings of percussion instruments made by Jonny Axelsson and Monty Adkins with photographs and artwork by Stephen Harvey.

The work is inspired by a line by e.e. cummings, “for whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.” In Unfurling Streams, the ‘stream’ reflects life—something continually flowing, evolving, and changing. Eddies, currents, pools and spray also are suggestive of ways in which the stream makes its way through the landscape and are clearly reflected in the images and sounds created for this project.

Monty Adkins is a composer, performer and professor of experimental electronic music. His work is characterised by slow shifting organic textures often derived from processed instrumental sounds. Inhabiting a post-acousmatic sensibility, his work draws together elements from ambient, acousmatic, noise, and microsound music. He is also active as a writer and concert curator.

Indulging his passion for contemporary art, he has written on the relationship between painting and music, as well as the aesthetics of digital music and the electronic music of Roberto Gerhard. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Electric Spring Festival. Held in Huddersfield, annually, this festival focuses on live electronic music and experimental performance.

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released March 25, 2015

Written & produced by Monty Adkins.
Mastered by Dominique Bassal.
Cover image by Stephen Harvey.

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