FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday March 30, 2012
New York, New York
It is the purpose of the Journal of Popular Noise to eschew convention in favor of a more bespoke approach to presentation.
In Truckasauras's debut release, Tea parties, Guns, and Valor (2008, Fourthcity/Journal of Popular Noise), we addressed methods of distribution and the limits of what may now constitute 'Record Art'.
Through the sophomore release Quarters (2010, Fourthcity/Journal of Popular Noise) we spoke about the 'Negative Space' surrounding the work itself. The format was traditional to illuminate the importance of place and time.
But now what challenges and inspiration does the year 2012 bring to us, and what do we in turn bring to it?
Our goal in 2012 is to re-evaluate the relationship between the listener and performer. We find this one way conversation, i.e. from artist to consumer, to be ostentatious and cavalier. In a day and age where media is being created at every moment by every person without end - the music becomes just a small part of the overall experience. Every one of us is making a contribution to what has become a landscape of overlapping layers and unpredictable combinations.
In 2012, Truckasauras in collaboration with the Journal of Popular Noise and Fourthcity, aims to redirect this one way conversation so that we might include these public contributions. The 'Record' to be released will be the collective work of everyone who chooses to participate in and around these events. By physically interacting, taking photos, videos, or sound recordings, as well as starring in them, the public will make a vital contribution, and in fact be the authors of the final work. Time and place as analogs to rhythm and tone. Parties, performance, installations, visions of sound, you and us, beer and whiskey, will all mix and overlap the next six to eight months in a cacophonous party gruel punctuated by glimmering alignments of pure ecstasy.
And we plan to do this through the following:
1. Reveal the creative process
2. Create environments where the public interacts with the creations of the artist
3. Incorporate the acts and images of the public into the work itself
The Schedule of Events will be as follows. Each event will be held around the final weekend of each month. Each event will be in celebration of the digital release of one or more new songs. Physical items will also accompany each event in limited editions.
Details such as time, locations, colors, lights, and shapes are all subject to change at any time, possibly during the event itself.