Dragon’s Eye Recordings is pleased to present Static Forms by Pierre Gerard and Shinkei. In lieu of a traditional album description, the artists and Dragon’s Eye Recordings offer the following quotations.

“The silence that I manufacture, hears only my ears. like these lengthened forms, often.”
– Pierre Gerard

“Le silence, c’est la meilleure production qu’on puisse faire, parce qu’il se propage : on ne le signe pas et tout le monde en profite.”
– Marcel Duchamp

“On peut voir celui qui regarde, mais on ne peut pas entendre celui qui écoute.”
– Marcel Duchamp

“…But now there are silences and the words make help make the silences. I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry, as i need it. We need not fear the silences, we may love them.”
– John Cage (from Lecture On Nothing)

“Music already enjoys inaudibility.”
– John Cage (from Satie Lecture)

“…For it is the space and emptiness that is finally urgently necessary at this point in history (not the sounds that happen in it – or their relationships) (not the stones – thinking of a Japanese stone garden – or their relationships but the emptiness of the sand which needs the stones anywhere in the space in order to be empty). When I said recently in Darmstadt that one could write music by observing the imperfections in the paper upon which one was writing, a student who did not understand because he was full of musical ideas asked, ‘Would one piece of paper be better than another: one for instance that had more imperfections?’

He was attached to sounds and because of his attachment could not let sounds be just sounds. He needed to attach himself to the emptiness, to the silence. Then things – sounds, that is – would come into being of themselves. Why is this so necessary that sounds should be just sounds? There are many ways of saying why. One is this: In order that each sound may become the Buddha.”
– John Cage (from Silence)

Track Listing

  1. Pierre Gerard - Wooden Mouldings For The Assembly (to Constantin Brancusi)
  2. Shinkei - Untitled