Marcus Fischer + Burke Jam
Vanitas
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Vanitas is the result of a collaborative performance between Fischer and Jam for the Portland ambient series Bloom, in the winter of 2018. The title is taken from the 17th-century vanitas painting tradition which points to the inevitability of change, the transience of vanity and the ephemerality of human life. 

“Sound is a haunting, a ghost, a presence whose location in space is ambiguous and whose existence in time is fleeting. The intangibility of sound is uncanny – a phenomenal presence both in the head, at its point of source and all around, and never entirely distinct from auditory hallucinations. The close listener is like a medium who draws out substance from that which is not entirely there.”

– David Toop, Sinister Resonance 

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