After a pandemic-year deep dive of murk and ecstasy G Lucas Crane presents 3 compositions exploring his life in tapes, blowing apart and reworking older compositions and making a ship of Theseus sound pieces of hacked apart sonic drone, tight improvisation, warped cassette (material) memory and dreams rendered sonically and with requisite writhing and maneuvers before the eyes/ears.
1. Fell-Met Morph
tape loops upon sensor-hacked tape decks interact with a cyber dimension where dreams are adorable harassing demons;
2. Roosevelt island non-euclidian Beach Ritual
a non-euclidian Beach Ritual of quick hands that takes place on Roosevelt Island, NYC;
3. Time Boiler: The Akaba Prime Run
a time travel parable of temporal frustration and snacking.
G Lucas Crane – manipulated tapes, murk processing, stochastic composition, hacked tape decks
G Lucas Crane is a sound artist, performer, and musician whose work focuses on information anxiety, media confusion, sonic mind control and time skullduggery. His cassette tape based sound practice explores liminal spaces of hybrid analog aesthetics and new performance techniques for obsolete technology. His haunting tape manipulation sound design style has been lent to a wide range of bands and projects. In New York City, he has variously performed at The Stone, Museum of Art and Design, Pioneer Works, Roulette, Issue Project Room and the Brooklyn Museum, and has toured nationally and internationally.
I’d like to thank Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison composers grant and the Jerome Foundation for their support of my work. I’d also like to thank Cashmere Radio in Lichtenberg for the constant inspiration and community they showed me in the short time I had the pleasure of being involved. — G Lucas Crane