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2015.11.10 Makam 003 - Immanence, a Life

"[...] My intention when writing the score for Immanence, a life was to engage with one of Deleuze's main concepts, the field of immanence, and the piece is directly inspired on his last published essay, written shortly before his death and bearing the name Immanence: a life.

Participants are instructed to create the material according to the instructions, which call for "an organic silence", "a decomposed sound", "a sound intended as a spell", and other options offering as many possibilities as limitations, yet no univocal meaning. The only directives that can be called strict are the ones regarding durations and dynamics, and even those are not strictly notated. Participants respond to these conditions by coming up with sounds that will then be assembled into the final work, in a process that somehow resembles the layering of compost. Given that the material provided by the participants is created without knowledge of what the other participants are doing, each participant can only know his/her contribution at any stage of the process. This ensures both the high level of subjectivity regarding the instructions in the score and the immanence on a field of sound that the score aims for, with events following their own logic according to the attraction of individual sounds by way of affective qualities of these sounds, and a general lack of aesthetic consensus that mirrors any common life. Unpredictable, but with a hidden structure supporting it."

- Gil Sansón, Caracas, January 18, 2014

Cd Info:

Immanence, a Life (2011)
Gil Sansón, composer

Recorded between 2011 and 2015 in Berlin, Brooklyn, NY, Caracas and Valencia, CA

Liner notes by Manfred Werder

Mastered by Andy Graydon

All artwork by Lance Austin Olsen
All design by Jamie Drouin


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