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Year:  1983   ·  Duration:  7m 14s

Year:  1983
Duration:  7m 14s

Composer:   Jonathan Besser

Ross Harris

Composer:   Ross Harris

Films, Audio & Samples

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Sample: 0’00” – 1’00”
from Ross Harris and Jonathan Besser | Free Radicals

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Composed by the Free Radicals, a Wellington-based art music duo comprised of Jonathan Besser and Ross Harris.

This is one of [Free Radicals'] darker works. It was performed and recorded in early the evenings of March 10 and 11 (1986) outside the Rankin Brown Library in the VUW quadrangle (built as a shelter for students). The very reverberant space was affectionately known as “Axford’s folly” and was later replaced by the current structure. The musicians — Ross Harris (synthesizer/ tape), Jonathan Besser (synthesizers/ delays), Chris Prosser (processed violin), and Greg Fox (processed electric guitar and eerie tape loops) — were positioned in each corner of the quadrangle. This is an excerpt from an extended work.