Adam McCartney - OEK LP 27814
[GOD Records]

Adam McCartney - OEK LP 27814
Adam McCartney - Composition

Matej Bunderla - Alto and Tenor Saxophones
Ivan Trenev - Accordion
Adam McCartney - Harmonium

"OEK is a collection of six pieces. The name is a reference to the Tuvan word for yurt, or quite simply to the idea of home. The pieces are constructed using very simple material -- scales built from tetrachords and suspensions, that blend together the intervals of the chromatic field. This abstract material is tempered, in turn, by the sounds of the instruments."

Adam approaches composition from the point of view that sound is not only the individual received result of a physical process, but also in a broader context an interface to abstract experience. The available material for composition is practically rooted in a direct experience of space and time i.e.: aesthetic experience. The work of the composer is related to the consistency of this experience. Certain musical elements appear to be historical artefacts. In fact they can cause resonances in contemporary ears that go beyond the borders of temporal and physical experience.

From the point of view of an individual observer, the term beauty seems semantically fixed and relates to a specific interpretation at a point in time. Considered in the flow of time on a broader scale the term beauty undergoes constant transformation, while some essential attributes are retained on an intuitive level. These essential attributes relate to the apprehension of beauty and show that this is directly related to personal experience. This personal experience is at the root of any given mode of perception. As the consistency or mode of experience itself undergoes constant change so too does the meaning of the term beauty. This essential change emphasizes the fluid nature of personal and collective identity.