Proxemic Studies: Volume I

by Mike McCormick

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03:48
2.
alvorada
3.
in|takt
4.
03:10
5.
madness
6.
moment: us
7.
delicate matters
8.
triptych: III
9.
isaac

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In the summer of 2016, Mike McCormick decided to address his performative limitations by composing a set of personalized technical studies for the electric guitar. Exploring the physical and practical distance between him and his instrument encouraged him to examine other “distances” in various aspects of his life. This lead him to compose songs using texts from a collection of saved letters, emails, and electronic messages sent to him from partners with whom he had been previously intimately involved in order to examine the emotional “spaces” he had created in his life.

This resulting collection of compositions, his Proxemic Studies, are an intensely personal examination of human intimacy that depict the unabashed beauty of unconditional love, the bitterness of heartbreak, and the volatility of passionate lust.

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releases February 8, 2020

Laura Swankey - voice
Emily Denison - trumpet
Mike McCormick - electric guitar
Knut Kvifte Nesheim - drum kit, vibraphone

All compositions © 2019 Mike McCormick (SOCAN/TONO)
Recorded by Jeremy Darby and Julian Decorte at the Canterbury Music Company, Toronto
Mixed and mastered by Jean Martin at The Farm
Produced by Jean Martin and Mike McCormick
Graphic design by Yesim Tosuner of Backyard Design

This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Mike McCormick Oslo, Norway

Mike McCormick is an Oslo-based guitarist, laptop performer and composer originally from Yellowknife, Canada. His creative output draws from a variety of disciplines, including conceptual and performance art, electroacoustic music, twentieth-century literature, and various notated and improvised music traditions. ... more

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Track Name: triptych: I
I want you to tell me
that I'm special and important to you.
that you're thankful
that you have someone you can always confide in and
who will be there for you no matter what.
I want you to tell me
that you love me.

Being with you has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me.
You're going to be in my heart for the rest of my life.
There's so many things that I do or think now that I probably wouldn't if I hadn't met you or hadn't been close to you.
Track Name: triptych: II
I want you to tell me
that I'm special and important to you.
that you're thankful
that you have someone you can always confide in and
who will be there for you no matter what.
I want you to tell me
that you love me and
that you'll never forget…

I'm thankful that we got to share these years together and got to know each other more than anyone else has ever known us, and I hope that we continue to know each other.
I have countless fond memories of us that I'll hold dear forever.

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