Raum - Event Of Your Leaving (2013)
Event Of Your Leaving was recorded by Raum (Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Liz Harris) in 2011 and 2012. Their first collaborative LP, the record is a loose set of memories, dreams, and images interpreting the work of visual artist Vija Celmins for piano, guitar, keyboard, voice, and tapes. The three-panel, fold-out cover is an offset and letterpress print of a drawing by Harris. Artwork printed at Stumptown Printers in Portland, Oregon and LP mastered at Dubplates in Berlin by Rashad Becker. Edition of 500.
Released 14 November 2013
Liz Harris has been recording, performing, and releasing solo material under the name Grouper since 2005 on various imprints including Kranky, Type, and her own YELLOWELECTRIC. She lives and works on the Oregon Coast.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is a Brooklyn-based musician who has performed in bands and under his own name since 1996. He is a founding member of the groups Tarentel, The Alps, Portraits, and Moholy-Nagy as well as the Root Strata record label.
Harris and Cantu-Ledesma first performed together at 2012's Transmediale Festival in Berlin, where they debuted Harris' Circular Veil -- an 8-hour composition designed for performance-goers to sleep to.
To celebrate the Raum release, Liz and Jefre performed live at Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, CT on October 4, 2013.
More info at http://glasscommahouse.org/project/w-grouper-jefre-cantu-ledesma/
Original video material Painting by Finnur Bárðarson, https://vimeo.com/79902993,
released under creative commons license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
and I Never Thought I Cared That Much by Matthew Frost, https://vimeo.com/33781428,
released under creative commons license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/