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Patrick Farmer Releases New Book 'Close Eclogues on Tiptoe'

Patrick Farmer Releases New Book 'Close Eclogues on Tiptoe'

Compost & Height is publishing a new book from Patrick Farmer. It's entitled Close Eclogues on Tiptoe and is described as an "epistolary experiment." The label described the book as such:

Close Eclogues on Tiptoe is an epistolary experiment that recalls the author’s visit to Mass an exhibition by the artist Lotti V Closs in 2016. Drawing on the ‘character’ inherent in Closs’s sculptural practice, Close Eclogues on Tiptoe uses the work as a structural device that brings together various literary, compositional, visual, scientific, and sonic references. Moving away from the literary form of the letter as a means of drawing the sender and recipient closer, the protagonists in Close Eclogues on Tiptoe experience a division or estrangement, a void that allows them to stand back from themselves and witness their own disappearance.

Throughout the book, Farmer’s long-standing research into listening is at the forefront of his writing. Following an accident in 2008 which caused long-term hearing loss, tinnitus, autophony and dehiscence, Farmer has been working across various disciplines to develop an embodied sense of listening. This has led to a greater understanding of the auditory processing system of the human body and an awareness of himself as a dis-placed body in the landscape. This dispersion has led to the realisation that there is no one way of listening that holds prevalence over another, a conception of listening interwoven throughout Close Eclogues on Tiptoe.

The book is limited to 100 copies. You can purchase a copy from the Compost & Height website here.

Rhizome.s Releases Jamie Drouin's Attraction and Dominic Lash's Performance

Rhizome.s has just released two new albums. The first comes from Jamie Drouin and is entitled Attraction. It features a single, 54-minute piece which is "intended for repeat playback in a room with two speakers positioned at least 5 feet (1,5 meters) apart." It's a minimal and austere work comprised of sine tones and the like. The second new release comes from Dominic Lash and features performances of two works. One is Manfred Werder's "2 ausführende seiten 419-424" and the other is James Saunders' "overlay (1) / overlay (2)". Patrick Farmer and Tim Feeney also appear on the album. You can stream both albums above or on the Rhizome.s Bandcamp page. There, you'll be able to purchase digital copies of both releases. You can also attain physical releases by contacting the label at or More information can be found on the Rhizome.s website here.