Seth Cooke

Nomad Exquisite Releases New Works by A.F. Jones and Seth Cooke

Nomad Exquisite is a recently started Chicago-based label that is committed to releasing short-form pieces from experimental artists. All releases will not exceed 13 minutes in total. These “miniatures” are “prompted by the brevity of life” and aim to provide a survey of contemporary experimental music.

The label has just put up two new releases, one of which is by A.F. Jones and the other by Seth Cooke. Jones’s piece is entitled larkspur, iron filings and was birthed from a period of change and uncertainty. He views the piece, however, as optimistic. A working out and working through of circumstances that have a final resolve. You can stream the album above and purchase it via the album’s Bandcamp page here.

Cooke’s release is entitled The Slip and features six tracks that all last two minutes and four seconds. The description for the album features numerous quotes that are derived from various sources. You can stream the album above and purchase it via its Bandcamp page here.

Earlier this year, Nomad Exquisite released four other miniatures. You can view the label’s entire catalogue here.

larkspur, iron fillings tracklist:
1. larkspur, iron fillings

The Slip tracklist:
1. L 361204 175438
2. K 361166 175435
3. A 361150 175220
4. J 361100 175148
5. M 361124 175116
6. B 361151 175253

Watch Videos of Live Performances from Cristián Alvear, Daniel Bennett, Seth Cooke, and Clive Henry

Artwork by Rachael Elwell

Artwork by Rachael Elwell

On September 30th, Bang the Bore hosted a show which featured performances from Cristián Alvear, Daniel Bennett, Seth Cooke, and Clive Henry. Alvear premiered Radu Malfatti's shizuka ni furu ame while the latter three—who help run Bang the Bore—were there for the final date of their UK tour. Art from one of their tour posters is above. The Bang the Bore website has just posted videos of all four performances from that night and you can watch them below. More information on the artists and the event can be found here.