Asa Tone set to release Live At New Forms this month

Asa Tone, the multidisciplinary outfit of Melati Malay, Tristan Arp and Kaazi, are getting ready to release Live At New Forms later this month. Originally a commissioned work by producer and festival curator Yu Su for the New Forms Festival in Vancouver in 2020, Asa Tone worked together remotely whilst in lockdown in Mexico City, New York and the Australian rainforest, “embracing new approaches in chance-based composition”, as the press release explains. Malay, Arp and Kaaazi “individually recorded a pool of generative loops and field recordings in lieu of performed “songs,” adhering to general tempo and key parameters”. The result, a continuous 30 minute piece, was then adapted and spatialized for a 4D sound / 32-channel audio system by Yu Su and its showing at the festival was paired with a custom modular video work by artist Nika Milano.

Ahead of the album’s release, Asa Tone are enticing us with ‘II’, offered with a visual accompaniment by Milano.

Live At New Forms is out on November 19th through Leaving Records

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