Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009 : Music For Sonic Installations In The Cavern Of Your Skull

I don’t believe in silent art. Perhaps the shuffling of the feet, or the occasional rude phone conversation may be considered to be a unique soundtrack for the museum. The space where art must be observed uninterrupted. But I have another idea. I imagine sonic installations played along contemporary art. I once went into an exhibit while listening to William Basinski and Richard Chartier’s Untitled 1-3. I stood in front of an abstract and moody painting listening to a twenty minute piece… until the paint began to melt… and then I heard and saw it all. I hope the following works can enhance your experience. Even if that art is imaginary, deep inside your psyche, completely your own.

(entries are listed in alphabetical order by artist. links point to album reviews on headphone commute)
Alva Noto – Xerrox Vol.2 (Raster-Noton) [REVIEW]
Atom™ – Liedgut (Raster-Noton)
Christopher Willits – Live On Earth – Vol. 1 (self) [REVIEW]
Giuseppe Ielasi – Aix (12k) [REVIEW]
Robert Henke – Indigo_Transform (Imbalance Computer Music)
SnD – Atavism (Raster-Noton)
Taylor Deupree – Live1:Mapping (12k)
Tomasz Bednarczyk – Painting Sky Together (Room40)
Tu M’ – Monochromes Vol. 1 (LINE)
Yann Novak – The Breeze Blowing Over Us (Infrequency)

See more favorite selections on Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009