The 30-odd Occlusions (2012-2014) were an attempt to yield a Free Jazz sensibility with the automatic, aleatoric timing & event-generations engines in a specific configuration of a Hybrid Digital / Analogue Modular Synthesizer. The liner notes to the piece's eventual release on Editions Mego clarify:

"Occlusions is a loose framework for a multi-channel, freely improvised piece of LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC, performed without the aid or consent of pre-recorded or even pre-arranged materials of any kind. A given realization will last between 10 and 30 minutes ; time is elastic. Every effort has been made to avoid divisible rhythms (although mistakes are occasionally made) ... Still, I consider it a "kind" of Dance Music.

These two early realizations, recorded a week apart at festivals in France and The Netherlands during February 2012, capture the piece (much like those on the Generators LP) in two entirely different iterations, in states of (A) a mildly inebriated bliss & (B) an arbitrarily triggered blind rage. Both recordings were made at 24-bit, 96khz through the absolute cheapest means available to the consumer to do so. They sound fantastic.

Occlusions is a companion piece to Generators in that they share the same tool-set ... however, it is the FREE JAZZ yang to Generator's MINIMALIST yin. It is not recommended to those seeking meter, melody, cleanliness, or a clearly outlined organizational sense."


Occlusion [Rue de Bitche] (Nantes, February 2012)
Occlusion [Rue Richard Lenoir] (Montreuil, February 2012)
Occlusion [Weteringschans] (Amsterdam, February 2012)
Occlusion [West Burton Place] (Chicago, March 2012)
Occlusion [Ronda Valencia] (Madrid, April 2012)
Occlusion [Brabantstraat] (Brussels, April, 2012)
Occlusion [Oudaan] (Antwerp, April 2012)
Occlusion [Plaça de Catalunya] (Barcelona, April 2012)
Occlusion [Kent Avenue] (Williamsburg, May 2012)
Occlusion [Seaverns Avenue] (Jamaica Plain, June 2012)
Occlusion [North 6th Street] (Williamsburg, June 2012)
Occlusion [Chestnut Street] (Philadelphia, June 2012)
Occlusion [Brunswick Street] (Fortitude Valley, July 2012)
Occlusion [Wellington] (Chippendale, July 2012)
Occlusion [Smith Street] (Collingwood, July 2012)
Occlusion [North Western Avenue] (Chicago, July 2012)
Occlusion [Empire Street] (Providence, September 2012)
Occlusion [Smith Street Redux] (Collingwood, October 2012)
Occlusion [North 7th Street] (Philadelphia, December 2012)
Occlusion [Venloer Straße] (Köln, January 2013)
Occlusion [Am Wriezener Banhof] (Berlin, January 2013)
Occlusion [Ashwin Street] (London, February 2013)
Occlusion [Narrow Quay] (Bristol, February 2013)
Occlusion [West 2nd Street] (Los Angeles, February 2013)
Occlusion [Washington Street] (Middletown, March 2013)
Occlusion [Boul St-Laurent] (Montreal, June 2013)
Occlusion [Beacon Street] (Boston, June 2013)
Occlusion [Saint Nicholas] (Queens, June 2013)
Occlusion [South Street Seaport] (New York, June 2013)
Occlusion [Revaler Str.] (Berlin, October 2013)
Occlusion [Licenciado Verdad] (Mexico City, March 2014)
Occlusion [Krišjāņa Barona] (Riga, October 2014)
Occlusion [Ankerrui] (Antwerp, November 2014)
Occlusion [Anspachlaan] (Brussels, November 2014)
Occlusion [Visconde de Silva] (Rio De Janeiro, December 2014)

Press & Further Reading:

Pitchfork (June 2012)
Ad Hoc (June 2012)
Tiny Mix Tapes (June 2012)
Resident Advisor (May 2012)
XLR8R (June 2012)
Prefix (June 2012)