Coppice and the Baschet Brothers' Aluminum Piano.
Recorded live as part of Crystal Baschet Concerts in conjunction with the exhibition Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement in Art of the 1960s at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on August 26, 2011.
Free reeds, processed reeds.
A fixed perspective that offers no choreography for present bodies.
Music that only works together.
Recorded live at Philip von Zweck's Something Else Radio Program.
Coppice's archive of sonic artifacts in handcrafted editions.
Vinculum is Coppice’s archive of sonic artifacts. It collects different perspectives of air and edges of a shruti box (a small bellowed organ), accordion, tubing, sphygmomanometer, and funnels. Sounds were recorded and reduced to highlight some aspects at the expense of others.
The archive is resource for a series of “performed installations” that study the relationships between audio and audience in spaces: Copse (2010), Vinculum (Courses) (2011), and Vinculum (Coincidence) (2011); and the relationships between audio and objects: A Vinculum Variation (2012), Vinculum (Passes) (2012), and Vinculum re: Screens for Mutual Attractions to Related Objects (Some Impossible) (2015).
Selections from the Vinculum archive are present in many other recorded compositions, most notably The Pleasance & The Purchase (2010), Bluing/Blueing (2012), Soft Crown (2014), and Bramble (2012).
Between 2010–2016 Vinculum was offered as unique/made-to-order hand-embroidered pouches stuffed with three different CD-R’s inscribed with their catalogue number, and additionally as individual discs in hand-painted sleeves. The listener is encouraged to play the discs simultaneously on repeat using multiple players when possible.
2012’s Vinculum Specimen Edition collects twelve CD-R’s housed in wooden boxes custom-designed and handcrafted by Andrew Furse, in an edition of five. The edition is featured in Stuart Tolley’s book Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics (Thames And Hudson, 2014). The contents of each box are:
Supporters of Vinculum in 2013 were offered a Vinculum Blowing Kit, containing a free reed, brass and plastic tubes, a cork-USB containing an obviously produced memory, and Red Scroll, a short video and 32-page PDF, all stuffed in a tall hand-embroidered Vinculum pouch.