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if you need to stand up or move about [Marginal Frequency]

by T.J. Borden & Luke Martin

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I (25:31) 25:32
II (29:57) 29:58


'if you need to stand up or move about' was released in May 2020 on Marginal Frequency as a CD, with T.J. Borden. I have a limited number of CDs available for shipping as well as the digital for download. You're welcome to purchase here (see MF price for reference if you'd like), or on the Marginal Frequency bandcamp. Please consider supporting MF, & their other releases too! marginalfrequency.bandcamp.com/album/mfcd-j-if-you-need-to-stand-up-or-move-about


With two, long take, improvised sonatas, one for cello and one for piano, T.J. Borden (New York) and Luke Martin (Minnesota) capsize the discipline of and orthodox attitudes toward chamber music with their first recorded production together, ‘if you need to stand up or move about.’ Resisting temptations to abandon form with instrumentation not regularly identified with classical music, impulses are reined by studied considerations of narrative, resulting in two thoughtful, yet aggressive works that will challenge pre-conceived expectations of pitch, harmony, and cadence — those attributes here replaced by movements of energy (broadband) and their relationships with individual frequencies (narrowband). Available on replicated CDs from glass master on 19 May, 2020.



released May 19, 2020

T.J. Borden (cello, amplifier)
Luke Martin (piano, no-input mixer)

Recorded in Santa Clarita, CA

Produced, engineered by A.F. Jones

Artwork by Jones and Martin


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