The fluidity of time does not exist

Released on ROOM40 April 2nd 2021

Time is mysterious; I never realized how much until I studied it in the context of Quantum Physics. The mystery stems from a common-sense way of thinking – that the present moment, which we call “now” is not fixed but moves constantly in the direction of future. This is what we refer to as the flow of time.

The common-sense concept of time is as follows: Imagine a line with an arrow pointing towards the right, each point on the line represent a fixed moment, a triangle drawn with the tip touching the line represents the continuous moving point, the present moment. It is supposed to move from left to right. Some believe particular events as being fixed, and the line itself as moving past them so that moments from the future sweep past the present moment to become past moments. Thinking of time as a line simply implies a sequence of points at different positions, so any moving point can be thought of as a sequence of motionless “snapshot” versions of itself, at each moment. It is similar to a sequence of still photos, projected onto a screen. Collectively, the images are moving but individually, the image never changes.

This idea that the present moment seems to be moving forward in time is defined relative to our consciousness. But our consciousness however, cannot do that. Nothing can move from one moment to another, To exist at all at a particular moment means to exist forever. Our consciousness exists in all our (waking) moments. We do not experience time flowing, or passing. What we experience are differences between our present perceptions and our present memories of past perceptions. We interpret those difference correctly, as evidence that the universe changes with time. We also interpret them incorrectly, as evidence that our consciousness, or the present, is something that moves through time.

The passing of time is intrinsic to the world; it is born of the world itself, out of the relations between quantum events that are the world, and that themselves generate their own time.

The fluidity of time does not exist, is my attempt to put this concept into sound, creating a piece of music, which itself is created within a span of time…. 

credits

All sounds recorded at various locations in Europe and South America.

Image : Mark Hogben
Design: Lawrence English
Mastering: Lawrence English

The passing of time is intrinsic to the world; it is born of the world itself, out of the relations between quantum events that are the world, and that themselves generate their own time.

The fluidity of time does not exist, is my attempt to put this concept into sound, creating a piece of music, which itself is created within a span of time…. 

Special thanks to: Lawrence English and Mark Hogben for their constant support and, Richard Hodgskin-Brown – PhD student, my mentor during my studies of Quantum Physics.

© 2021 France Jobin / p 2021 Touch Music/Fairwood Music UK Ltd

SAH 0​/​1 – Review – Ondarock – Pepe Trotta

by Onda Rock – Italy

Black – white, full – empty, all – nothing. How much tension can arise from the comparison between these poles? How many shades are contained within them? How can this translate into sound? These are the questions (pro) posed by Edoardo Cammisa’s Sounds Against Humanity to the ten musicians involved to give rise to “0/1”. The resulting publication, in its elegant graphics conceived and edited by Camilla Pisani , makes use of the supervision work of Angelo Guido ( meanwhile.in.texas ) and sees Marie Rose (Marie e le Rose, Moon Ra, MonoLogue) in the cabin of direction.

The responses received and collected by the small but precious labelthey are multifaceted in form and substance, mirror of lines of thought and musical attitudes, which although belonging to the same field, are extremely different and peculiar. The sound and emotional density of Shedir ‘s drone-ambient , on which the beneficial influence of Lawrence English continues to hover , captures and transforms the energy arising from the contrast between extremes. Along the same lines, but in a different form and with a lesser outcome, the nervous and irregular flow conceived by Philip Sulidae and the saturated frequency studded with micro-variations shaped by Stefano Tashi develop.

The industrial echoes of the concrete modulations of Monte Burrows, on the other hand, refer to a process of disintegration projected towards zero, as does the rough current, all too static and similar to white noise transmitted by Seth Cluett . Greater stillness and brightness, but also less incisiveness, animate the synthetic dance composed by Emile Bojesen and the environmental saturations of anthéne. A more structured and complex representation, which refers to an infinite and repeated process of constant transformation, is that suggested by the binary symphony chiseled by France Jobin , by the dark and profound electroacoustic itinerary conceived by Attilio Novellino and by the essential and spectral dramaturgy signed by Luigi Turra. These are certainly the three best moments of the harvest, apexes of an itinerary of variable intensity but always enjoyable.

As a whole, what is outlined is an interesting sequence of possible interpretations, sonic mutability that finds visual echo in the 12 postcards attached to the deluxe edition , from which all the vitality of a sensorial territory rich in ideas and suggestions emerges.

SAH Compilation

Track:  [0,1) France Jobin

This work is a study on the ceaseless tension between everything and nothing, between “zero” and “one”. The nature of this contrast can be perceived as “everything OR nothing – 0 or 1” or as “FROM everything TO nothing and vice-versa”, like a virtually-endless self-generative continuum, as there are infinite numbers between 0 and 1.

Each artist was invited to think about this concept and to translate his/her own interpretation of it into sound.

Music composed by (following the tracklist order): Martina Betti (as Shedir); Philip Sulidae M.; Joe McKay (as Monte Burrows); France Jobin; Emile Bojesen; Seth A. Cluett; Attilio Novellino; Stefano Tashi; Bradley S. A. Deschamps (as anthéne); Luigi Turra.

Directed and curated by Edoardo Cammisa.
Artwork and artistic concept by Camilla Pisani.
Supervised by Angelo Guido.
All tracks mastered by Marie Rose @ FixInTheMix Labs.
Additional guitars on track 7 by Billy Torello.
Published by Sounds Against Humanity.

Special thanks to Arianna Cammisa and Richard Chartier.

Compilation – Superpang Tour Mode

Track – a state of equilibrium obtained at a point of maximum entropy – France Jobin

40 people gathered in an imaginary community where the world lives under the gaze of the people of the future. It seems that this was a big project to develop a new, modern concept of what to do. But it was quite simply a one-off and never done to create anything new.
When I first started working on this idea, I went down to a few thousand hours and I found out the work was coming just before the opening. While I wouldn’t want to add a little glossary, there were enough details for a few to make the whole concept even more interesting.

But with the exception of this tiny, tiny demo, I think I had to write something about it. Nowadays I’ve been working on something called the new project called The New Concept.
The new concept is very simple, simple, and does not take up too much space (and yet we actually know exactly where we’re coming from). It doesn’t allow any of the basic concepts, since we are only going to use a little bit of math to figure out the full point of the concept. There’s only one area, and if you need to write about that, you’ll need those basic numbers yourself, so you have to really learn a bit more.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the concept, it’s the ones I’ve covered here and there.
Play loud to please the audience. The performance should be extremely enjoyable, and that the performances will provide an exciting atmosphere.

credits

released January 1, 2021

mastering: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
design: Joe Gilmore

Fuga Discos – 25th anniversary compilation

Track –  flujo di tiempo – France Jobin


Fuga Discos – Compilados 25 aniversario
 de fugadiscos
25 años de puertas abiertas, de mucho trabajar para conseguir un objetivo, mostrar, dar a conocer el resultado de cada artista.
Agradecer queda muy pequeño desde mi lugar ante esta respuesta de tantos seres que quisieron estar durante todos estos años.
Fuga seguirá con sus puertas abiertas, para que se expresen con sus obras.
simplemente gracias…
Luis Marte
Fundador de Fuga

Compilado 25 aniversario 02. Noise, experimental, ambient.
Gracias: Alfa Trax, France Jobin, Francisco López, Gabi Lucena, Javier Piñango, Juan Antonio Nieto, Juan José Calarco, OP-8 Looter King (Rusty), Oscar Santis, Pablo Reche, Juan Petrini y Quum, por aportar con su trabajo para este compilado.

LINK DE DESCARGA COMPILADO 02

Death is perfection, everything else is relative on Editions Mego – Touching Extremes – Massimo Ricci

Touching Extremes

Editions Mego

Subsequent to a series of personal losses, France Jobin – Montreal’s minimalist composer of deserved renown – was forced to come to terms with something that haunts the existence of countless beings. As pathetic as this usually appears (courtesy of the average human’s shallowness), she attempted a rational collocation of chaos in her life, at the same time recognizing death as the ultimate symbol of a not better specified “perfection”. The introductory notes quote an excerpt from David Deutsch’s book The Fabric Of Reality, grounded

on the theory of phantom photons. Now, when it comes to photons this writer’s cynical experience translates as follows: interesting stuff on paper, yet inevitably destined to become, in most cases, food for pseudo-intellectual exhibition of the self (though I’m convinced that Jobin doesn’t belong to that category). After all, everyone is entitled to clutching at the straws of unearthly conjectures to put a measure of order in their own mind. Particularly when the grim reaper comes around waving us hello under various guises, which – in this day and age – happens quite frequently, including the cerebral demise of selected wannabe “authorities” dabbling in issues beyond their reach.

Fortunately, besides any cognitive necessity Jobin is an expert sound assembler. The music she created for this album derives entirely from a Buchla 200 analog synthesizer, except for a shorter and less assuaging track – “Soar” – made with Klara Lewis and exclusively available in the digital version. The longer pieces “Inertia” and “P”, however, represent everything that needs to be (un)told. There’s an answer to every question, there’s calmness behind any anxious doubt if only one delves in the right combination of frequencies. Jobin concocted textural trails that stay with the listener unobtrusively, typically projecting one or two suspended chords. The result amalgamates perfectly with our environment when played at moderate volume. Still, the apparent stasis is perturbed by the very pulsation that it contains. We detect imperceptible subsurface discolorations, brief dissipations of energy across the harmonic flawlessness, a few dynamic weaknesses and slight distortions in an otherwise rather narcotic flux. It’s sorrow-inducing, brain-quietening, and profoundly individual.

#evenmoresynthporn

EP03 France Jobin is a lover of wires, electronics and sine tones. She has something special to share on ROOM40

This photo serves as clear evidence of my early fascination with all things cables, connections and electricity. To this day, I have nurtured this obsession with childlike wonder.

When Lawrence English and Robin Fox extended the invitation to travel to Australia, an invitation which included a coast to coast tour and a residency at MESS in Melbourne, I could not resist!

Upon arriving at MESS, I simply became overwhelmed by the amount and diversity of the collection of synths and electronic instruments. There it was, the entire history of synth, drum machines and modulars in front of me, delight! Which one will I start with? It’s complicated.

I opted to work the synths that I am unfamiliar with, therefore adding a nice learning curve to the experience but also, an opportunity to observe and learn how the technicalities and programming evolved over the years.

I strived to remain true to each synth, I did not have a compositional intent, but rather preferred to let each synth’s personality shine through and hope I manage to earn their respect in the process.

An enormous thank you to Lawrence English, Robin Fox, Byron Scullin and Matthew Watson and everyone at MESS for their kind support.

released September 4, 2020

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#moresynthporn on ROOM40


EP02 France Jobin is a lover of wires, electronics and sine tones. She has something special to share on ROOM40!

“This photo serves as clear evidence of my early fascination with all things cables, connections and electricity. To this day, I have nurtured this obsession with childlike wonder.

When Lawrence English and Robin Fox extended the invitation to travel to Australia, an invitation which included a coast to coast tour and a residency at MESS in Melbourne, I could not resist!

Upon arriving at MESS, I simply became overwhelmed by the amount and diversity of the collection of synths and electronic instruments. There it was, the entire history of synth, drum machines and modulars in front of me, delight! Which one will I start with? It’s complicated.

I opted to work the synths that I am unfamiliar with, therefore adding a nice learning curve to the experience but also, an opportunity to observe and learn how the technicalities and programming evolved over the years.

The 7 pieces included in the 3 ep’s are the result of recorded live improvisations during which I familiarized myself with these wonderful electronic instruments.

I strived to remain true to each synth, I did not have a compositional intent, but rather preferred to let each synth’s personality shine through and hope I manage to earn their respect in the process.

An enormous thank you to Lawrence English, Robin Fox, Byron Scullin and Matthew Watson and everyone at MESS for their kind support.”

credits

released August 7, 2020

All sounds recorded at MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio) using the Sequential Circuits Prophet 10, and the Mellotron Mini.

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#synthporn on ROOM40

EP01 France Jobin is a lover of wires, electronics and sine tones. She has something special to share on ROOM40!

“This photo serves as clear evidence of my early fascination with all things cables, connections and electricity. To this day, I have nurtured this obsession with childlike wonder.

When Lawrence English and Robin Fox extended the invitation to travel to Australia, an invitation which included a coast to coast tour and a residency at MESS in Melbourne, I could not resist!

Upon arriving at MESS, I simply became overwhelmed by the amount and diversity of the collection of synths and electronic instruments. There it was, the entire history of synth, drum machines and modulars in front of me, delight! Which one will I start with? It’s complicated.

I opted to work the synths that I am unfamiliar with, therefore adding a nice learning curve to the experience but also, an opportunity to observe and learn how the technicalities and programming evolved over the years.

The 4 pieces included in the 2 ep’s are the result of recorded live improvisations during which I familiarized myself with these wonderful electronic instruments.

I strived to remain true to each synth, I did not have a compositional intent, but rather preferred to let each synth’s personality shine through and hope I manage to earn their respect in the process.

An enormous thank you to Lawrence English, Robin Fox, Byron Scullin and Matthew Watson and everyone at MESS for their kind support.”

credits

released July 3, 2020

All sounds recorded at MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio) using the Sequential Circuits Prophet 10, and the Mellotron Mini.

license

all rights reserved