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 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

#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.

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Death is perfection, everything else is relative on Editions Mego (AT)

EMEGO0276

Available on May 1st digitally Bandcamp
Physical pre-orders also open:
Vinyl transparent ships out  on or around July 3, 2020

The last two years have seen me maintaining an association with an unusual bedfellow, death. The loss of Mika Vainio, as well as three members of my own family, has had a profound effect on me and  spurred a lengthy reflection on life, death, and everything in between. 

Parallelly, while studying the philosophy of science, I came across shadow photons:
“Tangible photons are the ones we can see or detect with instruments whereas shadow photons are intangible (invisible) detectable only indirectly through the interference effects on the tangible photons.

There is no intrinsic difference between tangible and shadow photons: each photon is tangible in one universe and intangible in all the other parallel universes.

They travel at the speed of light, bounce off mirrors, are refracted by lenses, and are stopped by opaque barriers or filters of the wrong colour. Yet, they do not trigger even the most sensitive detectors. The only thing in the universe that a shadow photon can be observed to affect is the tangible photon that it accompanies. This is the phenomenon of interference.
 
Shadow photons would go entirely unnoticed, were it not for this phenomenon and the strange pattern of shadows by which we observe it.

Thus the existence of a seething, prodigiously complicated hidden world of shadow photons has been inferred.”*

I have drawn a parallel between shadow photons and death. The interference phenomena, parallel universes, and how shadow photons affect tangible photons they accompany, offer, in my opinion, similarities, an unknown universe which is death and how we, remaining tangible human beings, are affected. This quest has led me to be more willing to accept chaos in my life and to conclude that Death is perfection, everything else is relative.

France Jobin

*The fabric of reality, David Deutsch, Penguin Press 1997. 

1. inertia
2. p
3. soar (digital only)

All sounds recorded at various locations in Europe, South America and at EMS, Stockholm using the Buchla 200 modular synthesizer.
soar, all sounds recorded with Klara Lewis in Montreal 2018

Mastered by Russell Haswell. January 2020
Cut at Schnittstelle, Berlin by Andreas Kauffelt, January 2020

Image : Mark Hogben
Layout: Nik Void