The Star-Faced One––based on the Sun Ra/El Saturn Archives



an excerpt from the “star-faced one” sound installation, 2010.

The Star-Faced One, the 6-channel sound installation based on Brian Harnetty’s research into the Sun Ra/El Saturn collection at Creative Audio Archive in Chicago, was a 60 minute loop that ran nonstop at the Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago from November 12 to December 19, 2010. An edited version of the installation will be released in October, 2012 via Atavistic Records.

VISIT Scioto Records‘ Kickstarter page for a 7″ single of Star-Faced One material (three non-album tracks), HERE.

Brian Harnetty is a musician and artist from Ohio, and his work involves overlooked elements of sound. Many of his pieces transform found material––including field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings––into personal sound worlds. For the past several years, this has led to a focus on projects with specific archives, including the Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives in Kentucky, and the Sun Ra/El Saturn Creative Audio Archive in Chicago. His music and installations have been performed and shown in America and Europe. Recordings are available on Atavistic Records, Ruminance (Europe), and Scioto Records.

Brian Harnetty and Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Some Glad Day
from Harnetty’s current release, “Silent City“. Shot in Ohio and Kentucky. Released by Atavistic Records (ALP190CD), and RuminanCe Records in Europe (RUM041).