The Poetics of Time​-​Space

by Jeremy Young


Published by Silken Tofu in partnership with the Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, 2017.

Jeremy Young - "The Poetics of Time-Space" (2017)

"The Poetics of Time-Space" is an original work of sound and music created for the Music Room at the Musée d'ethnographie in Geneva, making use of extracted samples from the AIMP (les archives internationales de musique populaire). This piece challenges the listener to engage with the archive un-ethnographically, placing the focus on the sonic qualities of the analog technology used to capture and preserve these recordings, the interstitial moments before and after songs are sung, and the often humorous collage of instrumental and vocal events coming together across impossible distances of time and space.

Read the full Artist's Statement (en français):


Reel I
Moonshineloop | Suprabhatan Heterodyne | lttlnthng | Elapulapu Flute + Sine Waves

Reel II
Needle Drops + Signal Loss | Waves on Tape | A Nigerian Playground | The Ho Nem Arpeggio

Reel III
Mind Music | Static Structures + Reductionist Frequencies | Iroquois Lullaby | The Lyrebird (Kiwi Ornithologist + Wayana-Apalai Mimics) | Waves On Tape

Reel IV
Sanzen Tape Reservoir (Archive Edition)

Reel V
The Blooming Hibiscus Madrigal | Broke Motor Aviary | Millstone + Capacitor Impulse | Kiowa Peyote Transmission

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"Poetics" was commissioned by MEG in 2016, and will be published on CD by the Brussels-based record label Silken Tofu in 2017.


releases September 1, 2017



Jeremy Young / szilárd Montreal, Québec

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