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    This 2 CD set comes in digipak with booklet. The album art features reprints of altered and counterfeit colonial Connecticut bills as well as custom-made, hand-stamped prints of the tilings.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Counterfeiting in Colonial Connecticut / a lot of tiles (trivial scan) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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a lot of tiles (trivial scan) is based on a set of rectangle substitution tilings explored by Chaim Goodman-Strauss in his seminal paper “Lots of aperiodic sets of tiles”. A rectangle substitution tiling is generated by dissecting a rectangle into 4 smaller rectangles, which are then dissected into 8 even smaller rectangles, and so on. The parenthetical in the title, ‘trivial scan’, refers to the method of sonification. Sonic parameters of the music are determined by scanning and reading the tilings. The piece is quite open. As Simpson explains about Winter’s music in the notes: “Although his music covers a wide range of forms, formats, and concerns, there seems to always be a careful consideration of the adaptability of his works… They can expand and contract to accommodate diverse instrumentations, durations, spaces, and situations… There is an understanding that the myriad of possibilities defined by the scores will never be exhausted; new constellations of materials, performers, and contexts will always exist.” In the recording of a lot of tiles (trivial scan), this variability is explored through different combinations of electronic, synthesized, and acoustic sounds featuring Simpson and saxophonist Omar López, the dedicatee of the work.


from Counterfeiting in Colonial Connecticut / a lot of tiles (trivial scan), released January 13, 2022
Elliot Simpson: bass, noises
Omar López; baritone saxophone


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