Ard Bit - Music For Delirious Episodes
Ard Bit is Ard Janssen, composer, sound designer and field recordist who creates subtle, layered audio sculptures.
His musical forms come about through free improvisation and systematic composition with a focus on minimalism.
“… everyday undulations, other day modulations and loose harmony. Traditional instruments, string and wind, are filtered and re-imagined. The mundane echoes of routines are reborn as the percussive hum of pieces like “Stripped” and “Broken Respirator (White Funnel).” Behind the shifts and shuffles lurks something triumphal. Memories are given new form through audio carvings. Birdsong is handcrafted through knob tweaks, elephant trumpets bellow past swells of electronic insects as a glowing sun rises through the speaker. Hazes of static are shorn back, as in “Seppuku”, to allow moments of intense focus and reflection [..] An artist who finds the extraordinary in the often overlooked, or unheard.” (label notes)