Kendra Steiner Editions

July 6, 2015

Jen Hill, “The Shape Of It” (KSE #308), available now!

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JEN  HILL

“The Shape Of It”

KSE #308 (CDR album), edition of 48 copies

cover painting by MP Landis 

$8 US / $11.50 elsewhere   payment via paypal to   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide address/item ordered in a note with your paypal order….THANKS

JEN

Excited to welcome North Texas composer and multi-instrumentalist JEN HILL to the KSE family for her first album, THE SHAPE OF IT. Working out of Denton, Jen has been performing in a wide variety of genres, from noise to contemporary chamber music to deconstructed avant-pop to steel band and gamelan ensemble! Her compositions have been performed at a number of festivals and competitions across the nation, from California to Connecticut. She is also a fine cellist and composer for cello, as you’ll discover…

Since Jen does so many things well, we decided that a kind of sampler would be the best way to present her work on this, her premiere KSE album….so you get an exciting mixture of cello pieces (close-miked and featuring extended techniques), moody deconstructed pop songs, a piece (Get Out Of Bed) that’s a kind of rotating collage which morphs into shape-shifted song, and finally the long and majestic minimalist-plus composition “Theta Brainwave Entrainment Study No. 1,” which closes the album because nothing could possibly follow it. The album is programmed well, offering a number of moods and genres and building to a satisfying climax. Any of the musical forms Jen offers here could be explored on a full album (you’ll WANT to hear more of all of them), and hopefully they will be as this album opens doors for her. This is a fascinating and satisfying album, and I’d assume most listeners will feel like, “I want to hear MORE by Jen Hill,” when they finish the album….

Only 48 copies, so grab yours NOW…and be sure to hear Jen in person at the KSE 9th Anniversary event in Dallas on July 30 (details below)….

jen band

(photo by Dmetri Rashaad Howell)

*~~  is the name under which Jen chooses to make “pop” music that could affectionately be referred to as “experimental.”  Below is a poster from a show featuring *~~

JEN concert

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JEN pic

visit Jen Hill   at

http://www.jenniferhillcomposer.com/

http://errantnewmusic.org/jenhill/

http://www.ericshitacre.com/  (note: I’m surprised someone hadn’t already claimed that domain name!)


 

and enjoy some more of her music at  https://soundcloud.com/jenhill

KSE DALLAS

Be sure to see Jen Hill in performance at the KSE 9th Anniversary event on July 30 in Dallas…an evening that will be alternating poetry with experimental music….Jen will have her new album available for sale…she’ll be the first musician to perform, a little after 7 p.m. Here is a tentative line-up for that evening, Thursday 30 July, at THE WILD DETECTIVES, 314 W. 8th, Dallas:

7:00-7:10  introductory comments, then poems by John Sweet

7:10-7:25 music, JEN HILL (composer and multi-instrumentalist, from Denton)

7:25-7:35 poetry, poems by Doug Draime

7:35-7:55 music, MARCUS M. RUBIO / MORE EAZE (composer and multi-instrumentalist, from Austin-San Antonio)

7:55-8:05 poetry , poems by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

8:05-8:20 poetry, BILL SHUTE (San Antonio poet and KSE founder)

8:20-8:35 poetry and music, DEREK ROGERS and BILL SHUTE, duo

8:35-9:15 music, DEREK ROGERS (Dallas-based composer and multi-instrumentalist)

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OK, now that you are ordering a copy of THE SHAPE OF IT, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50 )

see ordering instructions at top of page

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK (a joint release with Middle James Co.—-only 48 copies made, 24 from Middle James, 24 from KSE)

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

LISA ERNESTO COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296 (CDR album) THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298 (CDR album) GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293 (CDR album) MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307 (CDR), STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

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For more works from MP Landis, please visit the online gallery at  http://www.mplandis.com/#!art/c1r52

JEN MP

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