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James Rushford

Created and recorded in 2022 in La Becque sound studio, Turzets collects a pair of new works by Australian composer-performer James Rushford, a former resident as part of the Principal Residency Program. The first side of Turzets explores hesitation in its many forms—reticence of speech, sonic restraint—using live, abstracted translations of text from English to German against a lush and swelling soundscape. On the flip side, Quire is a work in ten movements influenced by the composer’s study of late medieval repertoire on portative organ, weaving the instrument’s woodsy interlocking melodies with angelic Yamaha CS-80 synth sweeps and stuttering glitches. Turzets is Rushford’s second publication on La Becque Editions, following Lake from the Louvers in 2021 (Shelter Press/La Becque Editions).




Vinyl LP, digital, 2024

Released in collaboration with Blank Forms