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COMPOSITION & REMIX


Ian Campbell has been composing and remixing music since 1999, creating works in multiple genres and collaborating with artists from across the United States.

Compositions and remixes are focused in the following genres:

  • Electronic
    • House
    • Techno
    • Jungle/Drum&Bass
    • Blips&Beeps/Glitch
    • Downtempo/Ambient
    • Experimental
  • Western Art Music (Classical)
    • Minimalist/Post-Minimalist
    • Serialist
    • Experimental/Avant-Garde

Email music@afterpostmodernism.com for a consultation to begin your project.



COMPOSITION & REMIX PROJECTS


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The Brass Messengers
-Thigmonasty

Balmey (Ian Campbell Dancehall Remix)


Released on 25 August 2016 on the album, "Thigmonasty".

"Balmey (Ian Campbell Dancehall Remix)" remixed, edited, and mastered by Ian Campbell at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado. www.afterpostmodernism.com

© 2016 The Brass Messengers and Ian Campbell. All rights reserved.

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Ian Campbell
- Trains


Released 22 October 2015.

Written, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado.

Art direction, graphic design, typesetting, and photography by Ian Campbell.

© 2015 Ian Campbell (ASCAP). ℗ 2015 Afterpostmodernism (ASCAP). A-00003

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All Eyes On Athena
- Elevator


Released 04 October 2014.

Written, produced, engineered, and mixed by Ian Campbell & Derek Koloditch at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado and Sub Sub Par Studio in Denver, Colorado.

Mastered by Ian Campbell at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado - www.afterpostmodernism.com.

Art direction, graphic design, and typesetting by Ian Campbell & Derek Koloditch.

Photography © 2014 Derek Koloditch. Image editing, retouch, and photomontage by Ian Campbell.

© 2014 Ian Campbell (ASCAP) & Derek Koloditch (ASCAP). ℗ 2014 Afterpostmodernism (ASCAP). A-00002

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Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
- #SPACEFUTURE


Pachycephalophilaphobia (Ian Campbell Remix)

Crzi Voz (Ian Campbell Remix)

Upsurgence (Ian Campbell Remix)


Released 10 May 2014.

Edited and mastered by Ian Campbell at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado - www.afterpostmodernism.com.

"Pachycephalophilaphobia (Ian Campbell Remix)", "Crzi Voz (Ian Campbell Remix)", and "Upsurgence (Ian Campbell Remix)" remixed, edited, and mastered by Ian Campbell at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado.

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Ian Campbell
- No. 74: Being-In-Itself

Released 14 April 2014.

Written, performed, programmed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell at Afterpostmodernism in Denver, Colorado.

Music protected under a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)" License, 2014 Ian Campbell.

Photography copyright 2014 Ian Campbell. All rights reserved. Created for Disquiet No. 0119.*

Process: "No. 74: Being-In-Itself" was composed, programmed, and performed by Ian Campbell by recording the sound of the process of typing a passage of text as heard from the perspective of a close listener (via the microphones) and combining that recording with a programmed performance on vibraphone. The aforementioned elements were brought together in a digital audio workstation (DAW). The typewriter used was a Remington Model 17. The text used to type the material in this work may or may not be disclosed at a later date.

Concept: "No. 74: Being-In-Itself" explores the question of whether or not the typewriter is a musical instrument given the context of its use in a piece of music and if the text used to create the score for the typewriter stave is a piece of the music or not.

* More on this 119th Disquiet Junto project, “Paperback Beatmaker” at: http://disquiet.com/2014/04/10/disquiet0119-paperbackbeatmaker

More on the Disquiet Junto at: http://disquiet.com/?p=16588

Join the Disquiet Junto at: http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto

Ian Campbell
- No. 70: re&do

Released 20 January 2013.

(Re)Composed, (Re)written, compiled, edited, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell (Afterpostmodernism) in Denver, Colorado.

Music protected under a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)" License, 2013 Ian Campbell (some rights reserved).

Album art layout and design by Ian Campbell.

Created by Ian Campbell for Disquiet No.55* and Screws Reworked**. “re&do” is comprised of samples from “Re” and “Do” from the album “Screws” by Nils Frahm. www.durtonstudio.com.

Process: "No. 70: re&do" is a remix/dub by Ian Campbell comprised of samples from “Re” and “Do” from the album “Screws” by Nils Frahm. The original two works were sampled, edited, processed, and re-arranged to form a final composition via virtual tools in a digital audio workstation (DAW). All sonic material in this piece comes from the original recordings produced by Nils Frahm.

Concept: "No. 70: re&do" by Ian Campbell explores the interaction of two pieces of music, "Do" and "Re" on the album "Screws" which was composed, performed, and recorded by Nils Frahm while he was limited to the use of only nine fingers (his left thumb was in a cast during the composition and recording process due to an injury he had sustained). By employing as source material only the recordings created by Nils Frahm and by doing so in a way that represents what is physically capable of being played by a pianist with only nine fingers, "No. 70: re&do" seeks to transparently further expand the emotional and conceptual repertoire presented by Frahm in “Re” and “Do”.

* More on this 55th Disquiet Junto project at: www.disquiet.com/2013/01/17/disquiet0055-twoscrews.

More on the Disquiet Junto at: www.soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info

** More on the Nils Frahm Screws Reworked project at: reworked.nilsfrahm.com

Special thanks to Nils Frahm for making "Screws" available for remix works.

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Ian Campbell
- No. 69: Tape-Deck Listening

Released 9 December 2012. Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell (Afterpostmodernism) in Denver, Colorado. Music protected under a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)" License, 2012 Ian Campbell. Photography copyright 2012 Ian Campbell: All rights reserved. Album art layout and design by Ian Campbell. Created for Disquiet No.49.*

Process: "No. 69: Tape-Deck Listening" was composed by Ian Campbell by recording the sound of the process of recording to a compact cassette as heard from both the perspective of a close listener (via the microphone) and the perspective of the tape-deck itself (via the sound of the tape-deck recorded through the microphone onto the tape). The aforementioned two simultaneously created recordings were brought together in a digital audio workstation (DAW), played back at the same time, re-sampled to create the phase-oriented composition in the middle section of the piece, re-recorded through the tape-deck to give the final product a genuine analogue compact cassette sound, and finally recorded back into the DAW to facilitate digitization and upload to SoundCloud. The tape-deck used was a Sony TC-RX311 with noise reduction turned off and gain controls set not to overdrive any portion of the signal path. The tape was a mid 1990's Type I TDK 74 minute cassette. A Type 1 cassette, a lack of noise reduction, and a lack of tape distortion were employed so as to provide a sound that represents all of the sonic nuance (and flaws) of the compact cassette medium. All sonic material in this piece comes from the recording of the process of recording the tape-deck near and through itself.

Concept: "No. 69: Tape-Deck Listening" explores the intersection between the tape-deck, the listener, and the sounds created by the machine itself as experienced from the perspective of the tape-deck. By recording through and from the perspective of the tape-deck, the listener is presented with a piece that challenges the listener to examine the sounds created by the machine as part of the experience of listening to music on tape. The work presents the possibilities of what the music played back on cassette sounds like without the music typically contained on the cassette-tape.

* More on this 49th Disquiet Junto project at: disquiet.com/2012/12/06/disquiet0049-deckduet. More details on the Disquiet Junto at: soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info.

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Ian Campbell
- No. 68: Floors Changed

Written, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell (Afterpostmodernism) in Denver, Colorado. Music protected under a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)" License, 2012 Ian Campbell. Photography copyright 2012 Ian Campbell: All rights reserved. Album art layout and design by Ian Campbell. Created for Disquiet No.43.*

Process: "No. 68: Floors Changed" was composed by Ian Campbell from source material provided in Damon Holzborn's piece, "Changing Floors [disquiet0037-asrealasitgets]".** Samples created from "Changing Floors" were digitally edited and pitch-shifted by Campbell, then sequenced to create patterns and phrases which echo the naturally occurring mechanical rhythms captured in Holzborn's original field recording. All sounds in "No. 68: Floors Changed" are from "Changing Floors" - no additional sonic material has been added.

Concept: "No. 68: Floors Changed" explores the intersection between the mechanical soundscapes of our urban environment and the music created by and within those systems. The piece seeks to persuade the listener to find themselves surrounded by musique concrète in their daily life and in tasks as mundane as a journey up an escalator. In Campbell's work, the listener is taken into the possible musical outcomes which are present in the original field recording of the escalator while remaining fully grounded in the reality of the sounds produced by the machine with which they are interacting.

* disquiet.com/2012/10/25/disquie…43-dazzledmachine

** Special thanks to Damon Holzborn for the source material of "Changing Floors" which facilitated the creation of "No. 68: Floors Changed" by Ian Campbell. soundcloud.com/cnco/changing-floors-disquiet0037-1

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Ian Campbell
- Number 46 v3: Palindrome/Palindrone for Two Sets of Pitched Bottles

Released 10 June 2012.

Written, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell (Afterpostmodernism) in Denver, Colorado.

Music protected under a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)" License, 2012 Ian Campbell.

Photography copyright 2012 Ian Campbell: All rights reserved.

Album art layout and design by Ian Campbell.

Created for Disquiet No.23.

"Number 46 v3: Palindrome/Palindrone for Two Sets of Pitched Bottles" is a re-worked version of a portion of the Ian Campbell work, "Number 46", using two sets of pitched bottles, compositionally re-arranged to produce a palindrome: at the midpoint, the entire composition runs in reverse --all of the notes in the second half are played in reverse order from the first half. The source sound material for the entire piece was one drone bottle sample which was digitally re-pitched and then altered by Campbell to create two "bottle instruments" from an original bottle sample, courteously provided by Mystified, aka Thomas Park under Creative Commons Attribution Licensing v3.0 for the Disquiet Junto project.

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Ian Campbell
- Early Works

Released 01 August 2008.

Written, produced, and recorded by Ian Campbell (ASCAP).

Edited, mixed, and mastered by Ian Campbell (Afterpostmodernism).

© 2008 Ian Campbell (ASCAP). ℗ 2014 Afterpostmodernism (ASCAP). A-00001.