WREST is a collision; a dueling violent negotiation of form, theme, and texture. Starting in May of 2010, WREST was a performance project, a locus for intermedia exploration and is now a visual album of music and video. Over the last two years composer and intermedia artist, Jules Gimbrone, has cultivated a place for collaboration and cross-medium exchange with filmmakers, dancers, and artists. Centering around Gimbrone’s 7-piece electroacoustic ensemble, WREST depicts moments of imperative change housed within the queer body. Gimbrone’s ensemble creates a symphonic landscape through a dramatic mash of polyrhythm, grand melodic gestures, abrasive sound textures, and primordial vocalizations to be explored through a variety of vantages.
All music and lyrics by Jules Gimbrone 2012
Produced by Jules Gimbrone. Recorded by engineer Jason LaFarge at Seizures Palace, Brooklyn, NY. Mixed by Quinn McCarthy at The Creamery, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Doug Henderson at Micro-Moose-Berlin. Album design and layout by Eric Veit
PACK PROJECTS 2012 PP001
Ten different New York based artists created videos for each song of Jules Gimbrone’s album, WREST. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the WREST project, these videos showcase diverse interpretations by artists who work in a variety of mediums. Each of these videos were also made into a poster which is included in the LP.
Elizabeth Orr & Emma Hedditch
Nica Ross & Savannah Knoop