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Henry Kaiser and Anthony Piureg - "Figure/Ground" CD

Regular price $12.00

(Ramble Records)

Australian import, pro-duplicated disc in full color gatefold sleeve.


Guitar soundscape by improv veterans Henry Kaiser and Anthony Piureg.

Figure/ground organisation is a type of perpetual grouping that is a vital necessity for recognition objects through vision. In Gestalt psychology it is known as identifying a figure from the background.

Figure/ground perception can be expanded from visiual perception to include non-visual concepts such as melody/harmony, subject/background and positive/negative space.

The concept of figure and ground fully depends on the observer and not on the item itself. In the typical sonic scenarios people encounter auditory figure and ground signals after overlap in time as well as in frequency content.

In these situations, auditory objects are established by integrating sound components over time, timbre, space, and frequency.

Recorded / improvised / composed / produced by Henry Kaiser and Anthony Pirog February 2021. Cover painting and art direction: Brandy Gale.