by Shawn Edward Hansen

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Originally released as a limited edition lathe-cut acetate 12-inch on Chris Forsyth's label, EVOLVING EAR

This was my first solo release on a label.

Original album notes:
In a storm of confusion and thought, Shawn Hansen makes his debut solo album, Evolving Ear's first acetate LP release. His work in the past, being locally distributed by his imaginary record company and architectural structure, Sycamore House/KJEA, has been described as a combination of conceptual composition, hermetic arts, and improvisation with a mid-west mentality. This particular album contains a prelude to his acetate project, The Atlas Lexicons , an attempt to create a film where the spiral-lathe-cut acetate replaces the acetate of the film stock, leaving the viewer in the dark. Among other tracks, the A-side of the album contains an excerpt of the eleven hour piece, The Last Saturday Nights, a composition for a decaphonic saxophone organ. Each numbered acetate is individually cut on the lathe and signed by the artist including notes and artwork individual to each copy, limited to a run of 20.

"One realm we have never conquered - the pure present, one great mystery of time is terra incognita to us - the instant. The most superb mystery we have hardly recognized - the immediate, instant self. The quick of all time is the instant." - D.H. Lawrence


released November 1, 2004



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Shawn Edward Hansen Kansas City, Missouri

1984 marks the beginning of Shawn's experiments with the imaginary world and the borders to others when he first broadcast the radio station, KJEA in Kansas City.

He is a product of the BARD school of sound, having studied with Maryanne Amacher, Richard Teitelbaum, and George Lewis among others. Since, he has created music and thought structures along the fringe of the conventional arts.
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