BEN VIDA is a Brooklyn based composer and musician. One year after the collaboration with American composer Marina Rosenfeld, he announced the release of a new album. Reducing the Tempo to Zero is out tomorrow via Shelter Press. According to the press release, A singe work, pushing the bounds of Digital and Analog Synthesis, which stretches to just over 4 hours in length, its realization is the product of years of effort – the process of recording and editing extending across the period between 2015 and 2019, offering momentary conclusion to an arc of ideas and practice which which first appeared on Damaged Particulates, issued in 2016.
It is is a temporal nesting doll – a meditation, conceived by Vida as a part of a daily practice which embarked upon sustained periods of focused creation and listening. While the product of a deeply personal, inward journey, similar to iconic efforts by composers like Dennis Johnson, La Monte Young, Morton Feldman, and Éliane Radigue, it strives to unravel the standards and expectations applied to musical and experiential time, taking the relation to sonic phenomena into an almost transcendental realm. Immersive in scale and endurance, through a deep and radical sensitivity to material and structural hybridity, Vida’s return to the durational drone based forms – first explored as a member of Town and Country during the mid-90s – drives the ear toward the solace found through developmental and intimate relationship