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  • Gerald Newman

    The Tate Gallery

    Over the past four years Gerald Newman has been engaged with a cycle of audiotape works subsumed under the title “Times,” which, using material drawn exclusively from familiar broadcasting sources, reflect various aspects of contemporary reality. Newman builds the works from a narrow range of sound events—mainly fragments of news reportage and anthems—but through a complex structuring of rhythm and duration, and through subtle modulations of pitch, tone, and volume, he orchestrates them into multi layered “scores” charged with a dramatic and emotional intensity. The listener is positioned in a

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