Barney Kass


Barney Kass is a producer based in London.

Opus was first heard at our I.JORDAN event in London at Corsica Studios.

“Opus started with a conversation with a friend about her eco-anxiety. I had been working with a DIY acoustic sensor which was turning noise pollution into data. My idea was to create a collaborative sonic experience that harmonised with the world surrounding me while remaining approachable to listeners. 

Drawing from the bioacoustic data collected from a flat near a busy train station, where the noise pollution had been affecting the resident's sleep. I used Max MSP to process this data as well as drums that I had composed and sent the data over OSC to Ableton. The notion of converting something as disruptive as noise pollution into music was meaningful to me. Using Ableton, I incorporated structure, textural nuances, and field recordings into the mix as well as my own musical input. 

I am inspired by artists like Daisuke Tanabe, Tor, and Daito Manabe. Their distinctive approaches to music—blending textures, transcending genres encompassing IDM, techno, Jungle, and Ambient while embracing a Fine Art sensibility—have helped shape how I make music. 

Opus was an experiment into what sound can do and how powerful it is. I wanted to transpose the everyday into art. 

Hearing the track on the Corsica sound system was exciting, especially to have other producers hear my work. It was great to get a sense of where the mix was and how the audience of CDR reacted to it. After hearing this, I had some notes to take back and tweak a few things. The reaction was great tho, felt strange seeing people taking a picture of the screen as my track played.”

openCDR is your chance to share with the world your Work In Progress. At each of our in person sessions, there will be opportunity to hear your tracks on the club soundsystem and receive feedback from the music community. 

Whether you’re just starting your journey as a producer or you’re a seasoned DAW user, contributing to openCDR is a great way to see your development in real time. For details on how to submit before each artist talk, check out the sign up page for each artist.   

For any questions, advice or just general chit chat, please email info@createdefinerelease.com

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