4 Seasons
unreleased track, June 2022
Matt Conzett and Maia Shikwana

Is there anything more universal than light? The light coming from the sun to the earth is the basis of our existence. It furnishes warmth and is the source of almost all energy on our planet. It makes plants grow, and we use the plants as fuel in the form of coal or oil or as food for man and animal... Last but not least, it is in the bright light of the sun that nature appears to us in all her beauty.
–Victor F. Weisskopf

“It is pointless to compare light to water, but we will do it anyway. They both travel in waves. And even though the light emanating from the sun to your garden moves in different patterns and at a different speed than the water flowing out of your spout, they will eventually arrive at the same destination.”

Matt Conzett is an artist who primarily works with sound. He co-runs the Nostilevo imprint as well as his own Irrational Tentent. Maia Shikwana is an Assyrian writer and co-editor of Flint Magazine. Together, Matt and Maia have collaborated on a series of experimental sound performances which bring together music and recorded poetry called pre-recorded happy hour.

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