"In 2018, Connor Hanwick’s solo debut as Dondadi introduced a less-familiar side of his compositional interests. Two years later, Hanwick returns with After Ur, his second solo record released on Green House, and first under his own name.
After Ur positions Hanwick fully entering a new phase of his musical career. The record is entirely ambient, and is largely inspired by improvised music. Hanwick avoids using traditional instruments instead opting to create a rich and hazy sonic universe using an array of programming languages as well as flickers of clarinet and bass clarinet. “I like being able to build and play with musical structures in ways that have nothing to do with ‘playing’ anything,” he says of his craft. You can feel this free associative style of composition in every corner of the record."
released January 31, 2020
Made with Max/MSP and Node.js for computer, clarinet, bass clarinet and tape.
Woodwinds performed by Lee Hanwick and Jerry Wu
Recorded and mixed by Connor Hanwick at Ong Room Audio
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu
Design by Wyatt Carroll