‘The actual order of things is precisely what ‘popular’ tactics turn to their own ends, without any illusion that it will change any time soon. Into the institution to be served are thus insinuated styles of social exchange, technical invention, and moral resistance. That is, an economy of the ‘gift’, an aesthetics of ‘tricks’ and an ethics of ‘tenacity'.
Michael de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life (1988)
Jordan Topiel Paul (b. 1985, NYC) is a composer whose work addresses the dynamics of listening, spaces and contemporary culture. Extending from the proposition that music’s primary material is listening, his pieces point to an expanded musical context that foregrounds attention, physicality, venue, timing, and genre. His performances and installations have been presented foremost on the internet as well as in apartments, canyons, motels, chapels, museums, galleries, cafes, public plazas and music spaces throughout North America and Europe. He lives and works mostly in Mexico City. More info about his work can be found here and about the Leap Second Festival here
Leap Second is an online sound piece that makes a sound only during the leap second between 2016 and 2017. It is one of a series of online sound pieces that investigate the area between clock, musical composition and online sound installation. Leap Second