Plato's Cave

by Lance Austin Olsen

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Plato's Cave 26:53


The philosopher Plato posited that, a person chained inside a cave, and unable to see the outside, would formulate their ideas of the physical world based on the shadows projected onto the cave walls.

To a large extent, our individual views on almost everything are based upon shadows and fragments, and each of us constructs a world to our own liking based on the same fragments, yet experienced in endlessly new combinations.

Each moment, or grouping of sounds in a performance, creates a visual map in our mind that would bear no resemblance to the map produced in another listener’s mind. The performance is being experienced in the form of audio shadows, filtered through that individual’s particular life and viewpoint.


released June 13, 2018

Composed and performed by Lance Austin Olsen - guitar, field recordings, amplified copper plates, stones, and assorted objects.

Originally released on April 22, 2017 as a digital-only edition.

Mastered by AF Jones | Laminal Audio


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INFREQUENCY EDITIONS Victoria, British Columbia

Infrequency Editions (est. 2001) is focused on the experimental and improvised work of Canadian artists Jamie Drouin & Lance Austin Olsen.

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