Saturday 27th June 2015 | time: 7 -9pm | venue: STUDIO [directions]
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This soundwork recalls a ‘converse’ interaction between ‘living voice’ and constructed sounds, a woodpigeon and a wind turbine, conversational rather than polarised. It is an imagined improvisation between a woodpigeon and a wind turbine.
The bird sounds out into the turbulence, swooping its call along the stream of air, diving in and out of the repetitious draft, as if it were improvising on a ‘baseline’. I am filling in the hiatus in my ability to understand the speech of the bird and in the long tradition of mimicking and anthropomorphising bird calls, I am allowing the play between the two ‘voices’.
The location: a ‘walk’ through the park to
the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
The dislocation: an escalator ride through the trees.
Dungeness Tower was included in Cities and Memory Oblique Strategies project, more than 60 artists all over the world reinterpret and reimagine field recordings, using Eno and Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies cards as creative inspiration for their reworking of the original source sound.
Originally a projection for a dance production, ‘elements’, with the addition of the soundtrack ‘fin’, becomes ‘something else’……..
tbc ‘streaming’ for alto flute by Marc Yeats [18min performance video]
World premiere by Carlton Vickers at Brandies University, Boston on the 24th April 2015.