A meeting of folk and electronics, the concrete and the temporary, the old and the new. Celebrating the worlds alongside our own, and the tales lost unless spoken. Ruins and nature hold the lore of the land, and these can be formed in sound, past and present. Circular.
The recordings are stereo. From instrument to mixer to hard drive. From hard drive to tape.
Each of the tracks were made using the Drone & Drama v2 + v1.5 instruments, Companion Boxes and DIY modular synth.
The recordings are selected from a pool of multi-track recordings made over the course of one working month. Each day improvised recordings were made adding layers until satisfactory results were created. These studio improvisations of around fifteen minutes were recorded according to the following guide to how to use the instrument.
Drone to drama & back again.
Drama to drone & back again.
After capturing the recordings two of the representations were selected for release. The recordings should be played back and played along with the drama instrument.
The instrument requires a 9 volt DC power source (2.1mm tip negative). This is not supplied in the box set.
The listener / audience ‘finishes’ a composition by giving it attention. Listening is a form of composition; deciding, discriminating. The inclusion of an instrument with this recording offers the audience another type of participation. This is to make available and explicit the active role people can have when deciding to spend time on music activities. The combination of media and artefacts draw attention to the lines between digital and online culture.
01 LordBSinC – Harmonica + Harmonium – Medley
02 Jim Denley – 11 Minatures for prepared bass flute and dremel
03 Kara Lis Coverdale – Grafts
04 Soundcanon – Windfall
05 Deaf Center – A Scent
06 Dino Spiluttini – Endurance
07 Jen Cutler – Worth
08 Terry Riley – Persian Surgery Dervishes
09 The Fully Automatic Model – A New Dawn Chorus
10 Missing Organs – O, if not, the eagles will come and pull out his eyes…
11 Jose Manuel Paez Moincaleano – Strauchschit
12 DSIP – Haleine (Remix)
13 Deaf Center – Ashes
14 Pulse Emitter – warming rays
15 L.S.D – Mai
16 Xterminal – Muslims For White Supremacy
17 Simon Mason – e11-sep07a
18 Olivia Chaney – Waxwing
19 Barry Cullen – trimming component legs off a PCB
20 Capricorni Pneumatici – Cattura