Think milk and murk and sink … / Study the blocks of its consonants, its secret cognates: flints, whose dark fricatives spark in the lyric ground … Emma Must
Michael Trommer – Lake Sharks
A short ‘story’ based on a field recording made in the Beaches area of Toronto this past summer. A young child asking about what may lie unseen below the surface of Lake Ontario. An evocation of unseen creepiness.
A Toronto-based producer and sound artist, Michael Trommer’s experimental work has been focused on psychogeographical and acoustemological explorations via the use of field recordings, infra- and ultrasound, as well as multi-channel installation and expanded video techniques.
Kala Pierson — Chikatilo Arc
I made Chikatilo Arc to tell a story in 60 seconds. The context was an experimental theater piece for which I was doing the sound. In this documentary play, the actors spoke only source texts (or slightly modified source texts) by the subjects of the play, one of whom was Andrei Chikatilo, a serial killer who lived in mid-20th-century Ukraine. In this piece, the sound sources are actor Dan Maccarone portraying Young Chikatilo; Ilya Temkin playing bandura, a Ukrainian lute; and a falling sound I made from a processed “Shh.”
Chikatilo Arc has been performed in Canada, Spain, the UK, and the U.S. Kala Pierson is an American composer and sound artist based in Philadelphia.
Dixie Treichel — Southern Skies
Listen to the voice of Penny Yon from Zimbabwe talking about her experiences in the dark African night. I mixed it with original electronic music. It was originally created for Claudia Wegener’s Radio Continental Drift, “The Women of the Great River” (voices of women from Binga, a town and district on the Zimbabwe shore of the Zambezi). It was a response to a request to create a sound art remix with provided voice clips for a digital CD, VOX, as part of CIRCE The Black Cut by Anna Stereopoulou of Athens, Greece. The digital release is by 7MNS Music (Sevenmoons Music) on bandcamp.
Dixie Treichel is a composer, sound artist, sound designer, experimental instrument maker and broadcaster on KFAI in Minneapolis, MN.
Sian Gledhill — Southwark Park
All over the city there are places, and journeys, that encapsulate the rhythms of everyday life. Southwark Park brings together several contributors observing an ambiguous scene. The observations of the contributors paint an oral landscape that only they are witness to. Inferring new but familiar narratives and associations around the notion of ‘thought.’
“I procure anonymous and intriguing archives sourced from Ebay and ephemera fairs, from recorded broadcasts from BBC-Radio 4 or anonymous found material. I am interested in the moment of collapse that occur within things, a performance, a film, a speech. There is a brilliant moment when a performance falls apart or stutters creating slippages,” says the London-based artist.
Southwark Park was originally shown at the Cafe Gallery within the park itself. Visit Sian Gledhill for more sound.
RIGHT-EAR DOMINANT: EAVESDROPPERS
[featuring Joan Schuman, Sky High Diamonds, Karen Werner]
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