Wednesday, 11 June 2008
C&H 001: Lawrence English . Jeph Jerman | Available for Download
Lawrence English: Gradually you feel the tide at your neck
Recorded at mudjimba + marcus beach 2008
This work is an edit from a series of hydrophonic recordings made on the sunshine coast this past autumn. I was interested in trying to capture the 'grain' of the ocean. Unlike sand in other parts of the world, many of Australia's beaches have a beautiful variation in sand grains, from ultra-fine particles through to larger shell fragments that when agitated in the surf create a wonderfully delicate sound character. This filigree-like sound in combination with the outright brutality of the surf itself (which was violent to say the least during these recordings, and in fact dumped me and the recording device part way through the recordings) created the perfect contrast that summarises the atmosphere of the ocean in this area - a million tiny pieces in one swelling tidal wash.
Jeph Jerman: '9' for Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes
Assembled from recordings of meteorites, sferics, and radio emissions from Saturn
'When I lived in Tucson Arizona i was a cable TV subscriber. One of the public access channels was a NASA feed which would show live footage from whatever space shuttle was currently orbiting the planet. I could watch this (mostly silent) show all day, and I miss it now. I wonder if it would be possible to broadcast sound from space in the same way. A dedicated radio station or web site relaying these sounds around the clock would be a wonderful thing.'
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