Rutger Zuydervelt with Gareth Davis & Enrico Malatesta - IJstijd
Endless loop cassette, limited to 20 copies.
Originally presented as a four channel installation for the exhibition Undertones Marres, Maastricht (NL), 29.6 - 24.8.2014IJstijd, which has been made for the ice cellar in the garden of Marres, House of Contemporary Culture, draws inspiration from Alvin Lucier's early experiments such as Carbon Copies and Memory Space, where musicians are invited to imitate and react to field recordings in an attempt to recreate another time and place.When entering the small, darkened cellar, the temperature drops and the air is filled with the musty smell of forgotten times. The low rumble of distant traffic melds with the rasps and snatched mummers of bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, while the irregular ticks and pops of melting ice (recorded with hydrophones and contact microphones) are accentuated by Enrico Malatesta’s textural percussion. Initially, IJstijd seems minimal and static, but within the stasis it reveals a multitude of layers. The notion of time and space recedes and the listener is transported to a place where the present and the past share a parallel existence.This 6 minute loop cassette presents a stereo adaption of IJstijd.
Hildegard Westerkamp (born April 8, 1946, on Osnabrück, Germany) is a German and Canadian composer of electroacoustic music. Many of her compositions deal with the acoustic environment. Particular themes include soundscapes of urban or rural areas, including voices, noise, silence, music and media, and so on.
blejz this is incredible. thank you for sharing this.
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