A Catastrophic Silence.
Project conceived in collaboration with Steve Bates, Josh Bonnetta with Ema Bonifacic from AAIR. Architectural Association Independent Radio (AAIR) is the free radio station of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK. Available at AA Bookshop and the AA Photo Library, 36/37 Bedford Square, London
…Acoustics, Electromagnetics, Cinematic Soundtracks: three ways of listening to the city”, in this case the city being London. Big cities can be noisy places, we all know (I think), and possible places for huge catastrophes to happen. I think this is more less the approach for this compilation. Street and city sounds are being processed, and each seem to be working towards a ‘collapse’, or use a hidden tension underneath. The three pieces are pretty nice to hear, although none of them sticks out, nor to what has happened in the field of microsound. There is a certain cinematographic aspect to these pieces which makes them good candidates for experimental horror movies about the subject of big city destruction. The cover is a mailer, so its like a postcard. Nice! (FdW)
© 2014 Douglas Moffat