Scottish artist James Wyness joins us with some of his sublime location based sound this week. He tells us:
“In the podcast I set out to give an illustrated account of one of my two long term and large scale projects – how I develop and exploit my digital sound archive of field recordings from the Scottish Borders and Northumberland – how key sounds are used in different musicial and sonic art contexts. I also play excerpts which refer to the archive’s involvement with the region’s rich and varied human and natural history.
So right now I’m working on two large scale projects. On the sound art front, I’m constantly adding to and developing my localised sound archive. Over the summer I spent some time recording in the hills and down on the coast. When the storms arrive I’ll get back to the sea cliffs to capture the ambience of some large seas caves. That should complete the picture. I’ve begun work on the new material for a CD release sometime before the end of 2009.
This month I’m starting rehearsals with some great players to develop a recording project wth some new compositions and extended improvisations on my orchestra of hand made microtonal instruments and electronics: working title, the concrete zen orchestra. I’ll be blogging scores, sounds and photographs as things unfold.
On top of all that, in December 2009 and February 2010 I’ll be at IMEB’s Circé studio in Bourges working on a new commission. I’m hoping to have a fouter around with their collection of analogue synths. Finally learning some basic coding to create my own blog, learning some design skills and working on a series of articles on Nature Writing and Sound.” – James Wyness, 2009
New CD Release – Figure and Ground – Khora (http://www.khora.org.uk)
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