#637: 2018.04.15 [d. l. lutz]

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but on to the show – this edition of framework:afield has been produced in germany by architect, writer, sound artist and regular contributor d. l. lutz, and is entitled Earscape „Rainforest“. producer’s notes:

Earscape „Rainforest“

Welcome to the rainforest. It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s strange. But this is no normal rainforest. It’s an installation of technical objects fed with sounds of all sorts, thus pretending to be exotic animals. More precisely, it is Matt Rogalsky’s version of David Tudor’s composition “Rainforest”, displayed in a large empty water tank in Berlin. I was excited by the organic feel of the installation, so I recorded it and looked for other compositions and sounds that also blur the boundaries between the natural and the artificial. This is the result. As you listen, you can never be sure if you hear nature, processed nature or machines; some animals sound like computers, some computers sound like animals. What a strange world to visit…

[sound sources]

– Natasha Barrett: Viva La Selva!; from: Isostasie; Empreintes Digitales – IMED 0262, Canada 2002

– David Tudor: Rainforest; here as Rainforest IV (2011) realized by Matt Rogalsky with Students of the Nordic Sound Art Programme (DK), location: Grosser Wasserspeicher Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, presented as part of singuhr-hoergalerie (2007-2013); recording: D. L. Lutz 2011, used with friendly permission by Matt Rogalsky; more useful information about the concept and the various versions of realization: http://www.composers-inside-electronics.net/cieweb/Rainforest/RAINFOREST_IV.html and: http://www.jaimeoliver.pe/courses/ci/pdf/driscoll-rogalsky-rainforest.pdf

– Michel Redolfi: Palm Canyon; from: Desert Tracks, INA-GRM – INA C 1005, France 1998

– Fintan O’Brian: 2559-YelCrownParrotForSoundcloud / AfternoonPaddlingPeru23March2014 / BonusTrack-TheJumaReserve-4416 / 1262-CaveNight1Nov04BlueHole / 1SnippitsGroupsOfTenRecordings; Fintan’s body of work is extensive (700 files), and it is all piled up on Soundcloud for free download; I personally have never come across such a beautiful, crisp and vast collection of field recordings, focusing mainly on birdsong – highly recommended! files from Soundcloud, 2017, see: https://soundcloud.com/fintanobrien

– Phantom Airwaves (Michael Esposito & David More): Ghost Of Gnathonemus Petersii; this is an acoustical experiment with an Elephantnose fish emitting electricity for orientation; Touchradio #59, 2011, http://touchradio.org.uk/touch_radio_59_phantom_airwaves.html

– Steve Roach: Shard I; from: STC presents Swarm Of Drones, Asphodel 0953, USA 1995

– Carl Stone: Nyala, First Section; originally composed as music for an untitled three-way collaboration between composer Carl Stone, dancer / choreographer Kuniko Kisanuki & sculptor Satoru Shoji; from: Carl Stone 1196, em:t – 1196, GB 1996

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