A CASSETTE OF THIS PROGRAM CAN BE ORDERED FROM THE "ORF TONBANDDIENST"
"This new work takes an improvisatory approach to a very simple idea – what exists between the outside and the inside?
Marked by a central point in the piece of a recording of a boys choir recorded in a Paris cathedral in the early 1930s, captured from the street, not inside the building itself, the work begins on the outside. Using local recordings of Vienna at the time of the recording session itself, spoken word, a walk through the snow in Lithuania at night, a boat ride in Stavanger, through the boys choir, you disappear ever more into the ether, into a collectivce memory. The second half moves to the interior, using domestic recordings, movements through a building and closes as it begins, with a choral voice and a drum beat.
My work explores the relationship between sound and architectural space and the semantic spaces between information, places, history and relationships, where one has to fill the gaps to complete the picture. It explores the hidden resonances and meanings within memory, in particular the subtle traces that people and their actions leave behind."
(Robin Rimbaud aka. Scanner)