the thematics of silenceradio's 'soundscape forever' project were particulalry inspiring for me, as they allowed me to examine an archive of found sounds that had never found a home or a voice within my work.
the relationship of these sounds to one another became apparent in the consideration of social and inhabited spaces, in both human and animal contexts. organised and chaotic activities mingled to form a textural whole, all sharing the concept of shared space, sonically described through intentional communication, ambient 'noise', functional artifact, and private and abstract interaction. the title, 'swarm', is not simply a reference to this physical formation in the animal world, but to the movement and layering of these sounds, to the agglomeration of so many different spaces, and their interrelations as a whole.
- the sounds and spaces used within this agglomeration are:
- white hart lane football ground, london, uk
- frogs in a tartu pond, tartu, estonia
- humans imitating those frogs with solid steel balls
- exercises from a workshop also in tartu, entitled 'sound as space'
- an accordion fair at viljandi folk festival, estonia
- the foyer of the british museum, under construction, london, uk
- bees in summer, forcalquier, france
- singing to oneself on a cafe terrace, folrqualquier, france
- the animal market at buchy, france
- an anthill, põlvamaa, estonia
- underwater activities, perruel-sur-andelle, france
- children playing with blades of grass, mooste, estonia
(Patrick McGinley aka murmer)
Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique
The Vancouver Soundscape