Sounding Nature: The natural world in sound is the latest global collaboration project by Stuart Fowkes’ Cities & Memory.
“The sounds have been reimagined by 250 artists to reflect upon the damage being done to our natural world by human-generated sounds”
Interview with Stuart on BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz.
Review on The Quietus.
Review on A Closer Listen.
(Will update list as the appear online)
‘The Lost Brothers Of Saco Do Céu’ – Jason Lee
‘Dawn: The tail end of a storm. Two brothers wash ashore. One died a couple of days before. They enter a village.’
‘The Lost Brothers Of Saco Do Céu’ is my reimaging of Tilla Martin’s orignal recording made in Saco do Céu, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Bamboos and their leaves in the wind of a tropical forest.
My response raises up from seafaring myths and legends, storms and song, made with field recordings from the Beara and Mizen Peninsulas, West Cork, Ireland.
You can go directly to Tilla Martins and my response by typing Ilha Grande in the Sound Search box as seen below. Category ‘Forests‘
Or stumble upon it by Play A Random Sound
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Based On Real Events is my next exhibition in the making. Paintings, photographs, film and sound recordings are going in to this one. It’s expensive, by my own choice, I’ve found a delicate balance within subsistence, going without to go forward. If you want to or can help out. Truly grateful via PayPal. Include your address and I’ll send you on a little rarity.
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I thought these photos were lost for good. It wasn’t a good feeling. I was beginning to accept it.
New soundscape / video ‘The Interference’ will be released in The B.o.R.e. Saloon 31 March 2018.
A sequenced 60+ photos, a portrait, made the dawn after a twelve hour tête-à-tête, on the 11 / 11 / 07, with the legendary Fergus O’Farrell / Interference with a new soundscape, built from field recordings.
Three years ago I thought these photos were lost for good when an OS update locked me out of an encrypted hard drive. I thought the drive had been corrupted.
There’sa post up now with a more on these photos.
‘The Interference’ will be released in The B.o.R.e. Saloon 31 March 2018.
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February I was on the road a good bit.
February also ended with an unusual, for here, covering of snow.
After I released a soundscape piece and other releated tales of how it came about, the places I visited, I welcomed new visitors to The B.o.R.e. Saloon blog. Great to have a few new visitors. Thank you.
Inside there’s a free download of the sound piece. Or listen to it with a simple video piece. There are drawings, photographs and an introduction to a new painting in progess – The Dawn Portrait (a work in progress). Sign up and get access here (see final welcome email).
There’s also a sketch I made while listening to the radio and the two cyanotypes I made under the winter sun dodging rain and storms.
One of the cyanotypes will feature in in the closing credits of a new documentary – Something Left Behind: The Wedding Present due for release later this year.
February was a good month foraging and collecting sounds, photos and words.
The snow, The Beast From The East, was an added feast.
I aslo managed to catch and photograph some great gigs, This Is The Kit, Anna Mitchell, INNI-K, for The Thin Air Magazine go check them out live or get hold of their albums via the usual channels.
The Bench is finding it’s way in to being a new piece of work. It’s on one of my walks.
May be it’s nothing more than that for now, a place to visit, a place to stop and watch the sun rise or take a nap. You can visit Ballydehob and check it out for yourself. It might be nothing or it might be what it, The Bench, the setting, suggests.
So far I’ve made some photos at different times of the day. I’m just going to put them up in The B.o.R.e. Saloon see what comes out. It’s where I was sitting one morning thinking about Photoperiodism, photoperiodism being the response of an organism to seasonal changes in day length.
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The first soundscape from The B.o.R.e. Saloon.
• Goes out on 31 January 2018 get the link & password now.
• The first B.o.R.e. Saloon soundscape / field recording / spoken word composition with visuals.
• Download the sound file, it’s free.
• Read the new B.o.R.e. Saloon dispatch on adding sound / field recordings to Based On Real Events. Read a summary at the bottom of this post. Plenty already posted if you’ve not visited before.
This on goes out on Wednesday 31 January 2018.
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Here is some of what’s covered and connected in The next B.o.R.e. Saloon dispatch (31/01/18):
The Art of Field Recording, The Dawn Chorus, Silence, Beyond the laws of physics or not, Acoustic Mirrors, and something that happened on Paddy’s day 1899.
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