Currents
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE -Slavek Kwi-
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Track (1) 31:53 Reconstruction of a Live Performance

00:00.000 - 04:21.773 (light off)
04:21.773 - 09:05.813 (flash)
09:05.813 - 19:21.733 (strobes)
19:21.733 - 20:20.587 (light off)
20:20.587 - 29:34.773 (sub-aquatic torch)
29:34.773 - 31:53.733 (table lamp)

Track (2) 1 min of SILENCE

Track (3) 26:06 Additional Field Recordings

00:00.000 - 10:10.512 (frogs Crinia signifera in the drain and insects in Bogong-village)
10:10.512 - 19:33.618 (insects under crackling electric wires, the hum of a power station and a water dam in background)
19:33.618 - 26:06.818 (insect soloist close up and distant kookaburras, the hum of a power station and a water dam in background)


Notes:
Track (1)
Composed and Performed at the Bogong AIR residency, Victoria, Australia in February 2011 by Slavek Kwi. All sounds were recorded in situ of Bogong: a bizarre coexistence of an industrial electric power plant in the middle of pristine nature. Live tracks of pulsing strobes and bubbling machine were recorded by Philip Samartzis. Reconstruction of originally 4-channel composition was adapted for CD (including recordings of silver sound-flags) in April-May 2011 by Kwi in Tentacles of Perception Studio, Ireland.

Equipment used: recorders Zoom H2 and Sound Devices 722, microphones Rode NT4 and DPA 4060, hydrophone Sensortech SQ 26, electromagnetic sensors and ultrasonic detector Lars Pettersson D200.

Track (3)
Recorded direct-to-mic Rode NT4 and Sound Devices 722 in the night
15th February 2011.


Photos of blue collection from the satin bower-bird’s (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) seduction ground: S.Kwi, Bogong (2011).

Dedicated with thanks to Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish and to all my new friends I encountered there: Jim Denley, Rosalind Hall, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Dianne Peacock, Eamon Sprod and others. Special thanks to Helen and little James for being (t)here for me and with me … aaand, of course, to IH for making it available.

Note:
Bogong Alpine Village is 325 kilometres North-East of Melbourne situated at an altitude of 800 meters in the Alpine National Park between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek. The village was established in the late 1930s to service the first hydroelectric scheme in Australia, whilst more recently it has become a centre for alpine sports, recreation and ecotourism. Attracted to the pristine wilderness and remote location, Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish have settled at the village in order to facilitate cultural initiatives that actively engage with the history and ecology of the village and its environs. The Bogong AIR Festival is another project in West Space’s Tomorrow the World series, a program supporting experimental audiovisual, sound and performance projects.

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