#356. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Quarantunes XV. Amplify2020.
Richard Garet – Letting Go.
Richard Garet’s approach to working with Letting Go focused on articulating the emission of materials with sonic properties as both source and instrument. Such materials were; amplified EMF emissions, modified audiocassettes, dysfunctional tape players, cracked media, sonification of light, circuit boards, and computer processing. Over the years his work has evolved from laptop playing to a more hands on type of approach, focusing on sound and material that could encompass more tactile malleability and less computer playback. This work was created during the Covid 19 pandemic in Garet’s studio in Queens, NY.
Richard Garet Letting Go 35’10” recorded/assembled May 28-June 27, 2020, Stereo listening.
2. Mark Vernon – The Dominion of Din. (part one)
“The Dominion of Din is a radio play made out of recordings from a single fixed perspective over an eighteen-year period. It is created entirely from field recordings made out of the rear window of my flat. In essence, it’s a catalogue of exterior sounds that have annoyed, disturbed or angered me over the years living at this residence – and sounds that have largely disappeared during lockdown. My go-to method of dealing with nuisance noise is to record it. A sort of recording banishing ritual. The hope being that one day I will be able to utilise these sounds in some way, converting these sources of irritation into something positive. The piece includes now familiar soundmarks such as the daily delivery of beer barrels to the local pub, the shattering of glass bottles as they are emptied into recycle bins at night and the weekly maintenance of neighbours gardens that always seems to require extensive use of a leaf blower no matter what the season. More irregular sources of nuisance noise appear in the form of workmen erecting scaffolding, magpies nesting on the side of the house, drunken outdoor singalongs, overflowing guttering and a faulty burglar alarm that didn’t stop for three days solid over one memorably torturous bank holiday weekend.