Inventions For Radio #20. Soundfjord presents Dan Scott.
About the Work: "Advantageous Recordings" is an exploration by artist Dan Scott of the theory proposed by Richard G Woodbridge III in 1969, that a potter throwing a clay pot may accidentally record sound onto the pot in the same manner as a cutter records onto vinyl. The programme features an interview with Woodbridge III’s son about his father’s work, archive material inspired by the theory and Dan’s own clay/sound experiments. Following on from Dan Scott’s "Advantageous Recordings" will be a piece entitled "Underground", a radio adaptation by David Prior of Liminal (www.liminal.org.uk). The piece reconsiders a multi-channel sound installation made for the Heartlands tin mining museum in Pool, Cornwall. About the Artist: Dan Scott is an artist working with sound exploring time, memory, modes of listening and the uncanniness of everyday sound. Recent projects include: Ordinal 5, a sound work for dancers performed at the Tate Modern in November; Covas do Rio Cover Versions, a vocal cover version of a Portugese village; Field Recordings of former South London Windmills, an installation based around recordings made at the sites of old windmills, Radio Yesterday, broadcast for 24-hours on London’s Resonance FM, and the sound recording for Stone Tape Shuffle, an LP release of readings by Iain Sinclair for Test Centre (www.testcentre.org.uk). Dan also works collaboratively with Trish Scott creating site-specific works that playfully explore the narratives of places. Projects have included a false history of a Portugese marble quarry; a change management programme for a country park in Kent; and a quest to revive the herring industry in a small Icelandic village. www.danscott.org.uk About the Image: (c) SoundFjord/A Company of Enthusiasts. Used with permission. Dan Scott on his residency "On the Sonority of Clay" at SoundFjord, January-February 2013.