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Thu, 03 Dec


Episode 5: Chalk

Mineral dissolving. Uses sections of durational recordings from Dorset (uk).

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Episode 5: Chalk
Episode 5: Chalk

03 Dec 2020, 17:00

mapping the chalk deposits of Dorset for a live performance piece

in 2014 I listened for long periods to the sound of a fence across

the top of a geologically important valley, to gorse bushes and

for hours to chalk dissolving. These mineral dissolves have been

part of my work for some years, with several pieces (inc. the

extract included here) using a solution to represent 0.0005% more

acidity in rainfall than current levels. Apart from the concept

and the ecological message I find it fascinating to listen as

micro-rhythms establish themselves, fade and re-emerge

Listening is more than hearing. It’s about letting sounds in and

that requires a letting go of control, and a recognition (for

artist, recordist, audience) of the intuitive response being a

natural part of our species.

nb. headphone listening or via audio speakers is recommended as

some of the frequencies are inaudible via computer speakers


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