jeudi 8 janvier 2009

Steve Roden : Soundwalk [no label]

these recordings document a 5 hour improvised performance from the second annual soundwalk even in long beach california, august 20, 2005. the text below was my initial proposal to the event organizers. although video is mentioned as a possibility, i ended up focusing on sound alone. on the evening of the event, the audience entered the space to find few old rugs covering the dance floor, and a couple of small lamps with low watt bulbs. from my windowless little cardboard shelter hidden in a corner, i had no idea what was going on in the space; and most of the visitors assumed they were listening to a pre-recorded installation. since the piece was playing through speakers located roughly 10 feet above the audience and reflecting off a dome ceiling back down to the listeners below, i would not recommend headphone listening, but giving the sound some distance.

  • Soundwalk, Part 1 (55:20)
  • Soundwalk, Part 2 (53:50)
  • Soundwalk, Part 3 (57:52)
  • Soundwalk, Part 4 (64:40)
  • Soundwalk, Part 5 (52:03)
get it here, here, here, here and here

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