Title: hope amongst chaos
Description: This piece is a conceptual interpretation of the sound of recession. Created using the sounds of malfunctioning machines and skipping records to symbolise a faltering economic system, the stuttering effect it can have on peoples lives, and the glimmers of hope and opportunity that emerge amongst the chaos.
Description: In reflecting on the recession, I have applied a reductive and/or recessive technique to my trumpet playing. Rather like the Global Financiers, the consequences of my actions are barely there.
Description: This piece is taken from an album titled Swift Current, released earlier this year. This body of work is directly related to Saskatchewan, where I was born and raised. The name Swift Current is taken from the Cree word for the province, which means “swift flowing river”. It is a province which has endured many hardships due to economic turmoil, most memorably throughout the 1930s when most crops failed due to by drought, hail and grasshoppers. My aim was to explore through sound the feelings of some of these ghost towns and the modern ruins which dot the landscape. This piece in particular was one such meditation on the many grain elevators which have been abandoned. They stand as deteriorating monuments of times past. Their disuse has increased steadily over the past few decades, as there are approximately 200 elevators in operation today, down from 3000 in the 1950s.
Title: Heels Rhythm on Brick Lane
This work is consisted of 4 different field recordings that I recorded them from Brick Lane in London in 4 different recording points and time slots (in the morning and the night). In a simple term, there are 8 different sounds (4 different sounds and time slot each) putting together as one.
Using high heel sounds is to create unique rhythm track in the sequence and then made a layer of them as the random rhythm works.
Rest of their sounds (car hone, giggle, noise pollution and so on) should be made a precise panning from Right to Left in the stereo because of the one way traffic in Brick Lane.
Title: Eine ganz reelle Zahl (Sound of Zero)
Basis of this conceptual sound composition: the word “Null” sampled from German TV newscast “Tagesschau” as one of the most frequently used word at the beginning of the economic crisis. Different drones of the stretched word “Null” (english: zero, null) – move like waves, side by side, or one after the other, from major to minor. Out of this soundtrack, the original sound appears: “Null” – “Komma” – “Vier” – “Komma” – “Drei” – “Null” – “Wachstum”.