As a few of my followers are aware, I regard Rolf Julius as one of the biggest influences on my sound art practice. I was pleasantly suprised today to find a rare video interview of Julius on YouTube. In the video he is describing his compositional/performance approach in a Turin gallery.
Listen below (via YouTube)
From my notebook:
9:25am – 10:25am
Recorder positioned with L (north), R (south)
Town Hall bells chime at 9:30am, and periodically every 15 mins.
Lots of sporadic traffic on Pirie Street (trucks, rattling engines)
Construction to building to the south. Frequent sounds of drilling and hammering. Becomes less frequent in the final 15 mins of recording.
First tram passes on King William Street at 9:47am
Nice organ harmonies at 9:53am
Nice low resonances at 10:07am
Patter of leaves blowing at either end of walkthrough
Pedestrians – on foot: 33
As part of Adelaide City Council’s Soundscape program, my new installation work, Orbits is installed at the ACC’s walkthrough. It will be installed there until Monday 6th June.
A short description of the work:
Orbits is a sound work developed specifically for the Adelaide City Council walkthrough. The sonic material is drawn from two cyclical chord sequences played on a 1950’s reed organ routed to a harmonic modulator. Since the two chord sequences are of different lengths, the sequences slip out of phase with each other (a phase relation) and – in conjunction with the harmonic modulator – result in complex harmonies and textures.
You can listen to an excerpt of the work below:
More documentation to come in the near future, including some in-situ audio recordings, and at some point a formal release of the composition.
Stranger is a response to research and discussions concerning the impact of climate change in the Port District, and its likely effect on local ecosystems, inhabitants and man-made infrastructure. This work presents the listener with an auditory landscape from a hypothesised future, whereby a single entity remains with its lonely utterance; projecting its transmuted voice (derived from a now disappeared organism) into an empty field.
Stairwell and landing of Weiman Room, South Australian Maritime Museum, 122 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide.
November 11, 6-8pm
November 12 – December 13
12-8pm Thursdays and 12-5pm Friday to Sunday.
November 26, 5-7pm
December 3, 5-7pm
Objects of varying origin and permenance.
From organic and mechanical means
distinguish their form in the chaos of the tides and substrates
and appear like this before your very eyes
to be collected or left behind
to be lost and found again
on a another day
in a new wave