Dances & Airs

DANCES & AIRS - SCALE AND IMTIMACY

Suite of three 2channel HD video + 2.1ch audio (2017)

CORNUBIA / IMPERIAL HORIZON (FOR CALIBAN (5:20)
FOG LINE – AMONG THE TALLEST FLOWERING PLANTS IN THE WORLD (6:26)
A ROOM AT THE END OF THE EARTH (4:06)

First exhibited at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork as part of Locate Yourself

Photo: Jed Niezgoda

CORNUBIA / IMPERIAL HORIZON (FOR CALIBAN)
Filmed in West Penwith & Polruan peninsula, Cornwall, 2015 (HD) (5:20)
Sound from SIRENE – Selected Pipe Organ Works 1983-2014, Recorded Fields Editions, LP, 2014, second edition 2017. 16-foot pipe organs recorded in Cornwall at the churches of St Paul (Ludgvan), St Winnow (Towednack), St Uny (Lelant), St Wyllow (Lanteglos), St Cyrus & Juliette (St Veep). Unprocessed pipe organ recordings, equalisation only.  Audio mastered & cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, 2014.
Cornubia: extract remixed from a 2011 composition and live room recordings by Martin Clarke of an 8-channel diffusion at The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall. Including live microtonal dubplates & turntables, guitar feedback and fan/ventilator. Original mix at 4 The Field, Cornwall (2011). Remixed in Tšupc, Germany (2014).
Imperial Horizon (for Caliban): pipe organ with 78rpm shellac/acetate - HMV D.B. 5948, year unknown - Beethoven’s “Eroica”, Symphony No.3 in E Flat, Opus 55, 2nd movement. Track mixed at Trewetha, August 2013. Originally Beethoven was to dedicate Opus 55 to Napoleon, but upon his proclamation as Emperor of France this honour was withdrawn and the piece retitled “Eroica”. Caliban was the original inhabitant of the island to which Prospero is banished and he is forced to become the servant of Prospero... 


FOG LINE – AMONG THE TALLEST FLOWERING PLANTS IN THE WORLD
Filmed in Tasmania, 2016 (HD) (6:26)
Sound remixed from Climata, Dragon’s Eye Recordings / Recorded Fields Editions, 2CD, 2016. Recorded entirely in 15 Turrell Skyspaces in 9 countries, 2015.
Footage courtesy of Steve Pearce and The Tree Projects.

A ROOM AT THE END OF THE EARTH
Filmed in Chilean Patagonia, Puerta Natales & Torres del Paine, 2015 (HD) (4:06)
Sound from Oltre extended trilogy bonus track – Allegro in Seguito Oltre (2015) -recorded live at Blue Note, Poznan, Poland, 2009, using Transparence dubplate, guitar feedback, turntable feedback and field recordings.


* All filming, editing and colour correction, Robert Curgenven, Cork, 2017
Except Tasmanian drone & time-lapse filming, Steve Pearce, The Tree Project, 2016