In September 2010, the Soundwalk team assembled aboard the Frying Pan in NYC to create a live performance of the sound piece Ulysses Syndrome. The performance and the preparation leading up to the event were captured on film by the director Jim Helton. The Frying Pan is a 1930's era lightboat-turned-performance space floating in the Hudson River off of Pier 66 in NYC.
In the Fall of 2009 the Soundwalk collective embarked aboard an old gaff rigged sailboat equipped with scanners and aerial antennae for a sound odyssey recording the hertzian frequencies along the shores of the Mediterranean basin. Soundwalk continuously scanned and recorded all possible radio interceptions over a range of 40 miles around the boat while close to shore and far out at sea.
The 1500 hours of sonic material recorded captures the essence of the Mediterranean coasts: conversations of Libyan fishermen on Greek cargo ships, passing yachts on the Corsican coast, customs officers off the Bay of Naples, voices and whispers, excerpts of music, distant radio noises and morse code communication.
The performance for the Frying Pan consisted of a live onstage sound composition, using multiple turntables to manipulate the originally recorded material and create an immersive sonic fresco, retransmitting the resonant frequencies of the Mediterranean Sea and recall an impression of the journey of Homer's Odyssey to an audience assembled on the Hudson River in New York City.
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