Uses Chiz Turnross's manhole cover rubbing as a graphic score to trigger sound from the legendary psycho-geographic game Earthbound for the Super Nintendo System. Made with Iannix on osx iannix.org/ and via Glenn Boulter's JHack mod of a SNES Earthbound ROM played in ZSNES on osx
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Based on a collaboration with Artist Glenn Boulter, using material from Ross & Glenn's Operetta 'Mr Saturn' in tuen based on his EarthBound mod 'Mr Saturn' commissioned by Ross Dalziel & Petr Svarovsky for Ultima Contemporary Music Festival 2011.
Glenn Boulter: ''Mr Saturn" SNES ROM file, JHack, ZSNES emulator on minimac, Ultima Festival of Contemporary Music 2011
"Mr Saturn suggests a meeting between the celebrated 16-bit role playing game Earthbound and the works of German writer WG Sebald as the game's protagonists set off on a carefree walking tour across a colourful two-dimensional landscape that gradually reveal traces of destruction, reaching far back into the past... In its exploration of walking as a process of remembering, Mr Saturn adds to a body of work that includes Walks in Leicestershire (2005), the bleak snapshots of England's hinterlands of the Negative Album (2006) and the fractured narrative of the Barrow-in-Furness football drone opera, An Unorthodox 1-2 (2010)."