The first track of five from the live performance which took place May 2, 2009 in Göteborg, Sweden.
Should be played on loudspeakers or dangerous headphones. Your laptop speakers suck.
This track uses a sample of Tim Hecker. The turntable is playing a "Linguaphone" English language training 78rpm record from the 30's or 40's. The subject is "Wireless," and the lecturer is none other than Prof. JRR Tolkien.
You Are Dissolved is a sound performance project.
In it I arrange a system of radio transmission and reception with which I interfere using my body in space.
I intend to implicate myself within a system of noise, otherwise to be enfolded into an order - to be dissolved.
Through the barely existent control I have over this system, I introduce ideas related to longing, desire, loss, and the inability to express my internal world.
More information can be found in chapter four of my thesis, which you can find on my website through Scribd.
I use many samples, altered and looped digitally. Also in use are an FM transmitter which transmits the samples, a consumer FM tuner, a vintage Grundig transistor radio strapped up like a guitar, a dictaphone cassette player, and a vintage Garrard portable valve turntable.
The portable radio is used as an improvisation device - I am basically tuning to various radio stations. What I get is not planned by me, it just happens to be on the air at the time. I disrupt the field of FM transmission with my body and the interference from the Grundig receiver.
Camera by Yago Tomoyuki and Giorgos Chloros. Thanks guys!