James Alexander WynessIgavene Olevik

Igavene Olevik

Crónica 122~2016, download

Release date: 23 December 2016


Tracklist

  1. Igavene Olevik (19:27)

Igavene Olevik (the eternal present) draws together a heterogeneous collection of sounds whose various morphogeneses and hastened evolutions, whose brief but eventful lives and often melancholic disappearances have been finely and expertly documented across time and space in the fields, forests and industrial graveyards of South-Eastern Estonia.

The music arising from these sounds is articulated by means of a home-made instrument, a digital contraption whose beginnings and early days are reported upon in my weblog.

I would like my music to serve as a profound meditation on the wider experimental electroacoustic project, asking questions of generic categories such as noise, field recording, minimalism, ambient and industrial music, of experimental sonic art, abstraction and representation, and of sound’s phenomenology.

I’m grateful to the artists and curators of the current series and acknowledge that their energy, gifts and creative spirits have inspired my own contribution.


James Alexander Wyness is an independent experimental musician, sound artist and researcher based in Scotland. He sees his work as an exploration of the wider experimental electroacoustic project, asking questions of generic categories such as noise, minimalism, ambient and industrial music, of experimental sonic art, abstraction and representation, and of sound’s phenomenology. Current research interests include a consideration of recorded sound as sympathetic magic and listening as magical realism. His solo work encompasses performance, free improvisation, composition, digital and acoustic instrument building. He regularly collaborates with musicians and artists of other disciplines, from moving image makers to choreographers and movement specialists.


This is the twelfth release in the series Corollaries, that compiles works resulting from Active Crossover: Mooste, a cross-cultural collaborative residency curated by Simon Whetham and hosted by MoKS, in April and May 2015. All works are composed from material compiled in a collective archive during the project.


Credits

Cover photo by Yiorgis Sakellariou.


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