Richard EignerWhen the Days All Tip from Nests and Fly Down Roads
Crónica 104~2016 download
Release date: 29 February 2016
- When the Days All Tip from Nests and Fly Down Roads (31:00)
When the Days All Tip from Nests and Fly Down Roads consists exclusively of Field Recordings made by various sound artists and myself during our residencies at MoKS in Mooste, Estonia for the Active Crossover project curated by Simon Whetham and John Grzinich.
The piece is constructed from sonic discoveries made during the expeditions of Mooste and its surroundings, which was especially appealing to me for the contrasts between nature and derelict and abandoned structures from the soviet area. I chose recordings of rain resonating two large scaled plastic tubes, a gurgling stream, wire fence set to motion by the ever changing winds, startled geese flying over and frogs singing their songs embedded into the natural soundscape of rural Estonia, amongst others.
My aim was to convey the atmosphere I was absorbed in, wandering around in solitude in the landscape almost devoid of human presence.
Richard Eigner is a sound artist and percussionist residing in Vienna and Linz, Austria. In his music he is crossing the borders of experimental acoustic music, minimalism and electronica with a focus on the symbiotic use of acoustic elements and electronically produced and processed sounds. Strenuous with numerous sonorous projects he is kept busy with his playful musical project Ritornell, the setup of Denoising installations or studio drumming for the likes of Patrick Wolf, Flying Lotus, Dimlite and Dorian Concept.
This is the second release in the series Corollaries that will span 2016, compiling 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.
- Written and produced by Richard Eigner
- Field recordings by Richard Eigner, John Grzinich, Jim Haynes, Yirogis Sakellariou, Eamon Sprod, Simon Whetham
- Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais
- Cover photo by Simon Whetham