AUBRY, GILLES & STEPHANE MONTAVON - LES ECOUTIS LE CAIRE (CD)


"les écoutis le caire' is a dual work that comprises a sound composition by Gilles Aubry and a poetic text in French by Stéphane Montavon. Materials for both elements were collected during a six-week residency in Cairo in February and March 2007. The sound piece is based on the principle of 'indirect listening' to a busy city soundscape. It features recordings of several enclosed spaces chosen for their resonant properties and predominantly silent contexts : a bathroom, a market hall, a basilica, a courtyard, a refrigerator and a parking house. Throughout the piece the identification of the sound sources remains uncertain, as the distant hubbub of life in the streets diffuses inside the recorded spaces. Such ambiguity - further extended through the editing process - requires that the listener pay closer attention, and at the same time allows for a more intense musical experience." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2010| GRUENREKORDER | 14.90


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