""Flotsam and Jetsam" associatively links ancient rituals of plunder and scavenging to modern artistic traditions such as the modernist embrace of the found object - Jacob Dahl Jürgensen and Simon Dybbroe Møller's project playfully (and sonically) addresses metaphorical the long- running relationships, ambiguities and traditions that define and govern the space of the sea and the socioeconomis, conditions and possibilities (freedoms) of island communities. For "Flotsam and Jetsam" Jürgensen and Møller collected a number of objects (bits of furniture, glass jars, bottles, oil cans, metal pipes and drift wood), selected for their sonic possibilities, from the rocky shores of the volcanic island of Pantelleria near Sicily in 2009. A collective of artists then began improvising and playing in an patio under open skies, using condenser and contact microphones, and minimal electronic manipulations (think: ambient meets postwar avant-garde composition and Krautrock psychedelia). Recorded over several extended day and night sessions, "Flotsam and Jetsam" was performed and recorded by Eleanor Vonne Brown, Kerstin Cmelka, Raphael Danke, Jens Carl Daugbjerg, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Michele Di Menna, Daniel Müller- Friedrichsen, Simon Dybbroe Møller, and Emily Wardill. Out of these extended sessions and ad hoc compositions, Jürgensen and Møller then selected the raw material for the final compositions. The vinyl recording, conceived as one part of an exhibition of the same name at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, which comprises a display of the found objects used in the recordings and a short fictional (almost psychedelic) documentary film shot on location during the collective process." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2011| APPARENT EXTENT | 16.90

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