Sonic archaeologies / Ros Bandt
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||Thrausmata (1997) for electroacoustic
Recorded/performed at: Soundscape recordings were made over a 5-year period at the Mediterranean sites where these texts were first uttered, Olympia, the shores of the Aegean Sea, Delphi, Santorini, Mycenae, Eressos, by Ros Bandt.
Thrausmata was made at the Studio Akustische Kunst, WDR, Cologne, Germany.
|Ros Bandt||Ros Bandt, Arthur Scott McDevitt||24 mins, 8 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Mungo (1992) for installation
Recorded/performed at: Studio Akustische Kunst, WDR, Cologne, Germany.
Voice: Aboriginal Tribal Elder Aunty Alice Kelly, Mutti Mutti Tribe.
|Ros Bandt||Ros Bandt, Ederic Slater, Stephen Tilley, Benedikt Bitzenhofer||32 mins, 49 sec.||Buy as MP3|
Archaeology involves the uncovering and studying of remains and remnants, usually fragments of an unknown whole. When the term is applied to sound, which is invisible and time-dependent, questions emerge. Can we hear the sounds of the past and if so how? Are they whole or fragments? Is it a philosophical possibility to try to rehear the past, given that no moment can be repeated?
The physical listening environment is constantly altering every moment; we have different acoustic spaces with different soundscapes and the listener is a very different conscious being in the twenty-first century from that of the Homeric world, or the inhabitants of ancient Lake Mungo.
Sonic archaeology investigates the remnants of ancient language and ancient land as they exist today, as the source material for a modern electro-acoustic reconstruction which celebrates them. From the giant aeolian desert harp of Mungo to the ancient Greek texts of Thrausmata, Sonic Archaeologies attempts to re-sound antiquity so that some of its essence may be rekindled.— Move Records
Duration: 57 min.
Liner notes include programme notes and translations of ancient Greek texts.
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