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Michael Lightborne "Sounds of the Projection Box" [LP]

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Label: Gruenrekorder - Gruen 177

英ウォーリック大学の映画/テレビ研究部のプロジェクトの一環として制作された、今はデジタル化で少なくなってしまった映画館の裏側の小さな部屋 "映写室" の音記録。パッケージデザインの通り35mmフィルムが回る音、それをチェンジする音、フィルムの音声、部屋の環境音など、現場で鳴っている全てを作品として捉えた何ともマニアック且つ面白いサウンドスケープ。LPフォーマット、面白写真満載のゲートフォールド仕様という点も素晴らしい。



These recordings, made in 2016 and 2017, document the shifting sonic texture of the cinema projection box, as it changes from 35mm to digital projection. By 2014, the majority of UK cinemas had already converted to digital, making many projectionists redundant, and quietly altering the way that cinema works, as both an industry and an experience. Very few cinemas maintain the ability to project 35mm film alongside digital, and it was in some of the remaining, tenacious boxes that I sought the persistent sounds of analogue projection.

The unique space that this album investigates is simultaneously a workshop, an engine room, and an artist’s studio. The projection box is a small room at the back of the cinema auditorium that conceals both the apparatus of the moving image, and the labour of the projectionist, ensuring that both remain invisible, and inaudible, to the cinema-goer.

This album was developed as part of The Projection Project, a research project based in the Film and Television Studies Department at the University of Warwick, which seeks to record and investigate the history of cinema projection in Britain. A special issue of the Journal of British Cinema And Television Studies (Vol 15, No 1, 2018), edited by members of The Projection Project, features a number of articles about the history of British cinema projection and the work of the projectionist in Britain, through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes an article entitled ‚Sounds of the Projection Box: Liner Notes for a Phonographic Method‘, which augments this album, and elaborates upon the theoretical and methodological rationale for the use of sonic field recording as a mode of enquiry.

All of the images that accompany this record were made by Richard Nicholson. Some of them form part of a series of portraits entitled The Projectionists.
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