Label: Split Records
2014年はNHKにて72年に録られたTeletopaの音源を発掘するという偉業を成し遂げたオーストラリアSplit Recordsの新作！！自国にてヘンテコなシステムを使った演奏やインスタレーションを行う多楽器実験プレイヤーDale GorfinkelのCD。風船やホース、プラスチック容器が繋がれた異様な楽器？やら、鳥籠のシステム、ビブラフォンを歩きながら演奏、貯水池でのトランペット録音など、本当の意味での"現場実験"を繰り返す面白音源集。結果としての音も興味深いものばかり。
DALE GORFINKEL is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument creator, installation artist, educator, and community builder.
His work aims to reflect an awareness of the dynamic nature of culture & the value of listening as a mode of knowing people & places. He is interested in finding fresh ways of presenting and making music, bringing creative communities together & shifting perceived boundaries of scenes, styles & artforms.
His first solo release reflects this diversity of interests and approaches. 4 radically different pieces.
1. Switches & Hose (9.40)
Footpump, balloons, garden irrigation, taps, plastic containers & reeds. Melbourne, April 2014
2. Gong cage (6.05)
Kinetic sound sculpture in a bird cage. Yogyakarta, April 2014
3. I'm walking in a room, with two vibraphones (7.23) Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, April 2014
4. Enoggera (8.35)
Modified trumpet at Enoggera Reservoir, Brisbane 2013
Dale builds automated sonic contraptions and modifies other instruments, especially the vibraphone and trumpet.
He often uses common materials to create unexpected & immersive sonic environments. Some installations seek to reframe technology through the intersection of electro/acoustic and new/old mediums.
Some installations illuminate acoustic phenomena and are effected by solar & wind activity. Many works also welcome a tactile interactivity especially popular with children. He's recently been playing around with footpumps, garden irrigation and balloons.