ラストストック！！ とんでもなくカッコイイ仕様です！！ 個人的にも激推しな米レーベルSuppedaneumのリリースタイトル。今回はドラマー、サウンドアーティストとして英国ブリストルで活動するSeth Cookeが制作した、8枚のテキストベースのコラージュワーク(かなりカッコイイ)と46分1曲のCD-R音源のセット作。奴隷制度、移住、気候変動という3つのテーマを掲げた貿易に関する作品であり、それを8つのコラージュワークと音源で提示した完全なコンセプチュアルもの。モノとしての仕上げ方が素晴らしく、コレは手に取ってこそ凄さが理解出来る作品。
«TRIANGULAR TRADE» takes its name from the system of trading between three ports or regions, the most notorious example of which was the transatlantic slave trade. Commissioned by the Arnolfini to thematically accompany John Akomfrah’s 2015 film, ‘Vertigo Sea’ – a film that explores oceanic migration, slavery and exploitation – Cooke conceived the composition to address the significance of situating the film’s UK premiere in Bristol, a city that has yet to reconcile its current consciousness with its participation in the slave-based Atlantic economy. Since that initial installation, Cooke has continued to rework, refine, and add to the material. The piece triangulates themes of slavery, migration, and climate change—from West Africa, the Americas, and England; to Liverpool, London, and Bristol; to local ambivalence toward Edward Colston, Bristol's historic benefactor, whose wealth was built, in large part, upon the transatlantic slave trade.
Each copy of «TRIANGULAR TRADE» includes an archival CDr containing a single 45-minute sound recording; eight text-based collages created by Cooke that provide context, raise further questions, and connect the broader thematic implications of the work; and a sheet providing information on the source material, instrumentation, and recording process.
Seth Cooke is a sound recordist, drummer and process performer based in Bristol, UK. His location-based work explores aberrant mapping and perturbed environments. His solo performances involve feedback and resonance. As a percussionist, he plays traps and waste disposal sink. He sometimes enjoys the flexibility of improvisation, open composition, and field recording. He used to play drums for Hunting Lodge and Defibrillators. Current projects include a duo with Dominic Lash and the Every Contact Leaves a Trace CDr label. He co-founded the Bang the Bore collective with Clive Henry in 2009.