Label: Herbal International
同じく2014年に出版された同レーベルのRodolphe Alexis / Stephane Rivesの共同作と合わせてオススメしたい物音系作家Gregory Büttnerによる渾身の一枚。フランスのPerformance Arts Forum 2011の為の作品となっており、19世紀の終わりに建てられた旧修道院学校内部での物音録音。木の板を投げる、電気のスイッチをカチカチとならす、また持ち込んだサウンドジェネレーターを使う等、人の気配と無機質加減のバランスがとても上手く纏まった41分。マスタリングはやっぱりGiuseppe Ielasi。
I recorded the sounds for this piece in March 2011 at the „Performance Arts Forum“ in France. The PAF is housed in a former convent school, which was built at the end of the 19th Century in the village of St. Erme in Picardy. After the convent school and a hospital during World War I, various temporary uses and a long term of vacancy, the PAF was founded in 2006 as a workplace for artists.
During my three-week stay, I kept sneaking through the 6.400 m2 building: From the attic to the basement, from the small private chapel through the various rooms and artists‘ studios. I examined the old monastery acoustically, recorded sounds and improvised together „with the house“. The role of the house kept moving between sound generator, resonant space and instrument. I recorded breathing wood planks or flickering light switches, explored the different resonant cavities, made metal cabinets resonate or prepared out-of-tune pianos. From the recorded material I worked out a composition, which, organized in chapters, permeates the house acoustically and connects found sounds, digital processing and experimental performance techniques into a „throbbing“.