The sailors make fast the loose ends to ensure the boat is shipshape.
"Tying Up Loose Ends" is a nautically themed project split into 2 segments.
The first, titled "Noise Forecast", is heavily inspired by BBC shipping forecasts, the rhythm of their delivery and the alien yet comprehensible language used within them. The compositional framework for this part of the project is a text-based score which was written in a way that aimed to allow each participant a unique translation. To further contrast the finished pieces, careful attention is made in approaching different artists with varying sonic palettes.
The score for this first installment of the project reads as follows:
Southern Bleakness. 8
Phront - Lofty, Stressure: NIL.
Bromide Sprinkles - Occasional.
Eudaimonia - Swindling, Tempestuous Nodes.
Torrential Data, Deluges: 37, Clustered.
Drainage: In Toto, Preparation Timely."
The second project segment, titled "Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan & Derelict", is an exploration of how new life can be given to short pieces of sound that perhaps could get lost somewhere in a timeline. To achieve this, audio is salvaged from one person and recycled by another, although organised in such a way that 'who is collaborating with who' remains unknown. Artist and equipment information are intentionally removed as to hopefully have no influence over the finished works.
Disxiple 113 salvaged Sqrtsigil
Expanding Foam salvaged Trond Jervell
Morn Valley salvaged Disxiple 113
sweetearthflying salvaged Subfusc
Subfusc salvaged Wimming Spools
Sqrtsigil salvaged sweetearthflying
Trond Jervell salvaged Morn Valley
Wimming Spools salvaged Expanding Foam
Loose Ends #1 is focused around the fictional land, and surrounding coast, of "Culport".
Many thanks to all who took part for their incredible work.
Barry & Phil
released October 1, 2021