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Non-Classical cast an ear over the expanding, contemporary wave of field recordists in a compilation to accompany the London event of the same name
Kate Carr yields a typcially transfixing piece in her recording of ‘Highway Bridge Drain Pipes, Saskatoon, Canada’, and Mark Vernon follows up the soundtrack to his ace-looking ‘Bait’ film with a alien sounds captured at ‘Risør Harbour’, while series coordinator Nick Luscombe offers enchanting documentary of ‘Tokyo Spring Birdcalls’, and D/BAM somehow gets a doomcore gabber track out of a ‘Mr Slush’ machine.
“The release reflects ‘a burgeoning area of sonic creativity that has gone from a very niche area of sonic art to something much more commonplace’.
It has been compiled by Nick Luscombe, Nonclassical A&R. Writing about Fieldwave, he says, ‘This rapidly expanding social phenomenon is exciting in that it both democratises the art of composition - with minimal barriers to capturing and creating new work “in the field”- and challenges how we view today’s role of a composer.’”