This piece explores sonic transmissions and emissions, radio, morse code, sonar, satellite, blue tooth, and wireless. From our efforts to track and transmit into our solar system using radio, to blue tooth connections across the room, this work examines the ephemeral sonic tools we use and the traces these leave as we attempt to reach each other. It is an ode to the fragility, dynamism and determination encapsulated in the ways we attempt to connect.
Contact is an edited version of a live performance at Radiophrenia Festival in Glasgow on May 15, 2019.
Contact features the voices of the following people who very generously recorded themselves saying 'dot, dash, zero, one'.
Abbie Trott, Angel Simitchiev, Daniel Crokaert, Kjersti Andvig, Graham Dunning, Liz Helman, Magda Kozuba, Louise Gray, Cameron Webb, Ceylan Hay, Lior Ashkenazy, Jim Haynes, Camilla Hannan, Kieran O'Donovan, HXDK, Tanya Serisier, Barry Burns, Mark Vernon, Sam Underwood, Paul Margree, Ria Pacquee, Roslyn Steer, Paula Garcia Stone, James Webb, Al Morrell, Skip Doncaster, Stephen Withers, Phil Gardelis, Simon Hickinbotham, Johan Grin, David Fleet, Simon Klee, Nhung Nguyen, Lara Cory, Keith Cory, Darren McClure, Antonio Pošćić, Frank Jorgensen and Hugh Jorgensen.
A huge thanks to these wonderful people!
And a very big thanks to Barry Burns and Mark Vernon of Radiophrenia for the invitation to participate in the festival and for permission to use the recording in this release.
The first 45 of these sold extremely fast. I am doing a second run of 40 to sell here and via my own personal bandcamp.
Please note that I am waiting on printer inks so there may be a delay of up to five days in posting these.