About the piece:
This piece was recorded last week during our morning session directly on the porch of an old small house in the Ukrainian Carpathians. With the help of acoustic guitar, recorder & yamaha dx7. It's our portrait of a countryside in the Carpathians, near Slavske settlement, Ukraine. The Carpathians and all Western Ukraine is the most incredible part of our country. And we chose this location to compose because it reflects in the best way the real atmosphere of the Ukraine. It opens the heart and soul of our country - singing, welcoming, with beautiful nature and huge mountains, with pleasant people, who store and honour ancient traditions and with unique sound environment full of various birds, cracking trees, whispering and a mystical flavour in the air.
Gamardah Fungus, Slavske, Ukraine
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About the project:
Small renderings of place in memory and sound.
Sound and place are two terms often thrown together, but what actually connects the two? Sure places sound differently, or may shape the sounds that enter them in particular ways but in what ways is sound actually able to capture and convey place? Is place something to be captured at all?
In Listening to Noise and Silence, Salomé Voegelin talks of soundscape compositions occupying a site 'between preservation and invention' – an attempt by the composer or field recordist to retain the essence of a site inevitability results via the processes of recording, composition and listening in the creation of somewhere new.
Tiny Portraits asks each participant to dwell on these connections and disconnections between sound and place, representation and invention by starting somewhere small, somewhere overlooked or obscure, and to interrogate this site using sound.
In listening to these pieces we ask you to bring only some stillness and imagination, as together we create new places, connections and silences out of these traces of forgotten and hidden sites.
To stream this single: visit the Tiny Portraits map by Arash Akbari: www.flamingpines.com/tiny-portraits
released March 9, 2016
All music by Gamardah Fungus
Mastering: Gamardah Fungus
releases March 9, 2016