Glistening Examples / GLEX2002 CD/DL (2020)
New limited edition CD release on Jason Lescalleet’s Glistening Examples imprint.
Paper Gestures was originally created as an 8-channel sound work at EMS, Stockholm in 2019. This stereo version was made especially for this limited edition CD release and download on Glistening Examples. The piece is based upon field recordings made across Norway over a 13-year period including sounds of military exercises with tank fire, a road surface stripping machine, breaking panes of glass, high speed trains, ultrasound recordings of stomach noises, wind whistling through vents on the Oslo underground, sliding wardrobe doors, microwaved popcorn, soap suds, bee hives, hand bells and bicycle races.
Composed from field recordings made in Oslo, Lillestrøm, Deset, Eidsvoll, Risør, Øysang, Røros and Trondheim, Norway between 2006 and 2018.
A diffusion of the 8-channel version of Paper Gestures was premiered at Café Oto, London in March, 2020.
Created with the support of EMS, Stockholm and Creative Scotland.
Exterior artwork by Barbara Breitenfellner. Interior artwork by Tian Miller.
“…guides the listener across some kind of eerie garden into an echo-laden world…as the boundaries between spaces melt away…”
Claire Sawers, The Wire magazine