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MATTHEWS, KAFFE / MANDY MC INTOSH / ZEENA PARKINS - Weightless Animals

Format: pic-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Annette Works AWpd001
Release Year: 2004
Note: edition of 500 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €18.00


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Damn weird ! Another kind of cosmic music! Erste Vinyl-Veröffentlichung für das Label der britischen Avantgardistin, eine bizarre Konzept-Arbeit von ihr in Zusammenarbeit mit ZEENA PARKINS und MANDY MCINTOSH zur „akustischen Umgebung/Erfahrung im Weltraum“, wofür Astronauten interviewt wurden und allerlei thematisch passende Soundbits zum Einsatz kommen..(siehe www.weightlessanimals.com). Herausgekommen sind dabei hochabstrakte „sonic cartoons“ zwischen Noise und bizarr-Geräuschmusik-Improvisation...

“weightless animals picture disk is the accompaniment to the website http://www.weightlessanimals.com, made by three artists Kaffe Matthews (London), Mandy McIntosh (Glasgow) and Zeena Parkins (New York), which together explore the sonic environments humans and animals experience through space travel.
The work comprises a website of interactive sonic space cartoons, and a nine track album (enclosed) containing more dense musical cargo than the site can stream. The website and album are accompanying artworks, which contrast and complete each other, providing digital and analogue impressions of space sounds and pictures. Initially the content of the work was fed by research at NASA, Houston, Texas, where the artists posed the question , “What would be your soundtrack for space?” to astronauts, mission controllers and Houstonians.After two years of extended work , this response was constructed as weightless animals... “ [label info]