Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
CD/Deluxe Packaging – Winds Measure
We are immediately seduced by the artwork of Boombana Echoes, a project comprising field recordings, drums and electronics recorded live on December 12th 2005. The first of the three compositions by Akio Suzuki and Lawrence English begins with a sense of delicate, chaosmotic inspiration. The bass sounds resonate vibrantly alongside exotic echoes that were created as part of site-specific manipulations during a short stay in Brisbane, Australia. The audio was captured in a large forest area that changes from open eucalyptus wood to sub-tropical rainforest within a few hundred meters. The recordings became the inspiration for manipulations by English five years later, who added some percussion and a series of subtle electronic interventions – for example the recordings of cicadas chirping were replaced by digital creations made using sound generators and filters. Many of Suzuki’s works use an instrument called an Analapos, a self-constructed device made from a helical spring and two iron cylinders that function as resonance chambers. His drawings in the deluxe package have apparently no connection with the setting of the audio – they are mainly based on cats. However, there is here an implicit exoticism that can be compared to the sound elements included – the birdsong, the recordings of wind, the buzzing and lapping sounds: a collection of transient glimpses, sweet and elusive, a little alluring, frenetic and shy at the same time.
Akio Suzuki & Lawrence English – Boombana Echoes