Revenant (4) ‎– Topoló

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Recorded in a forest near the Italian village of Topolò, not far the Slovenian border, during the Pushing the Medium 3 Symposium in October 2006.

All sounds from "Revenant : Topolò" originated from materials found in-situ, or from the space itself. No overdubbing or editing was done in order to document this specific action and location in time.

Tracks 1-5 : 46°11'17" N, 13°36'4" E; 19.10.06, 13:55:26 GMT+0100 (52m28s)
Track 6 : 46°10'58" N, 13°35'56" E; 19.10.06, 17:14:02 GMT+0100 (8m31s)

Packaged in a digifile with a 12-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 127D
  • Matrix / Runout: CA PRL005 @@
  • Other (Mastering Ring): 11/14/2008 10:57:35 PM 0000430907

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Prele

Prele

November 27, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

At a symposium in Italy about "field recording" 4 musicians of the genre (Dauby, Murmer, Kojo and jGriznich) have walk in the forest and they began have begin to record, and then to play in the forest, rubbing trees, amplifying the wind, playing pizzicato or with a bow on the branch. It is true that there was a fifth thief : Olivier Feraud person who is better known in the field of medieval music (Flor Enversa). This results in a UFO, I think the first record where musicians play of the forest!

“Revenant” is an ongoing project with open membership that focuses on site-specific acoustic actions, or activiated environments. Each action is a document of a specific moment in time in a specific location.

Huge pines, chestnuts, beeches, and a few oaks. A vague border. On one side a Slovenian village, on the other an Italian one, which our maps locate at the end of a cul de sac. En route for this slovenian village, on this ageless path, having begun in the village of Topolò, bags full of bits and pieces: a few biscuits, a recorder, some chocolate, several worn out old violin bows. The path becomes ever steeper and more tortuous, sometimes blocked by fallen logs, sometimes aided by stone steps barely showing. The trees try to tempt us off the path; then one or two of us give in to the call of a huge pine standing proudly to one side. With the first light touch the tree speaks: a strangled sound pierced through by a note both muffled and sharp, a pluck of another twig, a bowing of a third, a held frequency, a slight pressure on another until it breaks. Each dried branch of this sound-tree gives rise to stammers, murmurs, cries or whispers, linguistic trial… (from Olivier Feraud's text)

"revenant : topolò" was recorded in a forest near the italian village of topolò, not far the slovenien border, during the "pushing the medium 3" symposium in october 2006.

All sounds from "revenant : topolò" originated from materials found in-situ, or from the space itself. No overdubbing or editing was done in order to document this specific action and location in time.
HerbalRecords

HerbalRecords

July 9, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
I was lucky enough to have change to listen to this recording before it release, on kind of blindfold (without telling me what am I listen to). After 5 minutes i was totally suck in to their sound world and felt breathless.

There are many little details to listen to, and makes a different if you listen in a quiet place, regular living room with window open, with headphone...

This is the best album of 2008!