Tarab – Housekeeping
I am a collector of rubbish: not an archivist, but in a small way, a hoarder. Clutter seems to be attracted to me.
HOUSEKEEPING was originally conceived as a project to finally put to use some of this amassed junk, and then to discard it all once again. It first took shape as an installation work for 8-channel audio, found objects, speakers, transducers, desk, chair and room; presented at Blindside, Melbourne, August 2017.
Since then it has slowly shifted itself into this CD. However rather than a documentation of an installation, this iteration has been arranged from the debris collected during the process of making one. Sound was gathered together from various raw audio materials; object manipulation; rehearsals, studio tests and failures; recordings of both installation and de-installation; the final composition files ; recordings of the installation in-situ; the empty gallery space; the Nicholas Building (the home of Blindside); a performance made with Clinton Green enacted to close the installation. All collected materials were then cut up, tumbled around and de-arranged into the current form it finds itself in here.
Mastered by A.F. Jones at Laminal Audio
Much thanks to: Martina Copley and all from Blindside, Matthew Davis, Emily Jones, Helki Sprod, Clinton Green, Rohan McLeod and everyone who came to listen....