Ltd Edition of 300 copies
Kathryn Thomas Lightyears 2009 unveils Kathryn's ambitious project Darkspace. Funded by the award she was granted from the Pollock Krasner Foundation of New York the exhibition showcases this commissioned soundtrack by Bristol based sound artist and composer Simon Whetham.
For Darkspace the composition will be experienced as a 7.1 surround sound installation comprising elements of music Kathryn has found inspirational over her 20 years as an artist, in addition to field recordings from research trips to Iceland, the sounds of Kathryn painting in her studio and other less obvious sources…
These include recordings of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), shipping forecasts and transmissions from NASA.
The composition provides an immersive soundtrack to the Darkspace element of Lightyears.
The CD contains a stereo mixdown of the commissioned soundtrack, which had been mastered by Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, who has been a strong supporter of Simon’s work for many years.
The Aurora recordings appear courtesy of Stephen P McGreevey.