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CD audio
release date: 08.07.2013
title: Tidal
order no.: aatp40
Label code (LC): 01291
running time: 4 tracks, 77:28
full colour digipak designed by Slavek Kwi. Limited to 300 copies
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On “Tidal”
Tidal zone is a fluid line between land and sea, a site of perpetual motion
and metamorphoses.
During 2008 – 2010 I collected a variety of sounds in coastal areas of
Western and Southern Ireland and on the other side of Atlantic Ocean in
Newfoundland, Canada: the remote fishing village of Conche, the ghost
settlement of Crouse, and the St.Georges peninsula. I recorded underwater:
crackles of decapods, dolphins, mink-whales, a breaking iceberg, a sea-otter
fishing in the harbor.  And on land: a wooden church crackling in the wind,
engines of boats, pebble-surf, sea-gulls …
All sounds and individual sequences used in the composition were recorded
as-it-is. There is no other transformation than editing and mixing. Though
sounds are organized in groups by the location of recordings, there is no
intention to re-create an acoustic representation of the location itself.
Sounds are chosen solely by morphologic associations and treated as
abstractions. Recorded and composed by Slavek Kwi in July 2010 (1,2) and
April/May 2011 (3,4) in Tentacles-Of-Perception Studio, Ireland.

Biography Artificial Memory Trace / Slavek Kwi
Slavek Kwi is a sound-artist, composer and researcher inter­ested in the
phenomena of perception as the fundamental determinant of relations with
reality. He has a longstanding fascination with sound-environments,
developing what he terms ‘electro-acoustic sound-paintings’ that oscillate
between sound only works and interdisciplinary works exploring social,
spatial and temporal processes. These complex audio-based situa­tions are
created mainly from site specific recordings, resulting in subjective
reports for radio broadcast, ‘cinema for ears’ for multi-channel playback,
sound installations integrated into the environment and performances. From
the early nineties Slavek has operated under the name Artificial Memory
Collaboration piece realised with Eric La Casa “Vibratility.Mozaik” received
Prize of the Electroacoustic Sonic Art Category in the 29th International
Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art, Bourges 2002 in France.
He facilitates experimental sound workshops with autistic children and those
with learning disabilities. The workshop technique emphasises extensive
listening and the stimulation of creativ­ity through observation and the
support of natural tendencies. Slavek was born in former Czechoslovakia,
lived 14 years in Belgium and has been based in Ireland since 2000.

Sound example:

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