Basel / 2020
Four compositions are arranged on tape. They are based on self-recorded field recordings and found footage material and depict four different scenarios: Heat Wave, Glacier, Hurricane, Forest Fire.
With the decision to realise the project in the form of a tape, we would like to consciously withdraw the project from digital culture, its fast pace of life and unlimited media consumption. The artistic artefact, which as a single object is part of a limited edition, should be consciously perceived and receives an additional value through the materiality of the tape. It is the small inaccuracies in the magnetic tape, scratches and disturbances that make each tape unique.
On the other hand, the continuous magnetic tape makes it possible to create a linear narrative. Neither can you jump back and forth between the tracks on a tape, nor can you skip certain sections. The listener is thus exposed to the idleness of the composition.
The tape will be released in autumn 2020 by lay-z spa records and is supported by Jugendkulturpauschale Basel-Stadt