Real-time audio manipulation of archival recordings, library catalogue record.
23 minutes 46s
Exhibited in Cumbernauld Town Centre, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Now in the collection of Cumbernauld Public Library.
Also exhibited in the online audio exhibition “Location Location” on Stramash Space.
And at La Ira Sónica, a sonic/new media arts festival in Coyoacán, Mexico City. July 2010
This work arose from my interest in the town’s history and the preservation of that history. Making parallels between the deterioration of archival material and the material of the town itself, a series of sound pieces were developed using recordings made from a VHS copy of the 1970 promotional film A Town For Tomorrow. These recordings are then digitally manipulated to create something which speaks of the present, while maintaining a connection to days past.