Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sounds of the Day #6/2015: Stephen Cornford & Patrick Farmer / Carter - Tutti - Chris - Cosey (1)


Stephen Cornford & Patrick Farmer: Measure of Ground

Although they have worked together for almost four years Stephen Cornford and Patrick Farmer had never worked as a duo until recording this collection of brutalist field recordings at the IN/from the out symposium in Manchester last year. Using a single piezo contact microphone and cassette dictaphone, they scoured the site for materials to produce these recordings in a two day period. The necessary translation of these recordings from cassette to computer and back to cassette has endeavoured to retain the quality of the original cassette recordings reflecting their interest in the abstraction of source materials through the recording process.

Patrick has been a percussionist since the age of 12 when his mother bought him his first drum kit, eight years later he spent six months studying Hindustani Tabla with Pandit Nayan Ghosh. Ever restless, his current instrumentation of choice is a reel to reel player whose motors he hopes will surpass his expectations and objects.

Stephen is a sculptor who reconfigures the mechanical media of old. Active in the fields of both media art and experimental music, he is currently performing with a strictly limited palette of feedback and surface noise sourced from blank mastering dubplates.


Plus
the brilliant re-wirings or re-spellings
of Cartertuttichriscosey
a time machine
"Carter Tutti plays Chris & Cosey"
(released 15.2.2015)