This is the second release in CrÃ³nicaâ€™s ongoing Corrolaries series, a collection of works resulting from a collaborative residency curated by Simon Whetham in Mooste, Estonia (the first was this one by Yiorgis Sakellariou).
Released as a Name-Your-Price download, they are a perfect way to discover the various ways that environmental recordings can be transformed into sound art soundscapes.
â€˜When the Daysâ€¦â€˜ is constructed from Field recordings made in Mooste and its surroundings, â€œwhich was especially appealing for the contrasts between nature and derelict and abandoned structures from the soviet area. My aim was to convey the atmosphere I was absorbed in, wandering around in solitude in the landscape almost devoid of human presence.â€
And that atmosphere is perfectly captured!
Environmental sound recordings can be used to re-create a certain atmosphere, if you record them well and leave them as close to the source as they can be.
But that is not the purpose of these projects, of this album. When listening to them, you hear music, not just sound.
Thatâ€™s precisely what Edgar VarÃ¨se meant when he defined â€˜musicâ€™ as â€˜organized soundâ€™.
via Ambient Blog