Apart

Added on by Mark Roberts.

If something is worth listening to, it's worth listening to slowed down ten times so it lasts longer, the harmonics become emphasised, and all the intricacies between the notes are given the space to breath.

Apart's four tracks use music by Arvo Pärt as a palette to create new pieces that are drawn out over time. It suits the cold, snow-covered months of winter particularly well.

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Surfaces

Added on by Mark Roberts.

'Surfaces' is an edited selection of tracks from the performance 'Working Space / Surface Time' by John Court and Mark Roberts.

The sound sources used were generated entirely by the movements of Court's body as he moved slowly over a raised wooden platform. The sounds of his movements were picked up by four piezo microphones, amplified, and processed live. Each performance lasted exaclty 8 hours, and the material presented on this album was selected from four separate performances made during 2004.

The album contains 11 mp3 tracks edited into a continuous soundscape.

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The Fact of the Matter

Added on by Mark Roberts.

'The Fact of the Matter' was a live, four-hour sound performance in the abandoned Lokstall (train depot) of a closed iron-ore mine in Kirkenes, Norway. The sounds used in the performance were sourced from field recordings around the mine and depot. Narration is provided by an ex-worker reading extracts from a 1950s promotional book. The texts boast of the machinery, techniques, and large export product of the mine, which today sits abandoned and desolate. The community of Kirkenes still feels the effects of the closure of the mine.

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