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From Chile to Chatham both haunted and alive.
Some field recordings and ambient sounds from summer 2019.
A zoom recorder balanced just below the pendulum of an ancient yet working grandfather clock in a central room of a venerable Kent House, picks up the steady yet illusory passage of time along with snippets of my extended (Small) family life and conversations.
We feature the story of a piano in Chile played by spirits, after stumbling across Julian*s* evocation of those very ghosts on an old detuned upright piano in an apparently lost bedroom, bringing us perhaps to consider the inner life and the meaning of an unprepared piano. after which
Peter Suchin riffs on the semiotics of image via Roland Barthes, and an endless vortex filling of a narrow boat water tank punctuates a summer day on the last pirate island of London (as far as we know), as the clock tic toc tic tocs us along to almost certain extinction, and we wonder how to, or even if to, make art, as time is undeniably running out.
*Julian Burger Visiting Professor at University of Essex, Human rights and indigenous law