River . Pathway . Static | Tape #1
Colliding Lines presents the first in our series of collaborative audio experiments, River . Pathway . Static. Each release in our series features one original piece of work, and one response to a previous release.
Led by artists Stephan Barrett and Sylvia Hallett, Side A of the release is a sonic journey through cracks in the pavement. Taking field recordings of daily-walked routes as its starting point, Stephan and Sylvia perform between, behind and within these landscapes; their interventions and responses almost imperceptible from naturally occurring sound. The instruments and implements accompanying them on their journey include clarinet, a spring box, bells, a bowed bicycle wheel, mbira and whiskey glasses; a multilayered exploration of hidden details and worlds we miss in the everyday.
Side B is Nick Murray’s audio interpretation of H O M E, an anthology of new visual poetry produced by Colliding Lines. In the anthology, we asked ten poets to submit work to be re-imagined by five graphic artists, the resulting pieces taking on new meaning through the collaborative process. The work here follows suit, with Nick responding to each poem – building a sonic landscape around each poet’s voice, intending to embellish, accompany or re-contextualise their work into a new medium.
The artwork for this release is specially created by award-winning composer, experimental vocalist and artist Nichola Scrutton. Her work includes sound and soundscape composition, performance, improvisation and drawing. Nichola has extensive experience as a collaborator in interdisciplinary and participatory contexts. She is currently developing a new body of work with support from a Creative Scotland Award.
Includes Digital Download
£6 + P&P
Morning Light (3′35′′)
Swell Dispersion (4′15′′)
Zero Crossing (4′13′′)
River Exits (7′49′′)
Hums and Oms
A Hundred People…
River . Pathway . Static is the first in a series of regular releases, available both individually and on subscription. Every 6 weeks we’ll be releasing new material from Colliding Lines members and our collaborators, issued as printed media, audio tape or digital download.
Produced and published by Colliding Lines
Mastering: Theresa Elflein
Artwork: Nichola Scrutton
Design: Angharad Hengyu Owen