[microsound-announce] [framework radio] seasonal issue #3, chris watson audio dvdr, released!
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Sat Sep 22 08:36:59 EDT 2012
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framework editions announces:
framework:seasonal issue #3, autumn 2012, is now available!
2.5 hour high resolution audio dvdr
Chris Watson: Sunrise in the Sukau rainforest
the framework:seaonal series of fund-raising audio releases continues
with a very special issue #3 - the great chris watson, who we're sure
needs no introduction amongst framework listeners, has donated a
single-take, 2.5 hour field recording from the rainforests of borneo,
recorded and published at its full length at higher-than-cd audio
quality. this stunning recording has never before been published, and
has been donated by the artist in support of framework radio. it is
available only through framework, in exchange for your donation of €20
of more on the framework website.
each dvdr is slow burnt onto the highest quality taiyo yuden archival
discs, and is hand-stamped with the custom-made image of a borneo-native
mushroom, in keeping with the previous issues of the seasonal series.
each is housed in an offset and folio printed sleeve from a local
printing press, on paper from a local papermill, both here in the
southeast estonian town of räpina. the insert as well is printed on
additive-free paper from the räpina mill. these audio dvdr's will play
in any standard dvd player, or on any computer.
Sunrise in the Sukau rainforest
Recorded during October 2011 by the river Kinabatangen, Sabah, Borneo
Sennheiser MKH 8040/30 middle and side array to a Nagra ARES Pll
recorder at 48Khz 16 Bits .wav
The Sukau rainforest is a relatively narrow strip of primary forest
either side of the banks of the river Kinabatangen in Sabah, Borneo.
Access to the forest floor is very difficult as there are no trails,
however at the back of the lodge where I was staying there was a narrow
old and decaying boardwalk that led, snake like, through the dense
undergrowth and out into what felt like another world. Each morning for
over a week I left my lodge around 0400h and set off carefully along a
zig zag pattern of soft and splintered planks into the velvet darkness.
Either side of the red glow from my head torch fireflies and other
unknown bioluminescent insects blinked and flashed their alien languages
whilst dead ahead the small piercing red reflecting eyes of hunting bats
streaked, missile like, directly towards me. On several mornings my GPS
guided me to a favourite looping curve at the furthermost point of the
2Km trail where I could stop and fix my mikes in a tree whilst trying to
bat off the myriad host of mosquitos that quickly find anything warm
blooded that is stationary. I rigged and set away the recording before
quietly moving off, my ears straining to hear the distant songs of
gibbons, the shrieks of macaques and the low whistle of a pitta.
Sunrise, such as it is 30m below the canopy, is also accompanied by the
slow drip of condensation percolating down through the grey green gloom
from a canopy 30m above as the forest is slowly revealed. - Chris Watson
Sunrise in the Sukau rainforest is published by Touch Music
to order your copy go to the framework website and donate €20 or more
via the donations bar on the right, or click the link below and do the
same. we'll be in touch to confirm the best shipping address. copies of
previous issues of framework:seasonal are also still available - donate
€20 or more per issue and let us know which ones you'd like!
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