Klanksluis (SoundLock) (mix)

One of the reactions on the earlier 4 hour non stop ambient collages broadcast by Supplement (…dutch radio program with a focus on modern/avant garde/experimental music…) in the past years, was an invitation to contribute two sound installations to the location project called Polderlicht (Amsterdam, november 2001).

Polderlicht

This is the first one: “Klanksluis” (SoundLock, as in ‘Airlock’).
The other one is “Eindpunt (End of the Line)”, which will be published next.

The Polderlicht project (consisting mainly of video art and light sculptures) created a different view on the area around the Polderweg, which was to be demolished to make place for a new shopping mall. Klanksluis was especially designed to use in the Beyersweg: a small street that was one of the entries to the Polderlicht Area, stretching over a few 100 metres.

One side filled with green bushes covering an old school building (now vanished), the other side stone brick walls.
Multiple speakers were located over the full length of the street, hiding in the bushes. Everyone entering the Area had to pass the ‘soundlock’ (hence the name ‘Klanksluis’).


Klanksluis

Some visitors may hardly have noticed the sound installations (playing continously), because by walking through it, they only heard a small fragment of it.
Unless, of course, they realised that the sound of croaking frogs was quite unusual in this part of town – just to name an example…

Mixing and merging this music with more acoustical passages, like Gorecki composition, the trumpet of Nils Petter Molvaer, or the accordeon of Calexico, these mixes offer new emotional intensity, different compared to the original recordings.


http://www.ambientblog.net/jwp/jwplayer.php?media=Klanksluis.mp3&type=mix&jwpid=1

KlankSluis Playlist:

  • zomers platteland in Nederland (dutch flatlands in summer) – Library of vanished sounds
  • Michel Redolfi – Palm Canyon – Swarm of Drones – 1995
  • Austere – Retouched Preview/Crystil – Austere remix – Falling You – 2000
  • Max Corbacho – Predawn Darkness – Far Beyond The Immobile Point – 2000
  • Steve Reich – Interior of the Cave – The Cave – 1995
  • Steve Roach – Early Dawn – Early Man – 2000
  • Boulding/ Bollman / Wolff – Invocationes – Vor der Flut; Hommage an einen Wasserspeicher – ?
  • Laraaji – Kalimba – Music for Films III – 1988
  • AV911 Multimedia – Rain Storm One – – Soundscape: Rain Storm One – 1999
  • Final – Hide – Ambient, vol. 4: Isolationism – 1995
  • Robert Rich – Electric Fish – Somnium DVD (excerpt) – 2001
  • Thomas Köner – Ilira – Teimo – 1992
  • Kit Clayton – Nuchu -Nek Salanet – 1999
  • Hildegard Westerkamp – Breathing Room – Excitations – 2000
  • Hildegard Westerkamp – Cricket Voice – Transformations – 1996
  • Esa Ruoho – Space (29.11.99.1) – Spaces – 2001
  • Dreamstate – White Winter Moon – ambient01@hyperreal – 1999
  • David Hayden – Calling the Spirit of the Canyon Wind – Natural Bridges – 2001
  • Andy Mellwig – Coloured Grey – Modulation & Transformation, Vol. 4 – 1999
  • Kim Cascone – nb2e_vortex.aiff – Modulation & Transformation, Vol. 4 – 1999
  • Silent Watcher of Dark Matter – Through space & time – Deep Space – 2001
  • Balanescu Quartet – Mother – Luminitza – 1994
  • Ryoji Ikeda – 0-Zero Degrees – Sonic Boom – 2000
  • Alvin Lucier– Music on a long thin wire – Ohm – 2000
  • Thomas Köner & TT Wipp – Mesurait la Force – Modulation & Transformation, Vol. 4- 1999
  • Christian Calon – Portrait d’un Visiteur – Excitations – 2000
  • Natasha Barrett – Racing Unseen – Excitations – 2000
  • Neotropic – Rote – La Prochaine Fois – 2001
  • Random Inc – Jerusalem 22 – Jerusalem; Tales outside the Framework of Orthodoxy – 2001
  • Random Inc – Jerusalem 17 – Jerusalem; Tales outside the Framework of Orthodoxy – 2001
  • Thomas Köner – Firn – Permafrost – 1997
  • H.M. Gorecki – Wislo Moja, Wislo Szara – Miserere – 1999
  • zomers platteland in Nederland (dutch flatlands in summer) – Library of vanished sounds


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