As with Stultifera Navis, the sounds for the two short pieces of objects wrapped in objects wrapped in objects were gathered from recordings made during the 2012 Sound and Rural Architecture Festival in the Gralheira Mountain Range at São Pedro do Sul, Portugal.
The Hearth, as the title suggests, is composed from the sounds of burning stoves, fireplaces and pots. My research idea was to investigate what are considered to be two fundamentals of architecture, the hearth and the altar. Stultifera Navis focused on the altar, objects wrapped in objects wrapped in objects on the sounds of the hearth. I’ve further developed my examination of the fundamentals of architecture in a published photozine of the same name.
Foil is both the recording of a performative event and an investigation of the sounds of a single material, tin foil. A sheet of foil was set in a picture frame, ‘played’ by hand and recorded using contact microphones. I then adopted a recursive technique in which the recorded sounds were played back through the foil using transducers and the foil further manipulated. The results were mixed live to tape.