artist: ERIC CORDIER / SCOTT SHERK
title: Overheard And Rendered 2
catalog number: and/over2
release year: 2011
status: sold out
1. ERIC CORDIER: Yperiau 20:06
2. SCOTT SHERK: Trains... 24:16
At long last, and/OAR presents the second of a series of limited edition collections
illustrating the various approaches to environmental sound art. These collections
allow for longer format works to be presented within a multi-artist presentation. Also
returning for the first time in five years is the custom card stock insert packaging
housed inside clear vinyl sleeves.
Yperiau, by French sound artist Eric Cordier, is a sonic exploration of the lower
regions of the Maison de Radio France in Paris, where its own power plant is
situated. The huge building is virtually a city within the city equipped with
recording studios, performance halls, a cafeteria, restaurant, clinic, museum and
Scott Sherk is an American sound artist who recorded and edited sounds of a train
yard near Allentown, Pennsylvania. Some of the frequencies captured proved to
be a bit too intense for the microphone used to make the recording, so certain
sonic artifacts emerged as a result. Elsewhere in the piece, there were some fine
tuning of harmonics using a Max/MSP patch created by Scott.
This release is limited to 200 copies.