Isobel Clouter & Rob Mullender: Myths Of Origin - Sonic Ephemera From East Asia

Isobel Clouter & Rob Mullender: Myths Of Origin - Sonic Ephemera From East Asia
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After a culmination of delays amounting to 3 years, and/OAR is extremely
happy to finally present a full length release featuring "singing sand" and
"booming sand" recorded in Japan and Mongolia by British sound artists
Isobel Clouter and Rob Mullender. "Singing sand", "booming sand",
"whistling sand" or "barking sand" is sand that produces sounds of either
high or low frequency under pressure. The sound emission is usually
triggered by wind passing over dunes or by walking on the sand.
Also featured are field recordings of a traditional Japanese Sawara 
Matsuri festival, a Suikinkutsu (underground water zither), Uguisubari (or 
Nightengale floor), Chion-in temple and Saiho-ji temple .
The recordings came about as a result of a project instigated in late 
1999, which bears witness to a long held fascination with how the 
environment generates and shapes culture, memory and myth. There 
was no desire to conduct any scientific or anthropological field work, but 
to collect a set of recordings which would serve to illustrate how precious 
the sonic environment can be, and to act as founding materials for a 
soundscape collection at the British Library Sound Archive.
The audio CD also features a PDF of extra photos pertaining to the 
recordings that can be accessed on a computer, and comes packaged 
in a four color digipak and a 12 page booklet.
Track Listing:
1. Sawara Matsuri / Singing Sand / Suikinkutsu
2. KotohiKi-hama - Kotoga-hama Beaches
3. Chion-in Temple / Nightingale Floor / Saiho-ji Temple
4. Dune Ascent / Descent
5. Aosigetunoer Descent
6. Baoritaolegainuoer Natural Booming
7. Baoritaolegainuoer Descent
8. Dune 3 Descent
9. Tibetan Prayer Wheels, Xiahe

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Format CD
Country USA

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