Odd Sympathies

“Odd Sympathies” is a mobile sound project by “Sans façon”, a collaborative art practice between a French architect, Charles Blanc, and a British artist, Tristan Surtees.

This is a re-blog from their blog, an extract of their press release:

We finished the last performances of Odd Sympathies last week-end.
An extract from the press release:
“Imagine attending a concert but instead of sitting or standing, you walk. Imagine the music you listen to captured from sounds that already exist around you as you walk through the concert. Imagine the concert is slightly different each time you experience it because there may be unexpected sounds along the way. Sans façon and composer John Metcalf have collaborated to create Odd Sympathies, three new sonic pieces that capture the sounds of the city of Cardiff and together form what we believe is the first sonic map of the city.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic work 4’33’’ Silence by John Cage, Odd Sympathies is a series of carefully composed sound maps of Cardiff that take in some of the fascinating landmarks in the city and open the ears to a sound world that is in many ways as dense and magical as a rainforest.”

and a short interview on Radio Wales Arts Show with Nicola Heywood Thomas available until june 12:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/noscript.shtml?/radio/aod/wales_aod.shtml?wales/artsshow

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