Someday I’ll write a long post about how much I love sound collage, from the sophisticated ‘walks’ of Janet Cardiff to the avant-garde of the Art Ensemble of Chicago to the punk and tumble static of The Sun City Girls to the old vinyl albums that they used to make to demonstrate newfangled ‘hi-fi’ stereo sets, with those ping-pong paddles resounding out of each speaker (left right left right left right). As Dizzy Gillespie supposedly said, “I’m not interested in music, I’m interested in sound.”
But today I have the flu so all that will have to wait.
Recently I created a sound collage following the Third World Skull Candy aesthetic that I posted about previously.
The collage consists entirely of home-made field recordings from Jakarta plus the usual ‘found sound’ of orphaned and exotic music.
The youtube link is below or you can stream it on my soundcloud page.