Monthly Archives: August 2013

Una Lee’s Static Flux and Mindwandering

Una Lee has had a very busy summer! Besides being part of Lynlee with me, she has managed to put out two superb new releases. Both discs offer many aural rewards after a few listens. Mindwandering is released on the withering-trees label and features Hyo Jung Kim on Violin and voice. Here is what they say :

“The term ‘ Stream of consciousness’ or ‘Train of thoughts’ would be the best way to describe the idea, by which this piece ‘Mindwandering’ was made. It’s a rather longer sound collage of over 30 different found sound tracks and some field recordings of improvised music, which were used and manipulated to accompany the infinitely wandering mind.”

There are some wonderful passages here that masterfully blend sound art, improv, and field recordings into one organic whole. The link is here to listen and download. Check out some other works as well by the label, which looks to be quite promising.

Una’s other release is called Static Flux , here raindrops are recorded in different positions and situations to create a trancelike meditation on the percussive sounds of rain.

For the last week or so, this has been my main listen . It’s  Fantastic!

Check it out

Musical Landscapes for Dog Dayz Fest at Union Arts D.C on 8/3/13

musical landscapes
Here are the details for the Musical Landscapes program this Saturday. This is a massive event so come on out to hear some great sounds and view some innovative films!

Musical Landscapes:
Locations include: Canada, China, England, and South Korea

Program 1-
Oserake and the River that Walks by Robert Robertson
‘Oserake’ is the First Nation name for the winter quarters which were set up by the river, the origin of the city of Montreal.
This music/film shows what happens to Montreal in winter, when the wilderness takes over.

Program 2-
1.Cage’s Dream by Simon Mclennan
A dance piece for the camera. Featuring Carolina Diaz – dance. Simon Mclennan film, editing and original music.

2.A Familiar Lullaby-by Una Lee-train journey is recorded by sound artist Una Lee

3. A trilogy of Summer by Chris H Lynn- ‘A Trilogy of Summer’ (2010,
2012) was filmed in China during the summer months.

The program begins Saturday around 6:30 pm-
Here are some more links to the event-
http://brightestyoungthings.com/events/dog-daze-fest
http://dc-soniccircuits.org/
and to Union Arts-
http://unionartsdc.com/unionartsdc/Main.html

Saturday, August 3. 2pm – 2am
$15
Still from the film: Morning Fisherman