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  • michael northam – solar night – mirror tapes

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    Solar Night consists of recordings gathered during one week of intense geographical movement, where sounds were developed over one midsummer’s night in Lapland with golden foil, shakuhachi, chance objects and pitch pipe followed by live performances in Cazalla, Spain and Berlin. These recordings are layered into an immersive four-part sound journey, which is at once subtle and dense in construction. The external world is woven through with elemental sounds from Lake Saskam in Northern Sweden, yet there is an inward dimension based on Northam’s two decade research inspired by the French metaphysical explorer René Daumal. All that is apparent is only but a mask hiding layers of illuminated fascination pull open the ear-holes and dive in.
    “Je suis le voyant de la nuit l’auditeur du silence car le silence aussi s’habille d’une peau sonore et chaque sens a sa nuit comme moi-même je suis ma nuit et suis le penseur du non-être et sa splendeur je suis le père de la mort.”
    – René Daumal