Label: Edições Cn
Songs Of Gold are small portraits, culled from compilations, limited run cassette releases, choreographies, and singles. Some pieces were worked on for a length of time, others materialized in just about one take. All the songs are derived by an encounter with an object, a place or a person. Or by a combination of these. The events are translated into the work through the intermediary of symbolic sounds and notes. There is no thematic link between the compositions.
I. CULATRA ISLAND (2010)
When solid and fluid embrace. On a sandy beach in South Portugal.
II. A TREATISE ON HOT WATER, VERSION (2011)
A location recording, tracing the boiling water in a fumarole to a counterpoint of its surrounding fauna. The frogs and one of the birds you hear on this track, were only dwelling around these steaming vents, nowhere to be found on the other parts of the island. Thus these animals create their own small island, inside.
III. SWEETEN THE MANGO (2012)
Circumstances... A bar, hidden in
a thick forest bordering a vast lava plain. The barkeeper fronts a small exhibition—a few panels of newspaper clippings—on the independence movement. On one of the panels, in... more