Shifting Currents //

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Recording location: 
1 recorded at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2009. 2 recorded at Stirling’s Le Weekend Festival in May 2009.
Recording date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Mastering engineer: 
Kenny MacLeod
Kurt Liedwart
Recording engineer: 
Kenny MacLeod
  • 1. 1 (54:20)
  • 2. 2 (30:29)

Rick Reed // EMS synthesizer
Keith Rowe // guitar, electronics
Bill Thompson // live electronics

The recordings for the piece were gathered over the course of a year from Huddersfield, Stirling, Aberdeen (United Kingdom), and s’Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands). These were used to create an installation consisting of over 100 tracks that were remixed in real time during each performance. The set up varied from show to show, sometimes playing through 6 speakers and 3 subs, and at other times, through 12 speakers etc. The performers were positioned at the centre of the audience, who in turn, were surrounded by the speakers from the installation. The performers’ only instruction was to improvise sensitively to the sounds of the installation and each other.