RADIA #140: Variations of Scale
by maksims shentelevs for Radio Zero, Lisbon
The radio show consists of an introduction which is followed by a 23 min long soundwork. The introduction part contains a night fieldwalk in Nodar village, Portugal, accompanied by a short introduction into nthe otion of scale made by the author.
The soundwork ”Variations of Scale” is a contextual continuation of the ”soundscape mapping” project developed in Nodar, Portugal, during FRONTE[I]RAS 07, an international meeting of transdisciplinary arts. The backbone of “Variations” is formed by a fieldmix of water tanks, recorded during Fronteiras in the village of Nodar. The recording of resonating tanks is left untreated, while it skins over with multi textural layers of sound material gathered in different places during recent years. This blend is forming a fluent narrative soundscape, whose vibrant shiftiness of scales uncovers conditionality of perception.
”Variations of Scale” were constructed for a quadrophonic live performance in Kumu, Contemporary art museum in Tallinn, Estonia, October 2007.