Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Joda Clément

U09_front sleeve

"The Narrows"

CD ltd to 200 hand numbered copies
cover design+treatments by Daniel Crokaert/2011
based exclusively on photos by Carl Heindl &Joda Clément

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Also on Unfathomless
U01 mathieu ruhlmann
U02 Luigi Turra & Christopher McFall
U03 nicholas szczepanik & juan josé calarco
U04 Kassel Jaeger
U05 revenant
U06 Juan José Calarco
U07 simon whetham
U08 James McDougall & Hiroki Sasajima
U10 Five Elements Music

Out on December 27, 2011

"When I was born, my family moved to a remote farm in north Ontario, known as 'Setle'. Situated in the woods, 'Setle' was without electrical power during much of our stay, so much of my father's work involved using power from a generator positioned 400 feet away, connected by a series of extension cords. By integrating sounds recorded from these and other remote locations, he created a form of 'environmental music' that expressed the beauty and solitude of the Canadian wildnerness. When we later moved the city, he would take me with him on recording missions, so as I got older field recording became like second nature. I record mostly in urban environments, but my appreciation for sound is deeply rooted in my formative years.

Following the release of The Cherry Beach Project (on Mystery Sea) I set out record a 'site-specific' piece as a follow-up, although I didn't have a particular location in mind. Without specific theme or purpose, time gradually eroded my initial intention for site specificity, as I gathered a tremendous archive of sound materials. Merging various threads into one mass, the construction of the piece seemed to take on a life of its own. As hundreds of sources blurred together to the point where I forget where many originate, I slowly came to look at the piece as a continuation of my father's idea of 'environmental music' - coloured by memories and impressions of those early years in north Ontario, yet re-imagined through the dense and shifting sound pallete of Toronto, where I live and work. (Joda Clément)


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