SOUND


800.000 Kilometres

Specifications
year: 2011
running time: 00:12:55
format: WMA
label: self release - please contact the artist to buy a copy
edition number: not applicable

Concept / context
Here is the sound of my voice reading the second chant from Dante's 'Paradise', audible as the moon's echo. The technology used is earth-moon-earth or EME. The voice is sent to the moon by a radio transmitter at Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL) and received as a reflection (or 'echo') by two different radio stations in the UK. This recording differs from similar EME sound recordings as it is a stereo echo of the moon, for the reflected signals were picked up in two different locations. The title indicates the distance travelled by the radio waves from the earth to the moon and back.


Opticks (sound score)

Specifications
year: 2010
running time: 00:00:60 for each of the seven pieces
format: AIF
label: self release
edition number: not applicable
Sound score: Enrique Tomas
Concept: Daniela de Paulis
Moonbounce technology: Jan van Muijlwijk

Concept / context
The seven sounds, corresponding to the seven colours of the light spectrum, are the moonbounced version of the original sound score commissioned to Enrique Tomas (www.ultranoise.es) for OPTICKS (http://www.opticks.info).
The original sounds were composed by Enrique especially for the earth-moon-earth technology (EME) used in OPTICKS. EME allows to send visual and audio data to the moon as radio waves, which are then reflected by the moon's surface and scattered in all directions. Jan van Muijlwijk at Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL) captured the reflected radio waves and reconverted them into the original sounds composed by Enrique, however many frequencies were lost during the 800.000 Kilometres journey.


Steim improvisation

Specifications
year: 2009
running time: 44:45:00
format: AIF
label: self release
edition number: not applicable

Concept / context
Free improvisation set with:
Norm Adam, cello
Daniela de Paulis, crackle box
Marinos Koutsomichalis, laptop


Night Mail

Specifications
year: 2009
running time: 17:24:33
format: CD
label: self release - selavyrose@gmail.com
edition number: limited

Concept / context
'inspired by the 1936 British documentary showing the mail travelling from London to Glasgow by trains at night, this unedited sound recording is a contemporary sonic documentation of a parcel travelling from London to Glasgow on a winter day in 2009. The duration of the recording is approximately 17 hours. Please contact me at selavyrose@gmail.com if you would like to buy a limited edition copy of this work on CD.


London to Rome

Specifications
year: 2008
running time: 49:29:49
format: CD
label: ReR, London
edition number: 150

Concept / context
'unedited sound recording of a parcel travelling from London to Rome by airmail.
Everything on its 2 day journey was faithfully recorded (you will have to ask your local MP how this package passed so easily through our state-of-the-art security devices without setting off any alarms). The CD here contains that recording - all 49 hours and 50 minutes of it (so it's only playable on a computer of course) - and comes nicely packed in a cardboard package, facsimile original label and sealed with wax.