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ARTIST
TITLE
The Horse Stories
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
WEAVIL 007LP WEAVIL 007LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/13/2006

Originally released in 2005. Dale Berning's The Horse Stories is the soundtrack to Going Places Sitting Down, a film by Hiraki Sawa, commissioned by the Hayward Gallery and Bloomberg London, for Waterloo Sunset, the Dan Graham Pavilion at the Hayward in November 2004. It is a piece about make-believe journeys to far-away places (at the tips of your fingers, between the cracks in the floor at your feet, on the edge and behind the door, right here where you are, close-by). For the soundtrack, Dale used the natural sounds of the country house and garden in which Sawa filmed -- water running in the upstairs bathroom, rainwater dripping on the stones outside the kitchen door, sparkling water in a glass on the table, the wind-chime, the clock, the record player and the sounds of music boxes being played: an intricate antique music-box with bells the shape of bees and a miniature hollow drum, and other simple music boxes, playing only one tune each, with tiny, naked metallic combs, drums and handles. At the core of all Dale Berning's sound-work lies a deep interest in ideas of aliveness, of space and the awareness of time passing... of breathing, being still and listening, with grace. Hand-numbered, limited edition pressing; 180 gram vinyl.