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ARTIST
TITLE
Myths Of Origin: Sonic Ephemera From East Asia
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
AND 032CD AND 032CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/8/2010

2008 release. "and/OAR is extremely happy to finally present a full length release featuring 'singing sand' and 'booming sand' recorded in Japan and Mongolia by British sound artists Isobel Clouter and Rob Mullender. 'Singing sand', 'booming sand', 'whistling sand' or 'barking sand' is sand that produces sounds of either high or low frequency under pressure. The sound emission is usually triggered by wind passing over dunes or by walking on the sand. Also featured are field recordings of a traditional Japanese Sawara Matsuri festival, a Suikinkutsu (underground water zither), Uguisubari (or Nightengale floor), Chion-in temple and Saiho-ji temple. The recordings came about as a result of a project instigated in late 1999, which bears witness to a long held fascination with how the environment generates and shapes culture, memory and myth. There was no desire to conduct any scientific or anthropological field work, but to collect a set of recordings which would serve to illustrate how precious the sonic environment can be, and to act as founding materials for a soundscape collection at the British Library Sound Archive. The audio CD also features a PDF of extra photos pertaining to the recordings that can be accessed on a computer, and comes packaged in a four color digipak and a 12-page booklet."