Heated: Live In Japan
This is a blistering live performance at Super Deluxe, Tokyo, by Norwegian sound recordist, Jana Winderen, performed on October 24th, 2008. Heated: Live In Japan follows her only other release to date, a 7" vinyl limited edition, Surface Runoff, on Autofact (2008). After a spoken-word introduction from Tetsuro Yasunaga, these are improvised recordings based on her field research trips that force the power of the hidden to the surface, making the unheard audible. It's a strange world down there; a world of which we know little, replete with its own instrumentation and orchestras. Tapping into these, Jana's vision encourages us to explore the fertility of the oceans. About the artist: Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths of the sea with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of glacier crevasses are brought to the surface. She is occupied with finding sound from its hidden source, like blind field recording. Her most recent sound works include Submerge (2008), for Färgfabriken Norr in Sweden, based on hydrophone recordings in the local lake, freq_out 7 curated by CM von Hausswolff at the Happy New Ears festival in Belgium (2008), Rainbow Audio Transformation (2008) at Extra City in Antwerp, Belgium and the 6-channel sound installation +4°C - From Folgefonna To The North Sea (2007) at Sleppet during the centenary of Edvard Greig, Greig07, in Norway. Source material recorded with 2x8011 DPA hydrophones, 2x DolphinEAR/PRO hydrophones and 2x4060 DPA microphones on a Sound Devices 744T recorder in Greenland, Iceland and Norway.