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ARTIST
TITLE
Kenotaphion
FORMAT
2CD

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CATALOG #
KEN 01CD KEN 01CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/4/2002

"This is the second part of a 2-part project by British artist Jonty Semper. Kenotaphion is a double compact disc album of the newsreel and broadcast archive recordings of the 2 minute silences from Remembrance Sunday services dating back to 1926. Kenotaphion was produced as a result of researching, locating and anthologising all the existing archive recordings of the two minute silences from the Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday ceremonies at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London. There is, in fact, very little silence in the recordings as they are location recordings from the Cenotaph and include the chiming of Big Ben striking eleven o'clock as well as the ambient sound from the immediate vicinity. Some of the earlier newsreel recordings also contain voice over commentary. The title of the album, Kenotaphion, is taken from the Greek words from which the word cenotaph is derived and literally means 'empty tomb'."