IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING LP
releasing 7th April 2023 on Pica Disc records.
LP includes unique print, photograph and poster
cover – It Goes Without Saying
Liner notes for LP:
A1: It Goes Without Saying (2020)
The performance of a text orginally written for publication in the book Film Talks: 15 Conversations on Experimental Cinema. I had the original title phrase in my head, but it was only during the early pandemic lockdown period that the words fell onto the page, in fits and starts, with hits and misses, falling in and out of meaning. The sound consists of self-made percussive instruments striking glass, rudimentary sounds created through guitar pick-ups, contact mics and acoustic noise. The poem was recorded, then blindly cut-up and randomly re-assembled.
B1: Shot Film (2009)
This film was made using lengths of black 35mm movie film shot with a shotgun. The resulting damage was then repaired and the separate lengths joined together systematically. The damage created by this act – the pellet holes – become the image and the soundtrack. The sound is created in the optical soundtrack area of the film when the film is run through a projector. Where this area is punctured, light penetrates and falls on a light-sensitive cell which reads the light and converts it to sound.A literal interpretation of the phrase ‘to shoot a film’.
B2: Dipping The Bells (2019)
This is the soundtrack of the video Dipping The Bells, filmed on 7th June 2019. A spontaneous video, shot as a collaboration with the carillonist Laura Marie Rueslåtten. We set up the camera and did a one-take recording near Blylaget, Nesodden in the Oslo fjord. All actions and reactions are improvised. The cause and affect from the aircraft, motor-boat and the water movement in combination create a unique synergy. An atmospheric / mechanical call and response. Although I directed the action; the improvised composition belongs wholly to Laura Marie.