CFR. n. Arch. 183.35 TRACE is a limited edition collection of two-minute pieces by international sound artists, experimental composers, noise makers and other audio creators. Each artist has produced an original recording of two-minute duration for the CD on the theme of TRACE. TRACE greated an opportunity for a selection of international sound artists to work thematically, as well as providing listeners with further insight into the artists work. By bringing together this calibre and range of contributions, TRACE aims to stimulate further interest in the practice, debate and dialogue surrounding sound art. The artista on TRACE range from well known world figures, to individuals and groups making their first wirks in this field. TRACE was published thanks to a research award from the Centre for Art International Research (CAIR).
Balbiggan - County Dublin
The track is a mixture of a recording made in Ardgilla Castle near Dublin, where a barber shop quartet hummed random parts of Irish airs, and the vocal response to the recording of a larger group in live concert in Winnipeg, Canada.
Track 39 del CD "TRACE, A Collection of Artists' Soundworks" (T.T. 140' 00"), 1999 Audio Research Ed
Val Klassen is a video artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. She has collaborated with audio artist John Coutanche (Ireland) on a series of Humming Experiments, which have included studio recordings, live participatory performances and webcasts, videos, and a limited edition CD. Humming Experiments explores the spontaneous creation of music in groups. Since 1996, they have experimented with the act and sound of humming through participatory performances, recordings, and attempts at long distance interactive connections via telephony, telepathy, radio and internet technology. John Coutanche was born in St. James, Manitoba. He studied Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson College in Toronto. He has worked as a radio producer and manager for the CBC in Toronto, Halifax and then in Winnipeg, where he currently works as an independent producer-editor-writer.