Recalling a recent trip, a line was drawn across a map of Europe - between Liverpool and Leipzig. The names of the towns and any geographical detail which fell on the line were transcribed into pitches and vowel sounds. Other data was extracted and manipu
Track 32 del CD "TRACE, A Collection of Artists' Soundworks" (T.T. 140' 00"), 1999 Audio Research Ed
Born in 1954 in Bootle, Lancashire. Spent childhood watching Bill and Ben on the telly, reading the Dandy and the Beano and listening to a brown vulcanite Rediffusion radio on a shelf in the kitchen. Left school at 15, bought an electric guitar - wired it up to his cheap record player. 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).