Field recordings of Julian Hoffman in Christchurch, Dorset. Recorded by Matthew Shaw on walks from the town centre, to the quay and across Wick meadows to the hillfort and coastline at Hengistbury Head.
Julian reflected on the lanscape, atmospheres and environments while reading from Irreplaceable.
Words and voice- Julian Hoffman
Music, field recording – Matthew Shaw
Produced by Matthew Shaw
Released 17th October 2019
Recorded live at The Centre and the Circle, Thursday 19th September 2019CE.
Best listened to at low volume in the gloaming.
At Sea Change festival earlier this year I joined The Pop Group for a one off performance at High Cross House on the Dartington estate.
Today Mute announced the re-issue and definitive of the debut from The Pop Group ‘Y’.
The film above is of the song Savage Sea taken from our perfomance at Sea Change and heralds the release of this seminal album. The film was edited by Mark Stewart and myself.
It was filmed by Paul Newton & Milo Alexander Travers and recorded by Andrew Paine.
Here is the announcement about ‘Y’ from The Pop Group
We’re extatic to announce the 40th anniversary reissue of our debut album ‘Y’ through Mute Records on 1st November 2019
‘Y’ has been remastered & cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios
+ Landmark single ‘She Is Beyond Good & Evil’ on 12″
+ 10-track album of rare & unreleased material ‘Alien Blood’
+ previously unreleased album ‘Y Live’
40th Anniversary Editions
Limited Super Deluxe 4 x Inca Gold Vinyl – Signed
Limited Deluxe 4 x Black 180g Vinyl
3 x CD
Y Vinyl + 12”
Listen to the remastered version of ‘She Is Beyond Good & Evil’, available digitally now: https://youtu.be/T8je3rMc5i4
Watch Mark & Gareth perform ‘Savage Sea’ at this year’s Sea Change Festival: https://youtu.be/c1sVAZIkfZQ
Released today is Tipping Point, a project curated by Adrian Newton, Ambrose Seddon & David Rogers.
The four pieces that make up the album were recorded live the Literary & Scientific Institute, Bridport on Saturday 6th July 2019. They a taken from a wireless headphone concert of ‘live’ ecoacoustic works that made up part of the programme from that day.
My contribution is Tipping Point 3, an improvised work made up of natural and man made sounds from Christchurch in Dorset. It maps the territory through birdlife and streams of traffic, increasing in velocity until balance becomes lost.
To mark the Summer Solstice 2019.
Cathor Ghall is an old name for Stonehenge. It developed into English as the word for cathedral.
For the cathedral of trees and all living beings.
I recently contributed to the museum of ecoacoustic phenomena event.
I performed a site specific piece incorporating the natural sounds present in the garden of Bournemouth Natural Science Society. An interpretation of both the gardens and exhibition. Inspired by the Egyptian 25th Dynasty mummy, containing Tahemaa. The performance featured guests Robin and Rowan Shaw.
listening to changing nature – changing the nature of listening
Museums are traditionally places of silence. Artefacts displayed in glass cases become objects solely of visual contemplation, even though sound is a central feature of our culture and society. To tell the story of modern science, we therefore need to make more of a noise. To achieve this, we focus on ecoacoustics, an emerging interdisciplinary field that explores the sounds made by species in human-modified and pristine environments. Ecoacoustics also lies at the interface of art and science, providing insights into how we humans are modifying the world around us, and raising awareness of our role in environmental change.
The album is available to download now here
released June 8, 2019
Recorded Sunday 5th May 2019
Bournemouth Natural Science Society Museum
A Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival Commission
Goldsmiths University of London
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