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Extreme acoustic space recordings from saxophonist John Butcher, part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, with performances from resonant and remote corners of Scotland.

Butcher, John
Resonant Spaces

Butcher, John: Resonant Spaces (Confront)
Label: Confront    
Released in: Great Britain    

"The recordings on this disc were made as part of Arika's Resonant Spaces event, a touring project that we ran in summer 2006. Visiting spaces which displayed extreme acoustic properties we asked John Butcher (and sound artist Akio Suzuki) to be informed by the acoustic space they found themselves in. Around the more remote corners of Scotland we presented performances in sites with specific acoustic properties: standing stone circles, a WWII military fuel storage tank, a sea cave, an ice-house, an abandoned reservoir and a mausoleum. (Barry Esson, Arika)"-John Butcher

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Product Information:

Label: Confront
Catalog ID: Confront 17
Squidco Product Code: 11346

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Ruari Cormack in Scotland and Orkney, June 2006: 20th-Standing Stones of Tenness, Orkney Mainland; 21st - Lyness Oil Tank, Hoy; 23rd - Smoo Cave, Durness; 25th - Tugnet Iced House, Spey Bay; 28th - Wormit Reservoir, Fife; 29th - Hamilton Mausoleum, South Lanarkshire.


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Track Listing:

1. Sympathetic Magic (Stone) 7:50

2. Calls From A Rusty Cage 7:30

3. Wind Piece 3:11

4. Floating Cult 6:16

5. Close By, A Waterfall 6:11

6. New Scapa Flow 6:20

7. Styptic 3:25

8. Frost Piece 2:19

9. Sympathetic Magic (Metal) 5:49