back in stock as of
february 16th, 2008
first in stock on
january 28th, 2005
|w.m.o/r (germany) #w.m.o/r 05 cd|
mattin / rosy parlane “mendietan” compact disc
- arnieta i (5:53)
- arnieta ii (4:12)
- bera ii (4:03)
- paresi i (4:58)
- bera i (7:38)
- paresi iii (7:21)
- bera iii (4:42)
- ikasta (7:34)
|site-specific / field-recording-based collaboration between mattin & rosy parlane ; from their roost high up in the basque hillsides, the two worked in real time with environmental sounds, processing them via computer software into the 8 pieces on this disc. the results range from gorgeous/subtle bristling drone-work (foreshadowing rosy’s magnificent pair of albums on the touch label) to more hostile/rectified realizations (mattin’s doing, no doubt ...)|
|mattin / rosy parlane|
w.m.o/r 05 cd deleted
“between the 4th and 9th of october 2001 rosy parlane and myself went with laptop computers, microphones, digital camera, md and headphones to different mountains in different locations in the basque country. our aim was not to just document our trip but rather subtly to intervene with the surroundings, by improvising and interacting with the environment”
mendietan is basque for ‘in the mountains’. this work begins in the basque mountains where mattin and rosy parlane rest their computers and microphones on sleeping bags and begin a private process of aural intervention and documentation. the processed sounds on mendietan are never performed ‘publicly’, confined to headphones and a minidisk recorder. they exist privately within the public space. what remains outside of the private sphere? the visual cue, ambiguous technical activity at a distance. without aural clues, a possible audience has no choice but to invent an agenda, actively misinterpret the scene.
the work continues when mattin presents a set of still images to four writers and asks them to perform the role of an active audience; to create/expose possible narratives in the work independently, without access to the sounds that were produced.
mendietan is realised in material form as a cd and photo/essay booklet. the link to the performance context has been severed and can only be constantly reinvented, based on the evidence of these multiple impressions. it is possible that mendietan is characterised by the calmness of the ‘environment’, and the ‘disruption’ of the intervention, but this assumes an original calmness/neutrality that is impossible to verify. only the physicality of the final product can be verified. the rest is a fiction, a creation out of nothing.