Based on the Alvin Lucier composition of the same name from 1970, this program by Jeremy Woodruff explores cultural differences on hand of recordings from Berlin, Istanbul, South India and the USA. Like the directions to Lucier's Memory Space, a transformation of everyday sound is the guiding focus for sound material, field recordings, text, some interviews and a lot of music to attempt to re-imagine political and social milieus. Musicians and scholars contribute sound from remote locations to be mixed together as part of the investigations of monthly themes.
Jeremy Woodruff is based in Berlin, teaching at the Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM). The directions for Lucier's composition are, "Go to outside environments (urban, rural, hostile, benign) and record by any means (memory, written notations, tape recordings) the sound situations of those environments. Returning to an inside performance space at any later time, re-create, solely by means of your voices and instruments and with the aid of your memory devices (with additions, deletions, improvisation, interpretation) those outside sound situations."
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