this seasonal edition of framework:afield has been produced in berlin by architect, writer, and sound artist d.l. lutz. his notes:

Earscape „Sacral“

Here we are, two weeks before Christmas. And this is why we will go to church and hear some „holy noise“, as R. Murray Schafer calls it. Churches are ritual spaces, and rituals always have an acoustical aspect. Maybe acoustics even dominate every ritual. Churches and organs are definitely built to impress acoustically. Michal Jacaszek from Poland, being fascinated by this aural atmosphere, has made field recordings inside the main churches of Gdansk and reworked them to compositions. I mixed these great sounds with my own field recordings from churches and bells in Germany, with music form Arvo Pärt, Arve Henriksen and others, and with excursions onto church towers and into religious realms further east. This earscape is quite musical and meant to be a soulful companion to the advent season. It is ended by a country gospel intonating „fill me with life anew“ for the beginning of a new year. So relax, light a candle and enjoy some holy noise!

Sound Sources:

  • Michal Jacaszek: Pentral (III, VI, V, IX, IV, II, X); from: Pentral, Gustaff Records GRAM0902, Poland 2009
  • Craig Vear: Katabatic Wind; from: Antarctica, Grünrekorder Records GrDl 089, Germany 2011
  • Arve Henriksen: Recording Angel; from: Cartography, ECM Records 2086, Germany 2008
  • reinsamba: Cathedral Guided Tour (Cologne); file from 2006, downloaded from freesound.org (CCL)
  • Arvo Pärt: Wir saßen an den Wassern zu Babel und weinten / Arbos; from: Arbos, ECM New Series 1325, Germany 1987
  • Arvo Pärt: Annum per Annum; from: Trivium, ECM New Series 1431, Germany 1992
  • D. L. Lutz: Quedlinburger Dom II, St Nikolai Stralsund I, St. Marien Stralsund II-VII; self-published
  • Paul Schütze: Sites Of Rapture On The Lungs Of God; from: New Maps Of Hell II, Big Cat Records ABB105CD, UK 1996
  • Paul Schütze: A Night Dissolved In The Lakes Of Heaven; from: Abysmal Evenings, Virgin Records 8421752, UK 1996
  • Inchadney: Swifts; file from 2010, downloaded from freesound.org (CCL)
  • Biosphere: Sphere Of No Form; from: Substrata, Touch Records TO:50, UK 2001
  • Tacita Dean: Aden, Yemen 4 A.M.; from: Haunted Weather. Music, Silence And Memory (compiled by D. Toop), Staubgold Records staubgold52, Germany 2004
  • Evelyn Glennie & Michael Brauer: Icefall; from: Shadow Behind The Iron Sun, BMG Classics 82876642822, UK 1999
  • felixblume: Some People Praying Into The Abbaye De La Cambre in Brussels; file from 2008, downloaded from soundcloud.com (CCL)
  • Boxharp: Cinema Gong; from: The Tailored Soldier, Glitterhouse Records GRCD 521, Germany
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