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this edition of framework:afield is the second of a series of four entitled amazonia revisited, airing over the second half of 2023. this episode has been produced in by edbrass brasil and is entitled water memory. for more information see https://amazoniarevisited.com. producer’s notes:
These radio programs emerged as the fruit of the creative residency that brought together four sound artists – Thelmo Cristovam (BR), EdBrass (BR), Rodrigo Ramos (BR) and Dave Phillips (Switzerland), from the sound material captured in 2006 by Thelmo Cristovam and in 2011 by Dave Phillips, both in the Amazon rainforest. The sound records of 2006, digitized and restored in the first phase of this project by Thelmo Cristovam, now resurface revisited and reimagined in the creation of the pieces in this series.
Program 2: Water Memory – by Edbrass Brasil
This is a fictional “memory book” constructed from the shared field recordings. The first part uses the work of purifying water sources in the Amazon of 2022. In the foreground, listen to the sounds produced by the machine during the purification process, which, is subdivided into several other steps, the understanding of which escapes us. The collaborators were then asked to submit sounds, objects or textures that reinforce the idea of an unknown technology.
In the second part, besides the “water purification machine”, the idea of displacement enters. Movement, escape on foot, in boats, on motors, etc. At some points the mood is even denser, there is persecution, small groups are displaced, moving through the forest. The collaborators were then asked to submit sounds of movement, of displacement.
Amazonia Revisited is a project realized by CMC (Contemporary Music Cycle – Salvador – Brazil), in partnership with IOIC, with the support of Pro-Helvetia South America (CH), and aims to create new medium and long-term means of exchange between creators from Brazil and Switzerland, through a series of actions such as sound collection restoration, virtual residencies, shows of creative processes, phonographic and audiovisual releases, around sound art and its various modalities.
Edbrass Brasil is a sound artist, educator, researcher and cultural producer, who works in several creative areas alongside artists in music, dance, literature and performance. He coordinates CMC – Ciclo de Música (festival and concert series).