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Matilde Meireles // Life of a Potato TAPE

Matilde Meireles // Life of a Potato TAPE

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Irish sound artist Matilde Meireles released a limited edition of 2022 cassettes from Portuguese experimental label Cronica in January 1.

As the title suggests, this work focuses on potatoes.Includes field recordings collected from soil and potato tubers, the sound of roasting potatoes in olive oil, and the sound of cooking in an oven. DL code included.

It is a must-have for holding a potato party.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Cronica releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100. Includes DL code.

Chronicle:

"The potato has travelled a long way from its native lands in South America. The starchy tuber, brought to Europe by the Spanish in the late 1600s, slowly settled to become a key ingredient in most European countries' traditional diet. As with many other vegetables We made them our own because food is an inherent expression of social identity. It tells stories, and evokes nostalgia, belonging, and wellbeing. Yet, the food system of The potato is an incredibly resilient element whose history traverses time and location, and its historical traces have very different socio-political nuances in the places I call home: Portugal, Ireland, and now England. It also gro ws seasonally in our garden and is a tasty tuber part of a rich sonic ecosystem. This seemed like a good starting point for a new project.

Life of a Potato uses a series of field recordings to unveil varied sonic perspectives of a garden near Pewsey in the Southwest of England. The field recordings include vibrations of the soil underground, potato stems as well as the stems of other vegetables, reeds, vibrations picked up through the rake, the garden in the sun and rain. The recordings were. Side A explores the various sounds around the garden and sounds of the repetitive, yet enjoyable, task of roasting the potatoes: cutting them in small pieces, made between April and August 2021 as the tubers grew into potatoes and then were shared at the table. Side B is slightly more abstract. It explores various sounds of energy used to cook the potatoes, the potatoes' crackling sounds as they come out of the oven and sounds of the garden. in an early evening, in October, when the potato season is finished.

Thanks to Miguel Carvalhais, Chrysoula Drakaki, Conor McCafferty, Amy Blount, Pedro Rebelo, and Christabel Stirling.
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Artist: Matilde Meireles

Label: Label: Chronicle

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Irish sound artist Matilde Meireles released a limited edition of 2022 cassettes from Portuguese experimental label Cronica in January 1.

As the title suggests, this work focuses on potatoes.Includes field recordings collected from soil and potato tubers, the sound of roasting potatoes in olive oil, and the sound of cooking in an oven. DL code included.

It is a must-have for holding a potato party.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Cronica releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100. Includes DL code.

Chronicle:

"The potato has travelled a long way from its native lands in South America. The starchy tuber, brought to Europe by the Spanish in the late 1600s, slowly settled to become a key ingredient in most European countries' traditional diet. As with many other vegetables We made them our own because food is an inherent expression of social identity. It tells stories, and evokes nostalgia, belonging, and wellbeing. Yet, the food system of The potato is an incredibly resilient element whose history traverses time and location, and its historical traces have very different socio-political nuances in the places I call home: Portugal, Ireland, and now England. It also gro ws seasonally in our garden and is a tasty tuber part of a rich sonic ecosystem. This seemed like a good starting point for a new project.

Life of a Potato uses a series of field recordings to unveil varied sonic perspectives of a garden near Pewsey in the Southwest of England. The field recordings include vibrations of the soil underground, potato stems as well as the stems of other vegetables, reeds, vibrations picked up through the rake, the garden in the sun and rain. The recordings were. Side A explores the various sounds around the garden and sounds of the repetitive, yet enjoyable, task of roasting the potatoes: cutting them in small pieces, made between April and August 2021 as the tubers grew into potatoes and then were shared at the table. Side B is slightly more abstract. It explores various sounds of energy used to cook the potatoes, the potatoes' crackling sounds as they come out of the oven and sounds of the garden. in an early evening, in October, when the potato season is finished.

Thanks to Miguel Carvalhais, Chrysoula Drakaki, Conor McCafferty, Amy Blount, Pedro Rebelo, and Christabel Stirling.
 "

Artist: Matilde Meireles

Label: Label: Chronicle