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Stuart Chalmers // Suikinkutsu Suikinkutsu TAPE

Stuart Chalmers // Suikinkutsu Suikinkutsu TAPE

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The label Fractal Meat Cuts, which is presided over by British music writer Graham Dunning, has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This work is the latest work released in April 2021 by Stuart Chalmers, a sound writer in the country, limited to 4 pieces.As the title suggests, the theme is Suikinkutsu, which includes nine improvised sound works by setting cans and frying pans in places where water drips in the cave. DL code included.

Labels and other worksand /// Click here to see more Fractal Meat Cuts releases available at Tobira. 

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SUIKINKUTSU- "water harp cave".
A Japanese garden ornament used for its water drop sounds. Similar to metal wind chimes this device uses echoes from water to produce a calm zither like tinkle

SOZU --A traditional water fountain made of a bamboo tube that fills with water to produce a clanking sound.

Recorded Jan-Sept 2020 in Dowkabottom Cave in the Yorkshire Dales UK, using tin cans, kettle, saucepans, dustbin lid, metal plates, metal food bowls, cake tin lids, various gongs, chime bars, singing bowls and bells and swarmandal.

February 2020- 2nd Wettest on record in England since records began
May 2020 --Driest / Sunniest on record in England since records began

An immersion in the elements and processes of the natural world, the sound of natures patterns and human responses.
Made during a time of great personal change and upheaval, as well as major events in the wider world.
With Suikinkutsu the aim was to discover more about the worlds beauty and wonder. By connecting with the land I connect with myself.

Using water drops inside the cave to strike various objects i created my own personal take on the "water harp cave".
Placing metal items underneath the water drops created either a mellow ting or a pecussive clank depending what object was used. Combining the unpredictable element of rain water along with the space of the cave I learnt about this environment, its processes and found that the weather also The 2nd wettest Feb helped generate more water drops and of greater frequency while the driest May in England reduced the water significantly. By June the water drips apart from the odd irregular spots had dried up. The There was also another unchanging feature in that of the cave itself has seen water flow inside it for centuries or more. Its shape has been created and expanded over a long period of time from rainwater. During the time human civilisation has come into being water has been present.

artist: Stuart Chalmers

label: fractal meat cuts

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The label Fractal Meat Cuts, which is presided over by British music writer Graham Dunning, has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This work is the latest work released in April 2021 by Stuart Chalmers, a sound writer in the country, limited to 4 pieces.As the title suggests, the theme is Suikinkutsu, which includes nine improvised sound works by setting cans and frying pans in places where water drips in the cave. DL code included.

Labels and other worksand /// Click here to see more Fractal Meat Cuts releases available at Tobira. 

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SUIKINKUTSU- "water harp cave".
A Japanese garden ornament used for its water drop sounds. Similar to metal wind chimes this device uses echoes from water to produce a calm zither like tinkle

SOZU --A traditional water fountain made of a bamboo tube that fills with water to produce a clanking sound.

Recorded Jan-Sept 2020 in Dowkabottom Cave in the Yorkshire Dales UK, using tin cans, kettle, saucepans, dustbin lid, metal plates, metal food bowls, cake tin lids, various gongs, chime bars, singing bowls and bells and swarmandal.

February 2020- 2nd Wettest on record in England since records began
May 2020 --Driest / Sunniest on record in England since records began

An immersion in the elements and processes of the natural world, the sound of natures patterns and human responses.
Made during a time of great personal change and upheaval, as well as major events in the wider world.
With Suikinkutsu the aim was to discover more about the worlds beauty and wonder. By connecting with the land I connect with myself.

Using water drops inside the cave to strike various objects i created my own personal take on the "water harp cave".
Placing metal items underneath the water drops created either a mellow ting or a pecussive clank depending what object was used. Combining the unpredictable element of rain water along with the space of the cave I learnt about this environment, its processes and found that the weather also The 2nd wettest Feb helped generate more water drops and of greater frequency while the driest May in England reduced the water significantly. By June the water drips apart from the odd irregular spots had dried up. The There was also another unchanging feature in that of the cave itself has seen water flow inside it for centuries or more. Its shape has been created and expanded over a long period of time from rainwater. During the time human civilisation has come into being water has been present.

artist: Stuart Chalmers

label: fractal meat cuts