• Free shipping nationwide for purchases of 11,000 yen or more
PHILIP SAMARTZIS // Atmosphers and Disturbancy CD+Booklet

PHILIP SAMARTZIS // Atmosphers and Disturbancy CD+Booklet

€17,95
  • Availability:

A CD and booklet released in March 2023 by the sound artist Philip Samartzis from Melbourne, Australia, on the country's experimental label Room3.

Includes 5 field recordings.The booklet contains essays and photographs.Below is a commentary by the author himself.

"Atmospheres and Disturbances" documents the changes in highland ecosystems caused by rising global temperatures.This work is based on fieldwork done at the High Altitude Research Station in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. Over the course of four weeks, I placed various recording devices around the station and in the surrounding alpine environment to record natural, man-made, and geophysical forces.This project offers a new encounter with the endangered alpine environment and enhances our perception and engagement with the concepts of place, community and environmental dissonance.

Fieldwork used a variety of microphones to record different acoustic, spatial, atmospheric, and vibration-based phenomena.Omnidirectional microphones recorded wind, snow, ice, and social, material, and industrial sounds emanating from nearby train terminans and observatories.Hydrophones were also placed in water and ice to record the physical sounds that resonate in the frozen environment of the Jungfraujoch and adjacent glaciers.Man-made sounds produced by tourists, transportation, and recreational sports are documented as permeating the entire landscape.Accelerometers are attached to various surfaces and structures to record solid vibrations caused by high velocity winds and melting and freezing processes.Accelerometer recordings provide a clear representation of stress and fatigue occurring within the material structure of buildings and infrastructure.

"Atmospheres and Disturbances" is designed to allow the audience to experience the endangered alpine ecosystem by immersing themselves in an extreme environment.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

----------------------------

CD in matte laminate sleeve, with insert card and artist book featuring essays and photographs from Philip Samartzis.

Room40:

Artist Statement from Philip Samartzis:

"Atmospheres and Disturbances registers the changes in high altitude ecologies caused by increasing global temperatures. The composition is based on field work undertaken at the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland where for four weeks I deployed various recording devices around the station, and in the surrounding alpine environment to register natural, anthropogenic and geophysical forces.

During fieldwork I used different microphones to record a variety of acoustic, spatial, atmospheric, and vibration-based phenomena. Hydrophones were placed within water and ice to record geophysical sound resonating within the frozen environment of Jungfraujoch and the adjacent glacier. The recordings capture the pervasive presence of anthropogenic sound permeating throughout the landscape produced by tourists, transport operations and recreational sports. attached to various surfaces and structures to record solid vibration generated by high-velocity wind, and the process of melting and freezing. The recordings produced by the accelerometers clearly express the stress and fatigue occurring within the material structure of buildings and infrastructure.

Atmospheres and Disturbances is designed to place audiences deep inside an extreme environment to afford embodied experiences of an alpine ecology under duress.
 "

Artist : Philip Samartzis

Label: Room40

+ -

A CD and booklet released in March 2023 by the sound artist Philip Samartzis from Melbourne, Australia, on the country's experimental label Room3.

Includes 5 field recordings.The booklet contains essays and photographs.Below is a commentary by the author himself.

"Atmospheres and Disturbances" documents the changes in highland ecosystems caused by rising global temperatures.This work is based on fieldwork done at the High Altitude Research Station in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. Over the course of four weeks, I placed various recording devices around the station and in the surrounding alpine environment to record natural, man-made, and geophysical forces.This project offers a new encounter with the endangered alpine environment and enhances our perception and engagement with the concepts of place, community and environmental dissonance.

Fieldwork used a variety of microphones to record different acoustic, spatial, atmospheric, and vibration-based phenomena.Omnidirectional microphones recorded wind, snow, ice, and social, material, and industrial sounds emanating from nearby train terminans and observatories.Hydrophones were also placed in water and ice to record the physical sounds that resonate in the frozen environment of the Jungfraujoch and adjacent glaciers.Man-made sounds produced by tourists, transportation, and recreational sports are documented as permeating the entire landscape.Accelerometers are attached to various surfaces and structures to record solid vibrations caused by high velocity winds and melting and freezing processes.Accelerometer recordings provide a clear representation of stress and fatigue occurring within the material structure of buildings and infrastructure.

"Atmospheres and Disturbances" is designed to allow the audience to experience the endangered alpine ecosystem by immersing themselves in an extreme environment.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

----------------------------

CD in matte laminate sleeve, with insert card and artist book featuring essays and photographs from Philip Samartzis.

Room40:

Artist Statement from Philip Samartzis:

"Atmospheres and Disturbances registers the changes in high altitude ecologies caused by increasing global temperatures. The composition is based on field work undertaken at the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland where for four weeks I deployed various recording devices around the station, and in the surrounding alpine environment to register natural, anthropogenic and geophysical forces.

During fieldwork I used different microphones to record a variety of acoustic, spatial, atmospheric, and vibration-based phenomena. Hydrophones were placed within water and ice to record geophysical sound resonating within the frozen environment of Jungfraujoch and the adjacent glacier. The recordings capture the pervasive presence of anthropogenic sound permeating throughout the landscape produced by tourists, transport operations and recreational sports. attached to various surfaces and structures to record solid vibration generated by high-velocity wind, and the process of melting and freezing. The recordings produced by the accelerometers clearly express the stress and fatigue occurring within the material structure of buildings and infrastructure.

Atmospheres and Disturbances is designed to place audiences deep inside an extreme environment to afford embodied experiences of an alpine ecology under duress.
 "

Artist : Philip Samartzis

Label: Room40