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The future for magnetic bubble memories
– and there still is one – was more modest now.
Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it.
“Not productive, Mr. Glass.”
Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying
the sharp minty spike of his cocktail.
All the while, a dragonfly – coloured in brilliant metal –
arced and spiralled around his recliner.
Pleasure’s bubble and hum.
Hugging the horizon, the observation deck reveals
a panorama over the crystal bay.
Against the slow sky, the Pacific…
… and a wavy, patterned ice-cream.
“.. The listener might imagine theirself in a teenage bedroom, suddenly realizing their frame of reference is arbitrary, surrounded by a vast, unknown space that is neither inside or outside. On closer inspection, the familiar objects that inhabit the room seem made of alien materials. Sometimes, a familiar sound appears, but there is something uncanny; how much of this sound memory is real? Using inventive, associative sampling a new vocabulary arises, an intimate trompe l’oreille, an impossible object where components blend, their boundaries becoming fuzzy – where it is no longer clear where one object ends and another one begins.
“Fugue” is a multi-component musing on recursive timelines, non-linear appearances and knotted self-modifying patterns. The construction and internal logic is suggestive of the never-ending process of correction, necessitated by the realisation that one-time lucid narratives turn out to be pure falsifications in retrospect. About an eternal unfolding, a continuous new creation of new spaces, new frames, new rooms to make sense of new realisations and contradictions, in her words a “repetition ~ leading back to its own beginning, initiating its own interruption, its own standstill. Immanent and intrinsic becoming, simultaneously frightening and comforting ~ a cheerful failure.”
‘Everywhere at the end of time’ is a new and finite
series exploring dementia, its advance and its totality.
Featuring the sounds from the journey The Caretaker
as artist will make after being artistically diagnosed as having early
Each stage will reveal new points of progression,
loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further
and further towards the abyss of complete memory
loss and nothingness.
Viewing dementia as a series of stages can be
a useful way to understand the illness, but it is
important to realise that this only provides a rough
guide to the progress of the condition.
Drawing on a recorded history of 20 years of
recollected memories this is one final journey
and study into recreating the progression of
dementia through sound.
Stage 1 – September 2016 (A+B)
Here we experience the first signs of memory loss.
This stage is most like a beautiful daydream.
The glory of old age and recollection.
The last of the great days.
Stage 2 – April 2017 (C+D)
The second stage is the self realisation and awareness that something is wrong with a refusal to accept that. More effort is made to remember so memories can be more long form with a little more deterioration in quality. The overall personal mood is generally lower than the first stage and at a point before confusion starts setting in.
Stage 3 – Released in September 2017
Stage 4 – Released in March 2018
Stage 5 – Released in September 2018
Stage 6 – Released in March 2019
“..slowly evolving compositions and sound meditations based around the palette of modern grime music minus the percussion. In the songs “Arbor Arco” and “He Loved Him Madly” the grime theme is most present, with droplets of synth and bass rising and melting to suggest invisible kick drums underneath. “Rendered” and “In A Silent Way” begin with simple arpeggios that build to intense climaxes, while closing track “Aa-m” is an almost ASMR-inducing meditation.”