Marconi, pioneer of radio hypothesized that soundwaves, once generated, never die, that they fade, but continue to resonate indefinitely through the universe. From the age of radio onwards, we have been cast adrift in a sea of technology, waves of information crashing against our hull. Technology has the ability to connect people, it conversely can also lead to intense feelings of isolation, lack of human contact and disconnection. And so, I find myself scuttled, clinging to the wreckage I drift, trying to make sense of these new horizons which I inhabit.
This is a collected series of audio sketches made as immediate, response pieces to specific mental and emotional situations which I have found myself in over recent months.
The individual movements will be compiled into a single, continuous piece for live performance/recording as a long-form, sculptural self-portrait/landscape of the internal spaces which are brought into being in an attempt to give them solid form and allow the exploration and understanding of them.
Marconi's Shipwreck will be performed at The Outer Church, Brighton on January 20th and will be recorded for release during 2012.