Bridges from Somewhere and Another to Somewhere Else, 2010

© TBA21, 2008

Multi-channel audio work encoded for 47 channel The Morning Line Sound System
43 min
Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary 

Bridges from Somewhere is a set of contrasted electronic music pieces with impossible derivations from snatches of classical music and textures of real sounds. The Bridge to Somewhere Else uses multiple fragments from some of Béla Bartók’s 1936 Edison Phonograph recordings of Turkish folk music, which is a collection among Jürüks in Anatolia. In all the sections similar but wild electronic distortion techniques are used to glue them into a single work.

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