Bradford​-​On​-​Avon Tithe Barn - field recording 1

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This short single-track recording documents the very first vocal sounds I made in the barn, allowing the multiplistic echo to ring after each sound. Listening back to the track, the mic had picked up audio from outside the barn, and it seems to create a kind of chance ‘call and response’, or antiphony in the language of polyphonic form. So my call is ‘responded’ to by a dog bark, a bike bell, a woman’s voice, and a horn. I like this notion of ‘voices’ coming from both within and without the barn.

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released July 22, 2014
Ellen Southern

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"I am enjoying freeing my voice from any kind of formality or expectation - its more about sound that music at this stage. I am open to music evolving but its nice to just be listening anew - to myself and to the sites and their surroundings" (excerpt from blog entry for Uley and Nympsfield).
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