Show 598: Xylotheque by Eli Gras (radio Worm/Klangendum)

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Eli Gras;

I was kindly invited to do a residency at the Worm, for to develope a work related to the idea of a hypothetical psychology of furniture and a possible communication, sort of a language amongst them in relation with “the human world”, that evolves and spreads to other household materials, resulting in a group of tracks trying to somehow express it with a certain narrative; like an electroacoustic sounds theatre fantasy, close to music, but not totally music, it’s in some way an “animistic” sound work.

I mounted it in between talking parts, forming sort of a little parody, almost a homage to the para-scientific radioplays, to prepare the listening mind and orientation of the concept, also explaining a little tale in order to add a ‘language’ touch to the bunch of absurdity that contains the edited work.

The sounds were taken from the Rotterdam city environment (hostel stuff, supermarkets, streets…), the Worm building (the rooms, furniture, synthesizers…), in Barcelona (houses of friends, parties, supermarkets…) Really every dot has a little history.

Credits:

Locutions: Jesús Brotons, Eli Gras.

Mastering: Albert Guitart (<http://alb-estudi.com>alb-estudi.com)

Thanks to:

Lukas Simonis and the Worm/Klangendum crew for the opportunity and patience, Ramon Faura for the rhythm pattern and to allow me to record his grandma’s home objects, to Antoine Manent and Florenci Salesas for the extra ears.

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