TATTERED KAYLOR - SELECTED REALITIES
ʻSelected realitiESʼ is a collection of captured, spatialised and composed sounds as discovered within unique sonic environments by australian sound artist Tessa Elieff AKA Tattered Kaylor. Each composition presents the observer with the audible identities of a time/place/space – as interpreted by Kaylor through immersive sound composition. The works provide a passage by which listeners experience an alternative to our everyday realities, causing us to question our observations we regard as being absolute.
Spaces portrayed include underground drainways, Inner city multi-level stairwells and hidden basements – housing the mechanical organs as used to transform theatre configurations. Each space was chosen not only for the unique sounds as to be found within their boundaries, but also for their provocation of sound – the ways in which their architecture manipulates and interacts with the physicality of the sound wave. Sonic phenomena such as standing wave forms, resonances, beating and flutter are all objects of desire within the recordings and sounds have been captured and spatialised so as to portray these unique artefacts. Characteristics of environments are presented using blunt gestures. The visceral qualities of sounds are neither exaggerated nor swept aside but rather - brought to light - their brutal exposure proving to support the sonic reveal.
Recording methods utilised in the capture of the sounds include Mono, Stereo, MS and self developed surround-recording techniques. Assorted microphones are placed in nonconventional configurations and calibrated individually so as to each present their own recorded sounds as equal to the others – in volume and in sensitivity. Where most audio purists insist on uniformity in microphone (brand and model), Kaylor indulges and exploits the attributes each microphone possess, working by the same ethos as is abided by throughout the selection of each unique space.
The official european release presentation of MOOZAK #005 will be held at the second edition of MOOZAK FESTIVAL on September 21st/22nd, 2012. Tessa Elieff aka Tatterred Kaylor will present a special 5.1 surround sound concert which will definetly sharpen all listeners perception. MOOZAK #005 will be available at the festival's merchandise table in a special package (festivalpass + release).
SAMPLES FROM THE RELEASE
Tattered Kaylor - biography
Tessa Elieff's work stems from her fascination with our sonic environment. Her live performance explores relationships between sound, space, time and perception via processed field recordings and multi-speaker systems in custom surround sound formations. Methods utilized in her work draw on concepts of the Acousmonium, with favoured tools for sculpting sounds including architectural cavities (manmade and natural), sonic/spatial memory, concrete, steel, stone and controlled systems of diffusion.
As curator, Tessa has directed and organised a number of events dedicated to Sound and New Media Art. These events have included collaborative works between professional and emerging Australian Sound Artists, live acousmatic concerts, New Media Art showcases, master-class workshops and temporary inner city workspace sound studios.
In 2011 Tessa received the Inhabit International Residency from Punctum Arts and Arts Victoria, to work and research at the "Abbaye de Noirlac" (France) (http://www.abbayedenoirlac.com/). In 2010 she received the Seed Pod sponsorship and Live Arts Incubator from Punctum Arts, whilst also being invited to direct and curate for Australia's esteemed Sound Arts Festival, 'Liquid Architecture' (http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au).
1. V O L U M E. 4:22
2. DRAINBIRDS (Original Stereo Mix). 5:25
3. V O L U M E (Extended For Stairwell). 10:01
DVD (5.1 SURROUND):
1. Stairwell 2007 (Live recording with Lennart Katzwinkel). 10:13
2. Drainbirds (Drain Recording). 6:42
3. Samadhi Mechanism (5.1 Mixdown. Sound and Visual). 14:27
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 51:20 MIN