Argyllshire Gathering 1

from Argyllshire Gathering by John Harvey



A twenty-second section was extracted from the recording of the ‘duet'. The left- and right-hand channels of the section are separated into two tracks, and the left-hand track looped twenty times. The right-hand track slows to 90% of its original speed over the twenty-second duration, and looped. After the first few seconds at the beginning of the piece, the right-hand track moves more and more out of phase with the left-hand track (thereby exacerbating the already significant disjunction between the players’ versions of the music), before returning to synchronicity at the very end of the left-hand track's twentieth loop.


from Argyllshire Gathering, released April 9, 2013


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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

Harvey is a historian of art, visual culture, and sound art, and also a sound- and visual-art practitioner. His research field is the visual and sonic culture of religion, principally. He explores non-iconic attitudes to visualization and sonic articulations of religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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