Weary Descent

from The Last Things by John Harvey



The piece evokes the sense of profound fatigue that I felt on my return from the top of a precipitous mountain which overlooked my childhood home in south Wales.


from The Last Things, released April 23, 2012
Personnel: John Harvey

Instrumentation: acoustic guitar, and Akai 4000DB Mk II reel-to-reel tape recorder.

Context: Recorded in Abertillery, UK in June 1977. Remastered in Aberystwyth, UK in March 2012.


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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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