Samples: Luke Peterson spoken word, Al Thumm accordion, glockenspiel, synth, Christopher Roberts qin
Created in Thebarton, Adelaide (Live at the Wheatsheaf Hotel)
Controller: trackpad, Korg NanoKontrol
About: At Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, I went with my friends and hosts Brianna and Luke Peterson into the rainforest below the Three Sisters. Deep in the forest, Brianna recorded an interview with her husband - a professional tree-lopper - asking him about his relationship to the forest. This spoken word piece is composed of his responses during that interview.
This piece is the first live performance done during this project. The performance was video-recorded, and the audio was only captured through the small microphone in the camera - so although it's quite lo-fi and only mono, it also picked up the beautiful room ambiance - the crowd chatter, the bar in the next room, and cars going by outside - which blend and give another dimension to this recording.