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ROSSETTO, VANESSA - The way you make me feel

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Unfathomless U35
Release Year: 2016
Note: how special "pure field recordings" can be proves this release by VANESSA ROSSETTO (painter & composer from USA, known from LPs on Kye for example), who recorded lots of material during a stay in New York City, which was later assorted and arranged...=> a strange mixture of personal, normally unnoticed 'everyday life' recordings with amorph clouds of hissing and atmospheric noises... lim. 200, numbered, full colour cardboard cover & artcard
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In fall 2014, I spent some time in New York City in preparation for a performance. During this time, I recorded as close to continually as I could given normal human and mechanical shortcomings an SD card runs out of room, a battery dies, a person wakes too groggy to check the recorder or, in a flurry of activity, leaves it dormant. After a time, you start to forget the device is even there which is of course the purpose but also interacts in its own way with the frailties of human memory if you forget its there you forget to check to make sure its functioning properly. Despite all that, at the end of the allotted time I was left with a large volume of recorded material that took me longer than Id have liked to comb through, sort, assess and determine a structural framework around which I could wind bits of this straw into something resembling a form. In all this record of whirlwind events, I found myself most drawn to the moments at rest, in between overt actions and dialogue, and it was out of these that I constructed the majority of these pieces. It so happened that during the time of recording I was already collapsing into an unprecedentedly long, deep and unbroken depressive state. As so often can happen, the document I had planned to make and set out to make is not the one I ended up making. It couldnt be. I believe that is reflected in the decision to form these pieces out of the absences and interstices the pauses, misfirings, missing pieces, long sleeps and synaptic gaps and, of course, the way they make me feel.

(Vanessa Rossetto, April 2016)