Patrick McGinley - Murmer Untitled

This as-yet untitled work has been in production since early last year. it is a mixture of raw and manipulated field-recording, and performative interactions with specific spaces. part one was developed as part of a live performance, and has now been adapted to studio form.

part one: wind, insects, frogs, rain, and spatially recorded room feedback tones, Frin ance and Estonia
part two: untreated field recording (jars), estonia
part three: dogs, snow, water, an owl, and found medium-wave radio transmissions, france and estonia
part four: untreated field recording (fence), france
Patrick mcginley (aka murmer) is an american born sound and performance artist who has lived and worked in europe since 1996. from 1996 until 1998 he lived in paris, where he studied theatre, and began his sound experiments in the context of those studies. moving to london in 1998, he began a collection of found sounds and found objects that would become the basis of all his work. he has composed works for several theatre performances, including the works of his own company, as well as performing live soundworks for others.

In 2002 he co-founded framework, an organisation that produces a weekly radio show on london's resonance104.4fm. his work concentrates on the framing of sounds from our environment which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognisable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath.

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