Jamie Floyde / Powerlines in Antarctica

Bath Spa Music · Jamie Floyde: Power Lines In Antarctica

Powerlines in Antarctica is an ambient piece inspired by soundscape artists such as Brian Eno, Nurse with wound and Prurient. The piece is made up from everyday sounds ranging from keys and doorbells to vacuum cleaner sounds and distant ambulance sirens. The intention was to create a piece of music separate from any discernible rhythm, harmony and clear linear structure and instead placing the piece within a more three-dimensional space. The title stems from the culmination of the disparately chilling sounds; portraying a journey through an icy wasteland with an eerie but vaguely familiar drone that seems omnipresent in the modern world. As Powerlines in Antarctica is currently being re-worked into a much longer and encompassing sound sculpture as a part of larger suite of different pieces, this version acts as a kind of prototype of what is to come.

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