Scales/Patterns was originally part of Radiophrenia, a week-long arts radio station that broadcast from the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow between the 13th and 19th of April (radiophrenia.scot
). Thanks to Mark Vernon and Barry Burns. The synopsis I submitted with the piece is reproduced below:
Synopsis: Scales/Patterns is a sound work compiled from field recordings made around Reykjavik and the nearby Mt. Akrafjall in July 2014. Living in an age of ecological catastrophe requires that we live with (and within) multiple inhuman timeframes; Mt. Akrafjall – hollowed out by a glacier over thousands of years – provides a ground from which to consider such temporalities. A sifting and recombination of a number of recordings processed with delay effects, Scales/Patterns is not an attempt to represent nature, but rather to present a partial and fragmented sense of its temporal depth.
Edited versions (tracks 2 & 3) were submitted as part of Critical Waves (criticalwavesradio.wordpress.com
), a collaborative project between Birkbeck (University of London), the Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Resonance 104.4fm. Track 3 was broadcast on Resonance on the 23rd of June.