Playlist Interludes, 10 mp3s for playlist

Martin Parker (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract / Description of output

playlist interludes

Interlude A - by the pool 1'54
Interlude B - depress here 3'09
Interlude C - after party 0'46
Interlude D - I'm so excited 0'27
Interlude E - little dance 0'36
Interlude F - rapido 2'14
Interlude G - subway 0'21
Interlude H - lift off 2'03
Interlude I - in hotels 3'31
Interlude J - your mum wants you 2'30

Soundwaves Festival invited me to make a work that explores listening habits in some way. Each of these 'playlist interludes' began as a location recording made when listening intently to particular environments, mostly urban, on holidays and performance trips. I then mixed in studio material that latched onto elements of pitch, rhythm, timbre or general feel of these environments to create some sort of friction or interrelationship between the two worlds.

Friction will become apparent in context too. Either listen to the interludes in order (A to J) or better, put your portable player on shuffle so that they will be randomly scattered across your music collection, they can then act as the intended 'interludes' between more familiar sound and music on your system.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrighton
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2011


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