• CD
  • Digital


  • Cat No: TO117
  • Release: 2020-10-30


Digital 1500 JPY

ポーランドの音響作家Michal Jacaszekによる、南アフリカ・ムマボレラの自然保護区の原生林でフィールドレコーディングされた音源を使って制作されたサウンドアート音響作品。全9曲48分収録。パッケージはDVDケース・サイズの長方形の大きなデジパックでのUK老舗名門音響レーベルTOUCHからの2020年リリースの名作。ストックしました。

鳥やカエル、昆虫などの鳴き声、風に揺れる木や草の茂みの音、石や貝殻などを叩いた音など、様々な自然物から発せられる音を素材に、微細なエレクトロニクス加工、丁寧なプロセッシングを施して磨き作り上げられた静謐オーガニックなアンビエント・サウンドスケープ作品。仄かなに感じとれるバロックの気配も気品を感じさせてくれる。 (コンピューマ) (CDのコメントから参照)

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GARDENIA is an existing land located at the Limpopo province of South Africa, right at the border with Botswana. The place’s real name is Mmabolela and it’s a private nature reserve covering 6500ha of subtropical savanna and part of Limpopo River.

In November 2019 I had a chance to visit the location and participate in an annual residency for composers and sound artists called ‘Sonic Mmabolela’, initiated and curated by Francisco López.

We lived in an isolated property in the middle of savanna having a unique opportunity to exist in undisturbed touch with the African wilderness.

All the natural sounds later used to create Gardenia were captured there — during longtime recording sessions over the virgin interior of Mmabolela Reserve.

The album’s field recording content was selected from several hours of birdsong, calls of frogs, insect noises, sounds of trees, bushes, grass as well as non-living natural elements like stones or shells.

These field recordings were later digitally processed and used as part of 9 musical arrangements.

However the recording sources and the location of Gardenia is defined, it was not my intention to document a South African natural soundscape nor create any other kind of strict concept album.

All I do in my work is an affirmation of beauty hidden in various aspects of the Creation. MJ

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