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supplementing the composition 'door de ruit' is this special limited edition book, offering a slanted view into the processes behind the piece - instruments, recorders, locations, a listening score, abstract impressions and more fill the translucent pages, combining with those before and after in deliberate and improvised ways, analogous to the composition itself
printed as wit en zwart digitaal at de kijm & zonen, den haag hand-bound by haddow with black thread from his own face... first edition of ten, second edition available to pre-order
field recordings intersect with imperfect improvisations of home-made instruments and hardware processing - gestures, spaces and serendipitous compositions thread together for a familiar but distorted listening situation - incongruous sources open a dialogue between the city of den haag and a resident who moved through it
all sound sources are given the status ‘instrument’ and the objects and forces which move them, ‘exciters’ - post production is strictly limited, focussing intently on the qualities of the recordings as they are - for this reason, attention is drawn to the places / spaces, and situation of each sound source - conventional instruments have also been avoided - each sound source was either built, found or occured automatically
released September 28, 2018
arrangement of sights and sounds by robert shuttleworth
mixed with assistance from daniele fabris / leden
premiered at helicopter, den haag at the courtesy of arvind ganga, on the twenty eighth of september, twenty eighteen
haddow continues to operate due entirely to the dialogue between the work and its support, including...
HADDOW is a persona for improvised exploration of home made instruments and found sounds - simple gestures build and fall
forming a primal sound between beat and drone - whether performing live or composing, the approach is with precise, objective naivety, allowing accidents, automatic systems and situational aspects to propel the music...more