Intersection is entirely created using field recordings taken in November 2009 in and around the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. The field recordings were transferred to a laptop and layered, filtered, slowed down and processed in many ways to form the composition. The idea of using recordings of day by day sounds as material for musical expression is not new. It has been pioneered shortly after the advent of tape recorders in the late 1940 by the French composer Pierre Schaeffer and others. They coined the term 'musique concrete' for these kind of works.
Intersection manifests itself in two ways; as a CD version from Spring 2010 and as a live concert. The CD version is above. This version has been released on the documentation CD that has been created for the premiere of the concert in Hanoi. The source material for the music on the CD also works as a set of possible scenarios which forms the basis of the live performance. During the performance the material is recombined, processed and diffused over a multi channel sound system surrounding the listener. The concert version is a constantly gorwing and mutating entity. Each time I perform the piece I change the narration and add new material..
Photos on this page taken March 29 2010 in Hanoi