Metaphonics Presented by Jap Sam Books, Temporary Residence LTD. and PRINTtEXT.
Wednesday 26 September doors 7:00 pm – 7:30pm start | £6 adv / £9 door
Metaphonics Premiere at IKLECTIK with The Complete Field Works Recordings
Colliding black holes, whispering caves, melting glaciers, and exploding volcanoes. These are some of the things you will hear as Field Works unveil their massive 7-album box set and new book, Metaphonics. Performers include writers and musicians from the Field Works ensemble. Presented by Jap Sam Books, Temporary Residence LTD. and PRINTtEXT.
Metaphonics: The Complete Field Works Recordings is a sprawling anthology of site-responsive music, imagery, and original text, spanning 7 vinyl LPs and a hardbound book. Inspired by Stuart Hyatt’s audio ﬁeld recordings, musicians from around the world have contributed complex sonic narratives under the Field Works banner. Each album begins with Hyatt’s samples and soundscapes from a particular time and location, weaving them into musical phrases and ultimately into song cycles intended to give the listener a heightened and more nuanced sense of place. The companion book, Metaphonics, offers the listener context through original essays on acoustic ecology, human noise, and the aesthetics of our soundscape. An edition of 225, this very limited boxed set comes in custom packaging, and includes high-quality audio download codes for the entire 7xLP set.
In Metaphonics The Field Works Listener’s Guide, Hyatt contributes a complete track-by-track guide to the 7-album Field Works box set, addressing from many angles the interpretation of place through sound.