It's Detached From the Earth

Artwork
video installation. This video is done with one shot over my record player as I play side one to "voices of the loon". This Lp is fascinating in its own right. It explores the sound of the Loon bird song as well as environmental and romantic knowledge of the Loon. The narrator has a voice that makes scientific knowledge sound like poetry (the video title is taken from his statement describing one of the Loons calls). I have manipulated his voice in the studio to amplify this poetic quality. These birds are very musical and even tend to prefer the key of b flat so I also created a rhythmic score to accompany their songs.
2009