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When the Days All Tip from Nests and Fly Down Roads

by Richard Eigner



When the Days All Tip from Nests and Fly Down Roads consists exclusively of Field Recordings made by various sound artists and myself during our residencies at MoKS in Mooste, Estonia for the Active Crossover project curated by Simon Whetham and John Grzinich.
The piece is constructed from sonic discoveries made during the expeditions of Mooste and its surroundings, which was especially appealing to me for the contrasts between nature and derelict and abandoned structures from the soviet area. I chose recordings of rain resonating two large scaled plastic tubes, a gurgling stream, wire fence set to motion by the ever changing winds, startled geese flying over and frogs singing their songs embedded into the natural soundscape of rural Estonia, amongst others.
My aim was to convey the atmosphere I was absorbed in, wandering around in solitude in the landscape almost devoid of human presence.

This is the second release in the series Corollaries that will span 2016, compiling works resulting from Active Crossover: Mooste, a cross-cultural collaborative residency curated by Simon Whetham and hosted by MoKS, in April and May 2015. All works are composed from material compiled in a collective archive during the project.


released February 29, 2016

Written and produced by Richard Eigner.
Field recordings by Richard Eigner, John Grzinich, Jim Haynes, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Eamon Sprod, Simon Whetham.
Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais.
Cover photo by Simon Whetham.

Special thanks to Simon Whetham and MoKS for their great iniatiative and tremendous support.


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