One-shot sonic portraits of 4 houses, their inhabitants and their relationship to sound, from 2 of the most deep-thinking field-recording artists around. The outcome is a blurry network of cause and effect between residents and musicians, blurring any idea of who the author of the recordings is. The piece is an investigation into how sounds interact with, represent and are part of space, time and everyday life. Jean-Luc and Eric asked a series of questions during their visits, (which may or may not have included): Which is the room you spend most time in? Why? What sounds do you like there? Why? What sounds don’t you like there? Why? Do you want a cup of tea? What music do you listen to in this room? Why? Can we use your music to listen to your house? Can we record all of this?Read
Eric La Casa: one of Europe’s leading field recording artist who’s incredible releases include recordings spanning the unlikely range of the minute/ mundane/ terrifying sound of up-close Parisian lifts, to arsey Dundonian car park attendants. Jean-Luc Guionnet: we are more and more convinced that Jean-Luc is a key thinker/ doer in European experimental music: studied with Xenakis; plays ferocious, overwhelming organ, spartan to skronking sax, electronics; has read (and understands more clearly) all our favourite theorists.
A CD of this project including the live performance at Tramway and the original ‘House’ recordings from Uninstal was released on Potlatch records in 2014