The Long Night of Radioart 2004

19:30 - 24:00 (+1 GMT)
Radiokulturhaus Wien
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19:30 - 6:00 (+1 GMT)
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ON-AIR > 19:40

Song of Place - Vancouver

19:40 - 19:46

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on air: impressions from Steve Heimbecker's live performance at the RadioKulturhaus:

The audio composition of "Songs of Place: Vancouver" follows the same editing and conceptual techniques as the other "Songs of Place" compositions, using the same AMP and DVM processes, and mapping architecture. A circle drawn on the map of the city, using Queen Elizabeth Park as the centre point and the diameter of circle limited by the water edge of the ocean water's is the system used to find the 8 recording locations.  In this piece the sound of a flock of seagulls flying over head and feeding on bread crumbs will be used as the editing template for the DVM editing process (just as dripping water was used in the Songs of Place: Halifax or the sound of my footfalls in Songs of Place: Montreal, or the blowing wind in Songs of Place: Springwater).  The videos are all one shot continuous takes of the AMP recording sites.  These AMP videos are edited together using random insert editing so that all 8 sites, play simultaneously together but show only one of the 8 views at a one time.  The left and right "insert" videos are then slowly introduced over top of the view of the Pacific ocean, like image posts or totems which counterpoint the horizon line of the ocean.  Eventually three such posts on both the left and right edges of the "triptych" are manifested. Synchronized together, these video images sometimes combine (randomly) to show this "point of view" as a unified video frame over the background image.  The background ocean image is taken from the bow and stern of one of many BC ferry boats crossing to Vancouver Island from Vancouver and back.  The ocean video is played back at double speed, and like all the other videos in this piece is continuous and unbroken. 



Steve Heimbecker