This release features the original Wentworth Visitation audio composition and an in-situ audio recording of the installation work at its opening on the morning of March 2nd 2013.
Wentworth Visitation was an audio installation for the Old Wentworth Gaol wherein composed sounds from the gaol and the wider Wentworth area are broadcast through loudspeakers into a gaol cell, with the intention of evoking an imagined visitation of the natural world as experienced by the former inmates of the gaol.
Wentworth Visitation was a commissioned work for the 2013 Mildura-Wentworth Arts Festival.
released March 1, 2014
"Wentworth Visitation - audio composition": source material recorded in December 2012 and composed from January to March 2013 in Ableton Live and Logic 9. Mixdown and mastering in Logic 9, March 2013.
Source material was recorded at Old Wentworth Gaol, Perry Sandhills, Murray-Darling river conflux and surrounding areas using an Edirol HR-09 stereo HD recorder and customised contact microphones and hydrophones.
Subsequent mastering for this release in Logic 9, March 2014.
"Wentworth Visitation - cell recording": recorded in Old Wentworth Gaol Male Cell block using an Edirol HR-09 stereo HD recorder. Mastered in Logic 9, March 2014.
This work could not have been made possible without the assistance and support of Kim Chalmers, Anne & Steve Hedrics and Lauren Playfair.