by Atilio Doreste

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Murmur. A derive. The Alisios winds move the forest. I am searching for quiet places. I record what I find. Generally we don't accept the noisy presence of the field recorder him or herself. It is annoying and takes us out of the soundscape in the same way as that of a microphone appearing above the frame in a bad movie. However, when working with derives, or drifts, I accept my own impact on the site and reveal the reality of the creative process. We chose and create the boundaries of our sonic environment.

Recorded in Anaga Natural Park Tenerfie and Meriga Dam, La Gomera.

Atilio Doreste; Walker, artist, photographer and phonographer based on Tenerife. He is professor at the Painting and Sculpture Department of Universidad de La Laguna, and researcher at University Institute of Social and Political Sciences ULL. He is also a director at group interuniversity and interdisciplinary research Taller de Acciones Creativas, whose research interests are art, nature and landscape. He was director of the various editions of Landscape Workshop in Canary and Congress NODOS: ON on soundscape, heritage and creativity, within the project Fonoteca de Mar (Septenio, Canarias Cultura en Red), and member of the scientific committee of Campo Adentro, CBA, Fine Art Papers, Bellas Artes Papers ULL, and ASRI Art and society Research Journal. Professor of Art and Landscape in Art master of Territory and Landscape, and Director of Photography Aula, ULL.


released May 6, 2013



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Very Quiet Records is a small independent label. The idea is simple. We release recordings of quiet places or situations from sound artists and field recordists from around the world. (Please note, we are not accepting submissions at the moment).

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