Na emissão desta semana o Zepelim convidou a artista sonora australiana Melanie Velarde, para criar uma peça de rádio original (36:22”) a partir de field recordings e fragmentos musicais que guarda nas suas inúmeras cassetes. A segunda parte do programa foi criada a partir de uma improvisação baseada no material sonoro que Melanie disponibiliza no seu website em 34 pequenos players…
“Melanie Velarde’s practice comprises sound, improvisation, field recordings, found objects, and the site specific residues of physical and emotional environments. She uses methods that constitute an aleatorical process across geographic, physical and emotional boarders. Her compositional approach is informed by the participating object and sound’s location and heritage, bringing time and place as modulating elements into play. Interested in the spatial and semiotic properties of accidental and found sounds, she uses field recordings and low fi recording methods to produce sonic textures that can be experienced within a defined space usually in form of documentation, installation and improvisation…”
Her podcast for Radio Zepelim is a small selection of multiple cassette tape recordings consisting of musical fragments and field recordings, taped across locations in Berlin and Melbourne (Australia).