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CDR; mini kwanyin series; 2013; 限量100张 limited 100 copies

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《观看》展示了一个由半兽构成的风景。它结合了对于仿生的愿望和对于模仿机器的发展。它是环境声音的记忆和反馈的叽喳声的结果。它是一个用来观察的风景,仅仅存在于模糊的结构之中。它是一个对事物和动物造成感染的游戏:动物叫声的传递。会唱歌的电脑创造了半兽:它深思熟虑地创造出事件,重组自然,或者说创造自然,或者说创造我们版本的自然。
“Watching” displays a landscape consisting of half-animals. A conjunction of the wish to mime animals and the development of mimicking machines. A result of the memory of the sounding of the environment and the cheeping of a feedback. A landscape created to be observed, created only inside of a blurry apparatus. A game with the affection to things and animals: animal-voice transmissions. Singing computers creating half-animals, which are deliberate created occurrences, resembling nature, or creating a nature, or recreate our notion of nature.

01, watching 42’33”
review
Brian Olewnick:
“Half-animals” is how Hochherz describes the creatures he’s created here. The uninformed listener may wonder if he’s listening to especially clear and pristine field recordings of insect, amphibian and bird life or if it’s an entirely electronic construct. I think the latter though I’m not sure the sounds, or some of them, don’t have an ultimate genesis in the analog world. In any case, we’re presented with some 42 minutes of these sounds, varying about as much or little as one might encounter near a pond at night, chirruping along at a low level, quite individuated, with the random odd sound or momentary increase in volume. It slips easily into whatever your ambient environment happens to be, unassuming, just slightly alien, a gentle forest of electronic crickets and peepers. Strangely satisfying, somehow more so than many a “real” field recording.