Janek Schaefer - Vijftiende Mixer - Location Stories
  Year :   2006
  Location :   Netherlands
  Worktype :   double 7
  Materials:   fieldrecording-based soundwork
  Info :   http://www.stichtingmixer.nl/

  Work Details  
  Janek Schaefer has gained a reputation when it comes to fieldrecording-based soundworks. Using his sonic surroundings, manipulated or not, Schaefer comes up with unique and intimate results. Location Stories is another collection of found-sound stories, that Stichting Mixer is proud of to release. A: Minneapolis Office Max Messages (1.45 min) A collage of the messages I found left on the display model of a mini digital dictaphone bought at a Branch of Office Max in Minneapolis. In a condensed period of time we get to hear many different cultures and stereotypes interacting with the technology uninterrupted by the presence of sales staff. The track concludes with a voice from my car radio, as I tested it in the car park outside, talking about innovation and technology. B: Field Recording (6.00 min) This is the unedited recording of a huge field of silent goats in the village of Villanueva de la Concepcion, south Spain. They were all wearing goat bells and didnt bleat once. The result is a random cacophony of bells. A very pure field recording composition. C: Amazon Word Game [beginning] (7.41 min) D: Amazon Word Game [ending] (7.40 min) A recording made in the heart of The Amazon Rain Forest, where a Brazilian guide, two English tourists and a German tourist, are lying in hammocks at dusk, in a camp made from palm leaves, playing a word association game. The language differences make an entertaining and intimate play of language in the middle of the ambient sounds of the virgin rainforest.