Brandon LaBelle - Multitude-Solitude
  Year :   2000
  Location :   Austria
  Worktype :   Composition
  Materials:   CD Commission
  Info :   Kunstradio and was produced during a 3-day stay in Vienna in August 2000

  Work Details  
  In response to the invitation to make a work for radio I decided to produce all the sound materials while in Vienna, drawing upon a direct relationship to the city and my experience there. This process consisted of primarily two activities: firstly, amplifying pre-recorded sounds of crowds from various events in public spaces in Vienna, and re-recording them--in essence, overlaying public spaces and public crowds on top of each other and highlighting the multiplicity of overheard voices, and through this, how language becomes abstracted when it is situated against public space; secondly, taking a series of walks around Vienna with contact microphones taped to the bottom of my shoes. What resulted from these walks was a kind of sonic residue of the meeting between body and space, between private experience and public environment, underscoring how as an individual one is always part of a greater situation.