JEWEL OF THE EAR
GILLES AUBRY & ROBERT MILLIS
Sound performance and presentation on early Indian records and funeral rituals
Dienstag 6. Oktober 2015, 19 Uhr (starts: 20 h)
The evening will end with the screening of ‚Ghosts of Isan‘, a movie produced by Millis for Sublime Frequencies.
Jewel of the Ear is a new collaborative sound project that combines Indian 78rpm shellac records, gramophones, field recordings, feedback and electronics. The starting point was simply improvising with two seemingly disparate sounds: field recordings of crackling funeral cremations in Varanasi, India and the equally crackling sound of early shellac records. From there the project has come to explore through sound and music the links between archival practices, colonialism, recording technology and funeral practices in early 20th century India and beyond.
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