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Jorn Ebner

Perifaerye (LP, Purple + Booklet)

Label: Gruenrekorder

Format: LP, Coloured + Booklet

Genre: Sound Art

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*300 copies limited edition* Perifaerye is a multi-part work of art comprising of 18 soundscapes, 36 digital drawings and 24 writings. Perifaerye is at once a record release, a book, a website; in the autumn of 2023 a series of playlists were published on billboards, linking the online soundscapes to the real-life physical realm. This publication is an artistic hybrid: a vinyl record / book combining sound, image and text. 

The 18 audio works condense the sounds of the urban periphery into a sonic cartography. In Hamburg-Eidelstedt, people live in smaller detached houses and in larger apartment blocks. New housing estates have been developed recently in direct neighbourhood to the motorway, and currently in the district centre; a district where post-war housing estates and architectural remnants from a village past co-exist. Even meadows and fields, surrounded by the noise of motorways and other traffic, aeroplanes (the airport is close by) and railways (passenger and und freight trains, long distance, regional and local services). This collection of soundscapes – each a short composition on its own – presents a sonic portrait of a contemporary urban area. 

In the spring 2023, Jorn Ebner recorded the urban spaces of the Hamburg district of Eidelstedt. For each audio piece there is an image. The artist’s writings reflect and accompany the creative process. For this book and record, Sebastian Kokus and Thomas Korf created a very haptic design. Each part of the whole can be experienced as a single piece: the A2-sized poster is part of the outer sleeve; the booklet presents image and text (German only); the record is visible through the holes in the inner and outer sleeves and forms part of the cover. 

Cat. number: Gruen 219
Year: 2023

Booklet, 24 pages (incl. cover)
Vinyl-LP, with printed outer and inner sleeve
Poster, A2

Recorded in Hamburg Eidelstedt Februar-April 2023
Edited & mixed in Berlin Kreuzberg Mai-Juni 2023
Mastering Manmade Mastering, Berlin
Design T.E.O.T.H.
Drawings and writings Jorn Ebner