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Junko, Thomas Tilly

Wild Protest (LP, clear vinyl)

Label: Vent Des Forêts

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

In stock


** Clear vinyl LP ** Junko and Thomas Tilly present Wild Protest, produced by Emanuele Carcano for Vent des Forets Art Center in France. Each year, Pascal Yonet, director of the Art Center Vent des Forets, invites between six to eight artists to confront a natural forest environment and to create a unique work, more or less ephemeral. The project is born from the desire to bring together two sound artists, a brutiste performer and a field recorder, on a territory that still resounds with cries of two world wars. In July 2016, at Vent des Forets, Junko made a series of cries performances in the woods, wild bursts into the Meuse forest with the howling known from the Japanese noise scene. Out of words and meaning, pure expression of the body, its shrill cries are full of freedom and revolt. The sound of his voice rending sounds of the surrounding nature is recorded by Thomas Tilly, who distills this first sound material to compose a piece revealing an exceptional audio experience. Long time tracking in the forest and around it allowed Junko and Thomas to find the most relevant and surprising places for its outlets. Registration cries, Thomas could capture the immediate or distant sound environment which then forms the basis of its original composition. Each cry is geo-localized, the track list gives the GPS coordinates of each. The opening, which was held July 11, 2015, allowed 70 people to participate in a collective cry. Junko is a member of the cult group of the Japanese noise scene, Hijokaidan (group formed around the guitarist Jojo Hiroshige). Junko joined the group in 1982, participating in the development of an increasingly radical group. Thomas Tilly uses the microphone and speaker as key creative tools. His work is centered on the study of the sound environment and his confrontation with the space in which it exists.

Cat. number: VDF1WP
Year: 2016