|Volume Edition 01
edition of 100
OUT OF PRINT
VOLUME commissioned this limited-edition work by Steve Roden in December 2007 in honor of its first year of operations.
"Vester Fields was composed using a found postcard to determine the following sounds/instruments used to generate the piece: violin (an old handmade tramp art instrument), accordion (a very small children's toy accordion from china), voice (my own), plant (a shiso branch), field recordings (from marfa texas and a glacier in norway), and a 1940's home recording (in the form of a 7 inch 78rpm cardboard record)."
-Steve Roden, December 2007
Vester Fields is now available as a free download, courtesy of the artist and VOLUME.
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|Volume Edition 02
surround sound dvd
edition of 250
VOLUME and the artist will release a surround sound dvd of Cain's Dead Air installation in collaboration with the exhibition California Video at the Getty Center, opening in March, 2008.
Inspired by a study that equated high levels of Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) with depression, Los Angeles artist Jeff Cain created Dead Air, a series of field recordings taken from physical sounds of four radio towers in the Mount Wilson Antenna Farm- a collection of almost 50 radio and television antennas located on top of a mountain in the Angeles National Forest. The artist discovered that the highest concentration of EMF on the west coast was the Mt. Wilson Antenna Farm.
The recordings in Dead Air were made by placing contact mics on the surface of four Mt Wilson radio towers. The end result is a four channel recording of wind and radio physically interacting at the base of some of the most technologically and culturally powerful broadcast media in the world. Dead Air is presented at the Bleeding Edge Festival as a sound installation in the wilderness, just outside of the immediate festival activity, referencing the actual Mt. Wilson towers as they themselves loom heavily over the Los Angeles Basin.
Jeff Cain/Shed Research Institute
California Video at the Getty Center