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Prix 1987 - 2007

Ars Electronica Linz & ORF Oberösterreich

Through Fire, Crevice and the Hidden Valley
Jim Denley

From May 18 until June 1, 2006, I spent 15 days walking and playing saxophone in the Budawang Mountains, a wilderness area in the Morton National Park, South West of Nowra on the east coast of Australia. These mountains are full of dramatic and rugged rock formations - caves, crevices and a hidden valley - it is a wonderland of natural acoustics. Presumably, people have been making playing and singing in these spaces for thousands of years, but it's almost certain that this is the first time they have heard a saxophone. Much of the playing was recorded, often on two separate digital devices which were later synched on computer. These recordings are part musical performances and part field recordings.

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