Infrastructure is the medium
Statement by Bruce Odland
The infrastructure is the medium and we are its message. All other
sounds we use as communication or entertainment exist against the
unacknowledged backdrop of our inheritated industrial soundscape.
The sound of the infrastructure shapes our thoughts about sound because
it is the landscape in which all other sounds exist. Even if we can
afford to isolate ourselves in an anechoic chamber we have merely
created at great expense a hole in a vast sonic terrain of fossiled
fueled transport, industrial production, and cultural noise. The world
is flanged, its airspace ruled by the waveform of motors. Everything
we make is heard against this cantus firmus of gigantic proportions.
When The Masterbuilder Robert Moses created the highway system of New York,
he also created its sound design. This radio broadcast is an homage to the ghost of Robert Moses.
Bruce Odland is a Composer & Sounddesigner from New York
He is collaborating with Sam Auinger since 1989.
Ein paar Bilder aus NYC.
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