My inital thoughts about St. Ives, TIME-TRACE-PLACE, and the visual/sonic potential of this project.
Over time, industry, culture and the elements all leave their traces on the land. Years and years of human history and natural metamorphoses are written into the shapes, lines, and symbols of a map.
A map of the area surrounding Porthmeor Studios illustrates the result of this rich history with many layers:
Maps give us directions to navigate though a place just like a musical score gives us directions to navigate through time using sound. Instead of simply using the map as a graphic score, however, I want to explore using separate layers of the map / score, standalone and superimposed, to investigate how the layers fit together and influence each other within the structure of the real and sonic landscape.
I'm looking forward to exploring the sonic possibilities of each layer with the amazing musicians on this residency. Here are my initial ideas;
Next step: Trace and paint each chosen layer of the map...