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SOUND PORTRAITS

I have been making sound portraits since 1985, when I crossed the Brooklyn Bridge with a cassette recorder to make a field recording that became the basis for the work ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. This was followed by three more solo works: ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜น, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ; ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, and ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, all of which combined field recordings from a chosen place with live instrumental improvisations. Since then, most of my works in this genre have been collaborations with local improvisers, including ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จรณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ, ร๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด, and ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ-10 ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด.
Most have been released as CDs or CD-books, except for ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, my sound portraits of the lake district of Michoacรกn inhabited mainly by the indigenous Purepecha. This work was performed live in Morelia and twice more in Mexico City but never released as a recording.
CONTACT: wademadrid@gmail.com

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