John Hughes

Surface and Sub – Surface Subversion UNDERGROUND: experimental inter-disciplinary fiction in contemporary art

Sample DATA for: The Gunnersbury Triangle, LIVE! Folder: Story 1 / 2, Projects, SAMPLR App, IPAD Description: 12 x samples recorded directly into SAMPLR. Samples include animal noises and impersonations made by RC and JH and feature an Otter, Badger, Owl, Crow, Mole, Fox, Pigeon and Horse. (Impersonations were made in a small corner next to the BFI lift on 30/12/18). Mixed with recording of Nightjar and Barn Owl taken from British Library Online Wildlife Sound Collection. A sample of ‘Power’ read by RC, an extract taken from Handling London’s Underground Traffic, J.P. Thomas, Operating Manager of London’s Underground, 1928, p.231. Collaged with field recordings made in The Gunnersbury Triangle, Bollo Lane, W4 in July 2018 using a Zoom F4 Hand recorder. Includes sounds of passing District and Overground trains. Recording Date: Live improvisation, 09/01/19, ICA Studio, CARC Duration: Story 1 approx. 8 min & Story 2 approx. 15 min Notes: SAMPLR played as LIVE improvisation off stage, in a cupboard. Sounds made through touch and gesture on the screen surface: disturbing the sound waves with my fingers. CASIO SKI Electronic Keyboard also played, a sample recorded live (my Otter impersonation) and keyboard plugged into Sony portable speaker. Microphone used for Voice. Testing combinations of sound collage, narrative and voice. Listeners wear animal masks…

Listening to The Gunnersbury Triangle, LIVE! CARC, ICA Studio, 2019