bremsstrahlung recordings is a not-for-profit-seeking organization which focuses on publishing egoless sound. Any profit made goes to help fund the nature sound preservation campaign “one square inch of silence,” headed by Gordon Hempton. This is a quest to find one square inch within a national park in which “natural quiet” (absence of man-made sounds) exists. This campaign has already led to greater awareness of sound pollution in parks and caused airlines to redirect flight paths in order to better preserve “natural quiet.”
As the sole sponsor of this quest we will do what we can to ensure that work of raising awareness on noise pollution in national parks can continue. Currently Gordon is currently looking to conduct an acoustic survey to locate feasible one-inch sites in the ten national parks on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
TRANS>PARENT RADIATION 001 : Spellewauerynsherde, Interpretations Various & Sundry
Utilizing source material taken from reel to reel recordings of Icelandic accapella lament songs made in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s 10 sound artists interpret these haunting sounds in their compositions. A CD LP by Akira Rabelais based on this source material can be found at Samadhi Sound.
[Christian Fennesz] [Kit Clayton] [Taylor Deupree] [Josh Russell] [Carmen Baier] [Nobukaza Takemura] [Alejandra & Aeron] [Stephan Mathieu] [Steve Roden] [i8u]
Each TRANS>PARENT RADIATION release will be made available for a limited time as high quality (192kbs) downloadable MP3 audio and then later issued as professionally duplicated, silk-screened CDRs with professionally printed handmade packaging. The edition runs will be small (50 – 100), hand numbered, and NOT reissued.