CURRENT

by Philip Samartzis

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Flow 31:11
2.
Extraction 22:26

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CURRENT comprises two compositions by Philip Samartzis interrogating the technology and infrastructure of electric power generation. Flow, originally commissioned by Frequency OZ and Kunstradio ORF Austria, traces the containment and circulation of water through the series of linked power stations comprising the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme. Extraction is a collaborative work with Michael Vorfeld [DE] that posits sound recordings of the brown coal mines of the Yallourn Valley with improvised performances using electric lightbulbs, switches and relays.

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released January 1, 2013

I would like to acknowledge the support of the following people and organizations for the realization of this project.
AGL Hydro
Australia Council for the Arts
Colin Black
Yanna Black
Sarah McLeod
Kristen Samartzis
Nicholas Samartzis

Design: Chase & Galley
Images & Assistant Sound Recordist (Flow): Madelynne Cornish

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Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Bogong, Australia

The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture is a remote-regional cultural initiative situated in the foothills of Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Established by Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish in 2010, the B-CSC is interested in interrogating the history and culture of wilderness ecologies through site responsive sound and music practices. ... more

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