e00 Pushing. Hearing. Outwards. (2018)

a 54 minute soundscape composition produced for framework radio

Pushing. Hearing. Outwards.is comprised of 11 sets of 2 overlapping field recordings from the simplesoundscapes.cacollection, each separated by about 15 seconds of silence. Pushing. Hearing. Outwards.(2018)is inspired by indigenous writer Richard Wagamese’sunfinished novel Starlight, notably on page 180, where Wagamese writes:‘she focused on that tiny point of light and pushed her hearing out through it’.This quote inspiredmetoexplore the idea of pushing the boundaries of our senses through to other dimensions. I suggest that the listener set aside any expectations or judgements when listening to Pushing. Hearing. Outwards.and to open hearing beyond the sounds yourself (and see what happens). Pushing. Hearing. Outwards.is available for streaming and as a free download on http://simplesoundscapes.ca. This work is dedicated to the memory of Richard Wagamese, who passed away in 2017.

I invite you to click on the links below to hear the complete 3-minute recordings on Vimeo or SoundCloud:

  1. e11 arrival+ e14 rise
  2. e01 rumble+ e106 sommet
  3. e53 space+ e113 bahn
  4. e87 bridge+ e97 raven
  5. e98 current+ e108 plane
  6. e42 fidget+ e65 curtain
  7. e114 fan+ e121 caroling
  8. e90 field+ e124 bol
  9. e109 lake+ e112 stove
  10. cage + chopin (cage and chopin are from the 10-minute simplesoundscapes podcast pilot series from 2016-17, which is no longer published)
  11. e11 arrival+ frogs (frogs is from the 10-minute simplesoundscapes podcast pilot series from 2016-17 – which is no longer published)8

Author: Claude Schryer

Claude Schryer is a composer and sound artist based in Ottawa, see http://www.electrocd.com/en/bio/schryer_cl/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/claude-schryer-92058911 and https://www.claudeschryer.ca/