Artist : Mark Fell
Title : Attack on Silence
Release Date : Nov-2008
Genre : Electronic
Label : Line
Run Time : 59:55 min
Video : MPEG-2
Audio : LPCM 2.0
Extras : None in Source
Format : ISO Image
Rar Count : 84x50mb
URL : http://www.12k.com/line/
Attack on Silence brings together a series of works by British artist Mark Fell exploring the
relationships between geometry, color, and waveform. These works have been shown around
the world as performances, installations, and in print.
For the past decade Mark Fell has been one of the leading innovators in the fields of
experimental electronic music and sound art. Combining interests in experimental music,
contemporary art, computer technology and philosophy, his work has been performed and
internationally to wide critical acclaim. Mark Fell is one half of SND.
Sacred geometries, and their sonic equivalents, are said to mirror the micro and macroscopic
structures of the physical world; the complex harmonies of the Tibetan singing bowl, like the
patterns of the Mandala, allow access to the deepest levels of the consciousness inducing
meditative states that transform the very being of their participants. In the modern reciprocals
of these technologies the shift is one of teleology. The sacred metals and antique art of the
singing bowls give way to the magic of digital synthesis as sacred geometry gives proxy to
psychophysiology and the cognitive neuroscience of brainwave entrainment.
Drawn from these sources—with mutual ambivalence—and realized through a distinct
aesthetic minimalism, intricate combinations of form, color and sound are projected through a
series of transitions, sometimes gradual, sometimes abrupt, sometimes giving way to
sustained tones and repetitions. In a process of ever-emerging horizon—an attack on silence
and a space for silence—the potential arises to be ensconced or alienated, a space for
enchantment, for anxiety, for profound boredom or for reverie.
Are these phenomena affirmations or reconfigurations of the subject—routes to an authentic,
spiritual or otherwise—or are they essentially physiological? Are they aesthetic distractions or
intrusive technological interventions—pointers to dystopian possibilities? Are we being
enlightened? Examined? Entertained? Enmeshed?
Recorded at The Music Research Centre at the University of York (UK) and snd studio Sheffield 2007 and 2008.