A449 (Work in Progress)
From the record release
The A449 is a road between Newport and Monmouth in South Wales. This road lasts for 19 miles, during this road you cannot turn around and go back to the place you have left.
There is no access from one side of the road to another.
Over the past year (2003) this road has been the basis of Dan Hopkins work.
Forming the structure of a film, a live performance sound piece, a piece of music and an ongoing installation piece.
The works generated are based on visual and audio recordings of the said road, while traveling upon it, all the recordings are made while moving. Creating constant movement within the works.
noground-r released this project as a 3’ audio cdr which contains a 20 minute version of the piece.
Reviews of the work have said..
It’s an excellent work, whose crafty assemblage and emotional content are both the indication of a thorough groundwork.
When the field recordings return after a few minutes they are looped and treated with delay, creating an almost lo fi repetitious rhythmic pulse which then oscillates between various effects to quite mesmerizing effect.
This CD has also had airplay on the following shows
Resonance FM’s Frequenzen.. (UK)
Darkness Drops Again on Radio AKROPOLIS.. (CZ)
The audio is available to download here,