This album is a companion to Royaume de lumière | Kingdom of light
“La durée poignardée” is a 20-minute soundscape I composed using field recordings taken by Éireann Lorsung during summer 2018. The recordings were taken within a 30-mile radius of Lorsung’s then-house in Flanders, Belgium, in locations she accessed on foot, by bicycle, and by train. The title plays with René Magritte’s 1938 painting “La durée poignardée.”
I assembled the recordings in Pure Data, creating a program that would loop and play and pause and play again these recordings at random intervals to achieve an ongoing and always-changing soundscape. I programmed in several events into the patch, adding some intentional structure to what is still a mostly generative composition.
Éireann made the artwork, superimposing images she took in Belgium.
- La durée poignardée
- Rough Draft Records