Static Cinema

by Mark Vernon

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Recorded 2008–2010 in Balmerino, Berlin, Dundee, Düsseldorf, Glasgow and Trondheim.

Static Cinema is the result of a series of musical improvisations using household objects combined with both treated and untreated field recordings made in Scotland, Germany and Norway between 2008 and 2010.

An audio drama missing its lead actors, Static Cinema explores several
evocative spaces with the roaming ear of the microphone — capturing and interrogating them for meaning. Dramatic perspective shifts equate to different scenes or cuts with long shots, close-ups, pans and zooms. The different recording locations function as spontaneous mise-en-scène waiting in suspense for an event yet to occur, or an actor still to make their entrance.

Reviews:

“...an aural equivalent of sunlit dust motes in an empty, creaky house.”
William Hutson, The Wire.

“...His elliptical approach is brilliant, and his understated imagination never falls asleep for a minute, completely transcending the technique.”
Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector.

“...it just doesn’t sound in any way generic, and there is something refreshingly, oddly original about how it is all put together...”
Richard Pinnell, The Watchful Ear

“... a thought provoking, intimate piece of sound composition... Film noir for the ears.”
Chris Whitehead, The Field Reporter.

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released March 19, 2012

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Mark Vernon Glasgow, UK

Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer based in Glasgow, Scotland. His solo albums include: 'Static Cinema' (Entr'acte 2012), 'Sounds of the Modern Hospital' (meagre resource 2014), 'Things That Were Missed in the Clamour for Calm'(3Leaves 2015) and 'Lend an Ear, Leave a Word' (Kye 2016). He also records and performs in the duo Vernon & Burns (Gagarin, Staalplaat, Ultra Eczema). ... more

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