An audio extension of the film installation screened at the Karoo Disclosure exhibitions and several other art events, this album was recorded and produced by Maxim Starcke. Lisa Bauer composed and performed the melodic themes with Starcke arranging and digitally creating the soundscape.
All sounds were recorded on-site at Doornberg Farm near Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo.
The album incorporates Bauer’s voice, violin, scrap metal- and found-object percussion with Starcke’s field-recordings of the natural soundscape of the area. It also features the voice of Deborah Weber, personifying the Diviner character in opposition to Bauer’s violin representing the alien and gold-ornamented Prospector - the duality of industrialism vs nature conservation, the struggle against environmental destruction and other aspects in the exhibition’s narrative.
Karoo Disclosure: Soundscapes / Volume 1, credits:
Maxim Starcke - field recordings, music production, digital arrangements/treatment, mixing, mastering, cover design/photography
Lisa Bauer - violin, vocals, scrap metal & organic percussion, fence, etc
Deborah Weber - voice
Damien Schumann - metal sheet
Produced by Maxim Starcke
© Karoo Disclosure 2017.
Karoo Disclosure exhibition and video currently showing at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein (see poster below for details) | Karoo Disclosure: Soundscapes / Volume 1 (by Maxim Starcke and Lisa Bauer) launched on 6 April at the exhibition opening with a launch performance and masterclasses.
Karoo Disclosure is a collaborative art project, video installation and exhibition that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking in the Karoo region of South Africa.
Set in the semi-desert Karoo region of South Africa, the project looks at the effects of shale gas exploration (fracking) on land, people and the environment through the use of performance, photography, costume, sound and video.
The collaborating South African artists and specialists are:
Deborah Weber, Elgin Rust, Gina Waldmann, Margaret Stone, Lisa Bauer, Maxim Starcke, Damien Schumann, Michelle Liao & Tom Glenn.