“I’m Bill Thompson, we’re going to start”.
Owww. Sine tone
Like vinyl noise.
Like vinyl noise.
High sine tone.
Like vinyl tone. Higher in the mix. More defined.
Source = water? Fire?
Pop. Pop Pop… crackle
The footsteps of latecomers.
Skrayp of chair.
1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2 3, 1 2 3 4
Mid-low percussion kicks.
I close my eyes and wait for something to write.
Any number of images come into my mind.
The first being a view of the ocean today during a soundwalk.
Cold wind, ocean surf, ships in the middle distance. What does this have to do with these sounds?
Hi hi static sine tones, with slight beating.
Low register bass tones. Beating more noticeable.
Thompson pulls out a contact mic and battery powered fan. It makes a sound.
Beating pulse tones continue.
Cough from two seats to my left.
I look at the clock.
A lo to mid bass texture comes into the mix.
I am experiencing some in ear soundings.
A deeper bass texture increases its presence. Pulsing, pulsating.
Hi frequencies are now clearly sounding in my ears.
Not unpleasant. Not pleasant. What then?
A bass texture, pulsating comes into the foreground.
In ear tones continue. Maybe one of the extractor fans from the Heathrow smokers’ area have spawned a cartoon monster offspring that has tracked me here?
The sound of oars? Running stream water.
I am now inside the sound. Or rather, it is now inside of me.
Everything disappears other than pulsing pure tones.
As I move my head, so the effect changes. Hmmm…
The same tone that began the piece is still there.
I am sitting much closer to the left speaker than to the right. Am I missing something?
People seem much more comfortable and attentive to this than the last performance. Is this due to Thompson turning on a toy disco light? There is something strangely focusing about the banal play of light from yellow, to green to orange, to red to yellow to…
The threshold has fallen.
Low bass hum. Gentle.
In ear tones continue at a much more comfortable level.
Click, click, clik-clik, click, click, clik- clik.
Male voice (whispered) “This is shite.” (Scottish accent)
“Lots more tomorrow.”