City Circles

Originally composed for the 2020 edition of the Australasian Computer Music Conference, “City Circles” is a 28 minute piece that furthers my research on loops as a main musical currency, as well as the exploration of urban sounds and scenery, also present in 2018’s “A deafening silence”.

Low frequency pulses and oscillator-like tones set up the canvas for field recordings to take the hand of the listener and embark on a circular stroll around a nondescript city, both through dangerous alleyways and lively parklands.

Composed by Subespai (Mauri Edo).
Artwork & layout by Josh Paton.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Matthew Syres.
Performed @ Alpha House Gallery in Erskineville, Gadigal Land. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Astral Noize

[…] In many ways, City Circles feels like an exploration of connection, of emerging from our wombs of safety, out into the wilds of life while promising, in the end, to be absorbed into overwhelming light. Subespai succeeds, most certainly, in prompting the listener to translate sound to existential examination. […]

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