[photo: John Grzinich]

[Kom-pohst]


A radio work created for ABC Radio national's Soundproof program, arranged by Simon Whetham, John Grzinich and Eamon Sprod from the collective recordings and experiences of artists participating in the Active crossover residency, Mooste, Estonia April-May 2015 : Tuulikki Bartosik, Richard Eigner, Fernando Godoy, Evelyn Grzinich, Jim Haynes, Park Jin Young, Rostislav Rekuta, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Dawn Scarfe, Maksims Shentelevs, Taavi Suisalu, Arlene Tucker and James Wyness.

Listen / Download broadcast version MP3 from ABC here compositions available in higher quality from Active Crossover Bandcamp 




[kom-pohst] comprises a work in three parts, born out of a process of the decomposition and recomposition of an archive of collected artefacts (be they objects, materials, sites, memories and traces), formed into a collection of sonic reflections.

The notion of compost conjures both a material form and a living process, the essential function of which is transformation, the breaking down or decaying process of organic matter, that is vital to all living systems.

[kom-pohst] has grown from the mass of sonic material gathered by sixteen artists involvement in Active Crossover: Mooste, a collective residency held during April-May 2015. The three composers have charted connections between the various singular activities, intersected the common threads, and assembled them as a nebulous web of sonic interactions and experiences.

The composting of these artefacts embraces a metaphorical transformation of debris, giving a voice to a unique collective archive, of which itself is an outgrowth of a living system of interwoven artistic activity. The pieces combine to present a set of sonic interpretations from the process of investigation and collaboration, of sharing experience and materials.

To hear pieces made by all AC: Mooste participants please visit: Cronica's Corollaries series