MUTATIONS-Sonic City (2000)

Various: MUTATIONS-Sonic City
(CD AER 0608)

The 2000 Mutations exhibition presented ‘an atlas of new urban spaces’, curated by Rem Koolhaas and designed by Jean Nouvel, first showed in Bordeaux (November 24th 2000 – March 25th 2001). The catalogue featured works and texts by: Rem Koolhaas and the Harvard Project on the City, Sanford Kwinter and Daniela Fabricius, Stefano Boeri, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nadia Tazi, Jean Attali, Moulier Boutang, Saskia Sassen, Bart Lootsma, and many others.

Mutations Tour:
11/2000 – 03/2001 Bordeaux
10/2001 – 01/2002 Bruxelles
11/2001 – 01/2002 Tokyo
01/2002 – 03/2002 Milano

01 Masami Akita ‘Ikebukuroà Dadatexture’ (7:29)
02 Justin Bennett ‘Rumours/Resonances (4:56)
03 Janet Cardiff ‘Missing Voice’ (5:29)
04 Serge Comte ‘Reykjavik, Part 1: Les Canards Part 2: Les Oies Part 3: Les Cygnes’ (9:04)
05 Carl Michael Von Hausswolff ‘An Abstract Model For Something That, In Intervals, Occurs All The Time’ (8:13)
06 Sarat Maharaj ‘Xenosonics’ (7:05)
07 Pascale Martine Tayou ‘Deep Deep’ (8:15)
08 Franz Pomassl ‘Aircra 1’ (3:26)
09 Natasha Sadr Haghighian & Rashad Becker ‘Play-Display’ (9:58)
10 Kim Sooja ‘Cities On The Move, Mexico City’ (3:55)
11 Mika Vainio ‘Ilmanvaihto’ (7:18)

Sound selection compiled by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, played in exhibition rooms and available as accompanying ‘Sonic City’ CD with the ‘Mutations’ catalogue, published 2001 by Center for architecture Arc En Rêve, Bordeaux, France. All tracks are sourced from ‘urban recordings’ (rather than field recordings!). I particularly enjoy the Janet Cardiff track, commenting her Barcelona recordings.

3 Responses to “MUTATIONS-Sonic City (2000)”

  1. 1 maina March 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    can i have this ebook in softcopy…thanks. I’d really appreciate

  2. 2 continuo March 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Copies are available from Amazon.

  3. 3 maina March 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I meant free copy :)

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