NOCTURNE

by Jamie Drouin

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A nocturne is a composition inspired by, and intended to be played at night. The instrumentation might integrate the sounds of nocturnal nature by being performed outdoors, or with open windows.

In the case of this piece, it was built from several field recordings of landscapes in which the sounds of modern interventions - power transformers, wind through discarded plastic bottles, heat pumps, flapping cardboard, etc - assert their dominance in the night experience. These in situ objects paradoxically take on the roles of central 'instruments', while nature attempts to weave around them.

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released November 16, 2016

Composed, mastered and designed by Jamie Drouin

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Jamie Drouin Victoria, British Columbia

Jamie Drouin is a Canadian sound and visual artist. His minimalistic works explore the unique perceptual experiences which can evolve from linear processes applied to a focused range of materials.

Drouin has collaborated with several international artists including projects with Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Crys Cole, Olaf Hochherz, Hannes Lingens, Yann Novak, Lance Austin Olsen, and Sabine Vogel.
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