Broken telephone

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    Commissioned by BALTIC for the exhibition Across islands, Divides. This four ep set features all compositions made as part of the work. All tracks were mastered by Simon Davey (The Exchange) and pressed by Optimal in Germany on 180g vinyl, thanks to Chris Marlow at Well Tempered. The sleeves were all hand printed and debossed by master printer Lee Turner at Hole Editions on recycled board from Paperback. The set also features a text on the piece by writer Iris Aspinal Priest.

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Broken Telephone was conceived as a game (which takes its inspiration from the playful linguistic version) between 4 participants. Each participant made an original piece of music which travelled round the other players, one after the other, attempting to recreate from memory what they had heard after just one listen. The sixteen resulting tracks are to be released as four 12” records, but were installed in a specific realisation of the project as part of Peter J. Evans' solo exhibition "Across islands, divides" at BALTIC B39. The evolving compositions reveal what gets lost in translation, what distance brings and how one thing interacts with another through a series of complex processes. They illustrate how one thing, as Evans argues ‘through movement and time always becomes something else’.


released December 4, 2015

Participants: Mark Fell, Laura Cannell, Rhodri Davies, Peter J. Evans.

Many thanks to Sam Grant at Blank Studios for digital mastering, Simon Davey at The Exchange for vinyl mastering.

A BALTIC commission for the exhibition "Across islands, divides" by Peter J. Evans

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England



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