Saturday, July 22, 2006

Don Joyce

Mort Aux Vaches
Staalplat



A commissioned piece for Dutch radio station VPRO assembled by Negativland's Don Joyce in the long running Mort Aux Vaches series. Here Joyce builds a sonic timescape utilizing WWII era recordings, juxtaposing music and radio commercials with first person accounts of the liberation of European concentration camps. Uneasy listening to be sure, but with an artistic intent:
"We'll Be Right Back' was inspired by watching months and months of TV reports on the troubles in Bosnia, including mass executions, mass rapes, concentration camps and the same old fascist deceits and ethnic genocide familiar in World War 2. These reports were constantly interrupted by commercials and so was World War 2.
Recorded in 1994, and uses only source material for this recording originated during World War 2. Only effects have been added.
Re-upped 9/30/06

5 Comments:

Blogger Muse said...

Look forward to hearing this, although I've been listening to many vets of WW2, Viet-Nam & 1st Gulf tell of their experiences, and it's indeed chilling. For more reasons than 1.
Thanks & Cheers!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

Yes.
I think that the more people scrutinize war and waht it really is and does, the less we'd have them.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Muse said...

In a way, you're right, that's why now, as compared to Nam, the powers that be attempt to hide the death as much as possible.
Remember though, the [people that go know and come back with all the mental/physical problems that plague them until they die.
Not the bastards that want them to do their bidding. They simply could care less ; (
Uh, don't get me started! See Ya!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you re-up this? Please, please, Please!

12:17 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

There ya go pal!

3:07 PM  

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