Hosted by the Asian Music Research Unit and the Unit for Sound Practice Research, Gilles Aubry & Robert Millis present "Jewel of the Ear"
“Jewel of the Ear” is a new collaborative sound project by Gilles Aubry and Robert Millis that combines Indian 78rpm shellac records, gramophones, field recordings, feedback and electronics. The starting point was simply improvising with two seemingly disparate sounds: field recordings of crackling funeral cremations in Varanasi, India and the equally crackling sound of early shellac records. From there the project has come to explore through sound and music the links between archival practices, colonialism, recording technology and funeral practices in early 20th century India and beyond.
Robert Millis from Seattle is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins, a solo artist and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. His work generally focuses on traditional music from around the world as well as music from the early days of recording. He has scored films--including the cult horror film Session Nine--created sound installations and produced and designed audio projects--including Victrola Favorites on Dust-to-Digital.
Gilles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist living in Berlin since 2002. His artistic practice is based on an auditory approach of the real informed by researches on cultural, material and historical aspects of sound production and reception. Combining ethnography, critical discourse and sound experiments, Aubry creates installations, performances and movies without pictures.
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