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Elcrys

Michael Wilson | United States | 2017 | 7 Min | Soundscape

Digital Media Art+Cade
2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox

Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21
10am-6pm

https://soundcloud.com/wendigotech/elcrys

In the far future, human beings are attempting to coerce what they believe to be the last remaining herd of elk out of the mountains with bio-engineered synthetic elk. The attempt fails, and the biological elk become more vocal as the synthetic elk are packed up for maintenance and recharging. This soundscape is a futurist re-imagining of elk bugles using synthesizers and samples of actual elk vocalizations recorded in Yellowstone Park.

 

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Michael Wilson (Anishinaabe) is an avid proponent of getting more bass into more music. Footnotes of his wasted youth include a great many piano lessons, comic books, spitting on microphones in short-lived post-punk hardcore bands, and an informal internship with Mind’s Eye Media that would result in an immersion in electronic music and DJ culture.