These ceremonies are physical exhalations of grief at the loss of his mother months before the recording – by turns contemplative, ecstatic, restrained, and unbridled. They reveal Neuringer’s prodigious technical vocabulary and physical stamina, as well as his idiosyncratic compositional influences and sensibilities. Central to all of it is the uncompromising urgency that is a key facet of Neuringer’s creative work.1 heart
Perry Frank started to record Soundscape Box in May 2013, when he began to work on his project Ruins and Regrets. The project is closely linked to the “video-documentary-clip” called Ruins + Regrets that is a collection of all the abandoned villages of the mining past around the town of
Iglesias in Sardinia.
There are many stories about all these abandoned villages, stories about the ghosts that haunt the ruins of the old houses and in some cases Perry had a strange feeling while filming inside those houses. All the scenes are filmed without motion, while other particulars of the landscape such as trees and clouds are moved, shaken or pushed by the Mistral wind to symbolize that the passing of time can do nothing when a regret is living inside our minds. All the ruins stand for the regrets of what has been and what will never be because of human fragility.3 hearts
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