Scanner - 52 Spaces

52 Spaces

Scanner

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 11 tracks £9.99
Download Album (MP3) 11 tracks £7.00
Download Album (WAV) 11 tracks £7.00
Download individual tracks From £0.79

Description

Scanner - 52 Spaces

Commissioned and produced by The British School at Rome for film director Michelangelo Antonioni's 90th birthday this year, 52 Spaces uses sounds of the city of Rome and elements of The Eclipse (1962) to create a soundtrack of an image of a city suspended in time, anonymous and surreal. A defining cinematic figure of the 1960s and 1970s with his movies Blowup (1966) and Zabriskie Point (1970), Antonioni’s films explore the tiny details of our lives. Scanner’s soundtrack charts a tender narrative of seductive conversation, musical fragments and city soundscapes creating a rarefied atmosphere.

Reviews

"52 Spaces is the first release from Scanner’s new imprint Bette. Produced as part of his work for The British School in Rome, 52 Spaces is an audio representation of the filmic projects completed by director extraordinaire Michaelangelo Antonioni. Like his films, this record is strongly visual in its nature, each work suggesting another dreamy narrative.

The tracks capture random moments of dialogue, fragments of background sound and elements of the scores from Antonioni’s films and collage them together. Through this process, Scanner turns out some beautifully minimal sound works. Pieces like ‘Se I Vestiti Si Strappano, E Colpa Loro’, which is built around the remains of a processed piano score, are subtle and enticing, while the track that follows, ‘Flashback Of A Secret Violence’, suggests a far more sinister situation simply through the use of processed speech.

Time Off Magazine
Brisbane Australia

Tracklisting

CD Album (BETTE001)
  1. Scanner - Opening Frame
  2. Scanner - When We Arrive At The Other Side I Will Kiss You
  3. Scanner - Spyder
  4. Scanner - Se I Vestiti Si Strappano, E Colpa Loro
  5. Scanner - Flashback Of A Secret Violence
  6. Scanner - Vittoria
  7. Scanner - Transparency
  8. Scanner - A Shadow Beneath The Tree
  9. Scanner - The Breaking of Wood
  10. Scanner - I Cannot Forget
  11. Scanner - The Illusion of Present Time
Download Album (BETTE001)
  1. Scanner - Opening Frame
  2. Scanner - When We Arrive At The Other Side I Will Kiss You
  3. Scanner - Spyder
  4. Scanner - Se I Vestiti Si Strappano, E Colpa Loro
  5. Scanner - Flashback Of A Secret Violence
  6. Scanner - Vittoria
  7. Scanner - Transparency
  8. Scanner - A Shadow Beneath The Tree
  9. Scanner - The Breaking of Wood
  10. Scanner - I Cannot Forget
  11. Scanner - The Illusion of Present Time