Digital release; 2.0 ml iron ore (cryovial tube) | Engineered and mixed by BJ Nilsen at Odd Echoes and Phasing, Amsterdam / Ina GRM, Paris / Wachtertorgasse, Krems | Additional Producer Annette Wolfsberger | Design by Anagramme | Printed by robstolk | Sonic Acts 2019
ORE by the Swedish sound artist, field recordist and composer, BJ Nilsen, is a piece about the sound of mining. The composition is based on recordings that Nilsen did over the past four years on locations that are connected to mining iron ore and coal in Norway, Russia and the Netherlands. The acousmatic live performance that Nilsen developed during a residency at Ina GRM, Paris, reveals his research into mining iron ore and its impact on society and cultural relevance.
This very special ORE (extended version) includes an individual download code to the sound piece, and a cryovial tube containing 2.0 ml iron ore concentrate from Kirkenes, Norway.
Commissioned by Sonic Acts and Ina GRM as a part of HEREAFTER Sonic Acts Festival 2019. Part of Re-Imagine Europe, and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, De Player, TU Delft.