Samson Young is participating to documenta 14 with a radio program titled “Every Time A Ear di Soun“, a project that explores how historical narration can be spread by the sonic and the radio.
Made specifically for this occasion, the 56 minute composition ‘Such Sweet Thunder’, questions the structural relationships bells have to celebration, communication, war, ritual and time. Young listens and responds to the bells, producing compositional echoes, which can erupt into rapturous melody and clashing overtones in equal measure – only interrupted by the unidentified voices of those whom maintain, research and ultimately sound the instruments with a deep and profound reverence.
“Such Sweet Thunder” will be first broadcast on 17 April, locally via FM 90.4MHz and worldwide by tuning to 155560kHz, also available online.
- Samson Young, For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Journey Into the Sonic History of Conflicts (2015 - )