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by John Eckhardt

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In a recent series of sound installations, John Eckhardt employed a hypersensitive setup of bass guitar and live electronics to probe the acoustic features of variable spaces from caves to exhibition halls. During his on-site operations, he often includes further local sound sources as a second point of departure for the development of his ambient compositions. In case of this commission in the northern German coastal town of Kühlungsborn, the music emerges directly from underwater recordings he produced a few kilometers from the shore of this traditional sea spa, which was site of rigid border controls and thousands of (often tragic) flight attempts during the years of the inner-German division (1961-1989). The piece is dedicated to Peter Döbler, who in June 1971 swam 48 Kilometers straight to the island of Fehmarn.

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released June 28, 2021
Photography & design by Jon Wozencroft
Mastered by Denis Blackham

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Following Touch: Isolation which covered the first lockdown period in the UK, Touch: Displacing is a new subscription project where the focus falls on longer-form compositions, released on a monthly basis over the coming year and featuring artists for whom duration is a key feature of their work. ... more

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