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Transduction Twentyfifteen

A group of intrepid artists explore the nether regions of the Estonian countryside in search of sonic artifacts. Although the listening experience is often shared, each has his own creative approach, from musical interventions to improvisations with found objects and spaces. The sound sounds they gather are as etherial, evocative and often haunting as the locations they explore. Transduction Twentyfifteen is composed as much as it is visually edited, giving a brief but tangible immersion into the art of sound hunting.

  • John Grzinich
  • John Grzinich
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - John Grzinich

John Grzinich has worked since the early 1990s as a freelance artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, image, site, and collaborative social structures. His primary interest is working with sound and listening, combining such divergent methods as field recording, filmmaking, electro- acoustic composition and performance. He lives in Estonia and works additionally as a program coordinator for MoKS, a non-profit artist-run centre.

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Director Statement

I've been working artistically with sound for over 20 years. Much of what I do involves searching for and collecting sounds out in the field as source material, or what is commonly referred to as “field recording”. Although often a solitary experience, nothing inspires me more than working collaboratively. In April in May of 2015 we were able to do just that with the Active Crossover residency project, where 15 artists and musicians were fortunate enough to gather together to share their ideas, knowledge and processes.