shuffleboardwalking

stereo field recordings, electronic processing (1998)



Though almost every sound has had a microphone pointed in its direction at one point or another, the interior monologue has gone as the principle unrecorded sound of the electronic age. While often depicted in literature, film, and other forms of narrative, its status as a sound sans external source prevents it from having a mechanical inscription the mediascape. In Shuffleboardwalking this absence is used as a launching point for several short audio meditations that attempt to emulate the condition of the interior monologue by creating personal stream-of-consciousness soundscapes. Over binaurally-recorded, real-time, audio-verite scenes are layered bits of spoken text, fragments of music, and occasional displaced sounds. A fabricated glimpse into the thoughts of another, Shuffleboardwalking offers a simulation of an audio mind.