Inspired by the stone masonry of central Prague, the gothic sculptures of Vienna and Austria’s challenging radio arts culture, Creating Regions evokes mourning for European cultures in decay and the dawn of an international community of arts activism. Originally performed for the netcast commissioned by KunstRadio from Melbourne to DocumentaX, Germany, 1997.
"I was encouraged to compose these pieces by the European interest in minimalist electronica. The efforts of independent and online distributors to find an audience for it was, in itself, an inspiration.
The pieces themselves were inspired by the harsh industrial zones of outer Pilzn (Czech Republic) and how they contrasted with the delicate mid-winter appeal of its town centre. They were all produced with the same instruments and software as Lagoon.
I was also drawn to the stone masonry of central Prague, the gothic sculptures that adorn central Vienna, and Austria's challenging radio arts culture – all stimulating my confidence to create audible regions that would otherwise remain unheard." Andrew Garton
released April 1, 2004
Composed, performed and produced by Andrew Garton.