Raitis Upens is an experimental music sound artist from Riga, Latvia in Eastern Europe. Since 2010 he works in the fields of musique concrète, field recordings and minimalism genres. He is also one half of duo Phonic Psychomimesis. Current interests are searching for new sampling possibilities, real-time mixing techniques and concrete sound improvisation.
The recordings for this release are taken in Hospital “Gaiļezers”. The chosen location is accidental or logically determined by accident, but recordings as such are more or less intentional. In them there is voice cacophony, snoring patients, lifts and special ambient frequencies, captured with a hidden recorder while the artist’s body explored with unknown devices. The aim was to extend few aesthetic atmospheres not only by looping, but continuously reproducing or recreating essential properties. The recording comprises of five simple parts built up from approximately hundred cuts…
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