active since the early 90's, czech composer slavek kwi is considered as a master for field recordings and electroacoustic music. this piece, dedicated to metamkine's boss jerome noetinger, was commissioned for "l'audible festival" which took place at "les instants chavirés" near paris, france, in 2011. based upon various selected insect recordings made between 1994 and 2011, "chitin" will not disappoint fans of precise and carefully composed field recordings based piece.
released May 31, 2012
created by slavek kwi, ireland during july-sept 2011 from physical and stridulation sounds of various invertebrates: termites, ants, sting-less bees, leaf-hoppers (amazonas, brazil 2008-2009); electric insect (pantanal, brazil 2006 + tasmania 2011); hermit crabs (amhemland, australia 2009); bee-hive (czechie 1994).
all sounds rec. by kwi except ants inside tree-nest rec. with francisco lopez (thanks!)
this is a commision from "les instants chavirés" (montreuil, france) for "l'audible festival" 2011
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