Random Order Collective and Simon Lebel are our guides through the next two sections of the Utopian map, wandering through the Utopian countryside.
A trip down the river – Random Order Collective, UK/USA/Germany
“There wasn’t too much info within our little square, but researching Thomas More’s Utopia suggested that it was likely farm land – an important part of the synchronicity of life on the island.
The book also gave a clue that downstream, just outside the main city walls, where D2 is located, is where the livestock slaughtering/butchering would take place.
Using these pieces of info, the composition is simply a trip downstream along the river, capturing a bit of the cycle of life that goes on here.”
A rural Utopian summer – Simon Lebel, Lille, France
“I made a composition of nature field recordings gathered by myself this summer. They’re untouched for most of them.
The track evolves in time, like during a day. The Utopians’ presence is materialised by some vaporous cowbells…”