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This piece is sourced entirely from four recordings:

1... a set of old wooden curtain poles I found left out in the street for waste collection. I discovered that they had an interesting acoustic property when struck, and as they were cut to different lengths (to fit different size windows), they all resonated with different pitches. I recorded several different sounds of them coming into contact with each other, collecting quite a varied set of recordings, which I then selected rhythmic loops from, which form the basis of the first half of the piece, along with some unlooped real-time recordings of the wooden poles.

2... a discarded cardboard cereal box, which provides the 'heartbeat' in the middle of the piece

3... empty wine bottles, both hitting against each other, and smashing against concrete, which provided most of the sound for the second half of the piece.

4... a field recording from August 2008 of a public demonstration of a new hi-tech waste recycling system being introduced in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The voice heard at various points is that of a city official explaining the system to the assembled press and public, whilst the mechanical drone at the end of the piece is the recycling system in progress.

The title 'Preostanek Odpadkov' can be seen on one of the waste cylinders in the film, and translates as 'all other waste'.
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comment 07.05.2009: Ronny Wærnes (www.ronnywaernes.com)
  Again a fantastic built track from the Groceries. Great recordings and they work really well together.

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