Calum Stirling

Image: Comma, (video still)
Copyright the artist 2015

Steve Bailey:

0800595595

Audio track
Duration: 3.43
Year: 2000
Transmission gallery, Glasgow

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A collaborative project with drummer Steve Bailey for the Transmission Gallery project Radio Tuesday.
The work combining three elements.
1) An infamous bootleg recording taken from the emergency plumbing telephone hotline of Glasgow District Council. Detailing the increasingly irate tones and colourful language of a customer wishing an emergency call out.
2) audio to midi software to translate the two voices on the tape into musical notation. A jazz guitar sample was then used to play along remotely to the vocal tape track mimicking the vocal pitch and timbre.
3) An improvised drum track by Steve Bailey applied over the tape voices and translated jazz guitar.