from The Wire website:
In April this year, Jez riley French spent a day recording the surfaces and ambiences of The Wire office. Here are some of the results:
pelure # 9 - gathered wire mp3 download / stream (192kbps stereo)
Unprocessed recordings gathered around the office of The Wire, April 2009....10 minutes
The piece begins with a binaural recording made close to the subscription department desk then moves deeper into the fabric of the office via recordings of the electronic signals in the space, recorded with coil devices.
In addition to my other explorations of music / sound, including work with audible silence, extended field recording and improvisation, I have been recording certain buildings with a connection to the experimental arts for some time now. This has mostly been in terms of my own personal experiences with these forms of creativity but I am sure there are many people for whom The Wire has been a welcome source of connection to interesting discoveries. With that in mind I thought it would be fun to create some pieces using sounds from the current Wire offices. I ended up with two finished compositions: one featuring surface vibrations (not suitable for playback via computer speakers) and the piece available here. This second composition has both playful and intense elements – perhaps that can be said of the magazine too?