kom-pohst : by Eamon Sprod, John Grzinich, Simon Whetham

kom-pohst is a three part radio work commissioned by ABC RN’s Creative Audio Unit for Soundproof. Each part has been created from the mass of sonic material gathered by sixteen artists involvement in Active Crossover: Mooste, a collective residency held during April-May 2015.

Three composers, Simon WhethamEamon Sprod and myself have charted connections between our activities, intersected the common threads, and assembled them as a web of sonic interactions and experiences.

The notion of compost sits at the heart of the three works, conjuring ideas of decomposition and recomposition, and sound making as a material form and a living process.

The composting of these artifacts embraces a metaphorical transformation of debris, giving a voice to a unique collective archive, and presenting a set of sonic interpretations from the process of investigation and collaboration, of sharing experience and materials.

The work was commissioned by ABC RN’s Creative Audio Unit for Soundproof and was hosted by Miyuki Jokiranta.


released January 14, 2017

A radio work in three parts arranged by Simon Whetham, John Grzinich and Eamon Sprod from the collective recordings and experiences of artists participating in the Active crossover residency, Mooste, Estonia April-May 2015: Tuulikki Bartosik, Matthias Bartosik, Richard Eigner, Fernando Godoy, Evelyn Grzinich, Jim Haynes, Park Jin Young, Rostislav Rekuta, Veljo Runnel, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Dawn Scarfe, Maksims Shentelevs, Taavi Suisalu, Arlene Tucker and James Wyness.

Active Crossover: Mooste was a cross-cultural collaborative residency curated by Simon Whetham and hosted by MoKS, in April and May 2015.

The project was kindly supported by Arts Council England and British Council, Eesti Kultuurkapital and MoKS.

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