Tomoko Sauvage — Ombrophilia
Composed, recorded and mixed by Tomoko Sauvage.
Tomoko Sauvage : water, porcelain bowls, hydrophones, condenser microphones, metal wire and wood spoons.
© Tomoko Sauvage. All rights reserved, 2012.
Lp - Aposiopèse 07. 2012.
Previously released by and/OAR. Cd | 2009.
NOTE by Tomoko Sauvage : Ombrophilia is a collection of sound experiments I made with porcelain bowls filled with water between 2006 and 2008. Inspired by Jalatarangam, traditional Indian instrument, I started to play the 'waterbowls' with wooden spoons and metal wire (Mylapore, Jalatarangam Revisited). Since I immersed hydrophones in them, I have tried various ways of resonating the bowls without touching their surface : flicking, stirring, waving and dripping water…
All the compositions here are multitracked and edited on computer.
I also inserted thin layers of field recordings I made in South India, notably in beautiful Mylapore of Chennai, where I met one of the last masters of Jalatarangam, "Aanayampatti Ganesan".
(Tomoko Sauvage. 2011)