The audiovisual performance Shipwreck Score, a project inseparably linked to space, is kind of a deconstruction of found sounds. The recordings that served as an audio and visual base were made during the group’s stay in Iceland.
The duo’s idea was inspired by the specific atmosphere of the Djúpalónssandur bay, where an English fishing ship sank in 1948. At that time sixty boats worked in this bay. Today all that remains is what’s left of the wreck that was cast ashore by the sea. The remains of the shipwreck organize the empty space abandoned by men, a territory in which there is no division between nature and culture. The line between nature and culture ceases to exist because no one is determining this line.
Fragments of the metal parts of the ship which were cast ashore were used in the recording of sounds and images. Because of this the duo’s field recordings from the Djúpalónssandur bay have the feel of industrial music.
The audio and visual materials recorded at the Icelandic bay were deconstructed by analogue modular systems in both the aural and visual spheres. Certain prefabricated images and sounds created by the duo in the framework of the Shipwreck Score project later served as a basis for on-stage improvisation. Shipwreck Score is made complete by Icelandic songs and lullabies – from their completely natural, live forms, to alterations making it impossible to qualify these pieces of music as vocal compositions.