Making ‘The Ongoing Moment’ – Alpen (2008)

Filmed and edited by A Pie Full Of Blackbirds.
The Ongoing Moment is a project by recording artist Alpen and designers Sopp Collective.
An experiment in rapid, spontaneous, and collaborative production, it encompasses Alpen’s Working Bee and Sopp Workshop: two processes which unfolded side-by-side during the first weekend of July 2008 at Sydney’s Carriageworks arts precinct.
As Alpen’s assembled crew of nine musicians improvised and recorded over seven hours of music, Sopp’s band of visual artists photographed, sculpted, sketched, sewed and schemed.
For each piece, both artists and musicians took a shared keyword as a prompt, a point of departure. And – fittingly for a public arts lab – the workshop and recording space was open for all to watch and listen.
The following day saw both Sopp and Alpen refining, finalising, and uploading their creation.

Taken from: THE ONGOING MOMENT by Alpen & Friends (FM49)

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