Category: All Terrain

All Terrain #11

Sound heard: brushing against texture of hair

Name of track: Hair_texture15.07.2020

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Stethoscope contact: variable pressure on to and round head 

15.07.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

A note to my black sistahs

My hair doesn’t need to be told to relax…
or need to be pressed, or weakened
So that it can fly in the wind
Or be flung over the shoulder
I’d rather carry the weight
Like a boulder

Means I’m strong enough
Bold enough
To walk along with my black sisters
Queens of Kemet
I feel the need to connect
With these roots

Rachel Registe

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Dominican Republic (Latitude 18.7357 °N, Longitude 70.1627 °W.)

Reference: POEM: A note to my black sistahs

(accessed online 15.07.2020)

All Terrain #10

Sound heard: breath, heart, footfalls, door catches, children’s voices 

Name of track: Internal Mechanisms_while busy 01.07

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Stethoscope contact: held under right jawbone.

01.07.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“… keep on keeping’ on.”

Charles Reign Scoville

1911

Cincinnati Ohio USA_(Latitude 40.4173°N, Longitude 82.9071°W.)

Reference:

https://www.cardcow.com/267114/keep-keepin-phrases-sayings/ (accessed online 01.07.2020)

All Terrain #9

Sound heard: ligaments on spine, footfalls, an airplane and room sounds.

Name of track:  Walking mechanics 23.06

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Stethoscope contact: base of spine

23.06.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude 2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“I believe that in the coming hours we will have to consider the possibility of a complete ban on outdoor activities,” Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora told state broadcaster RAI.

The government lockdown banned all non-essential travel, but allowed people to take solitary daily exercise, if needed. Looking to enforce the restrictions, police have stopped more than one million people over the past week and booked almost 43,000 for violating the rules, the interior ministry said.

“If the call to stay at home is not heeded, we will be forced to impose an absolute ban,” he said. (Yara Nardi)

18.03.2020

Bergamo North Italy (Latitude 45.8578° N, Longitude 9.8820° E.)

Reference:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-threatens-to-ban-outdoor-exercise-as-coronavirus-deaths-surge-idUSKBN2151M8

Accessed online 23.06.2020

All Terrain #8

All Terrain #8

Sound heard: friction of stethoscope drawn along skin  

Name of track: Skin surface tension15.06.

Stethoscope contact: left ankle and top of foot  

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15.06.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude 2.5829104°.)

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 Accompanying text from distant place:

Pampaputi – (For Whitening)

You become obsessed
with papaya soap.
12 years old.

Pampaputi,
they say.
for your armpits.
for your elbows.
for your knees.
for your…
body.

“Kung maputi ka lang,”
(if only).

You become obsessed
with hiding.
Arms in long sweaters (from the sun)
Wide brim hats (from the sun)
Your whole body (from the look in their eyes,
the taunting smiles, and the titas with papaya).

“Kung ‘di ka lang maitim”
(if only).

You become weary.
(of orange soap)
21 years old.

“Masyado kang nasa labas! Umiitim ka na!”
(tama na)

Eyebrows raised,
hands poised to push away,
face turned to the side,
and you say
“What’s so wrong about me?”

Eyes shut,
hands on your skin,
“pampaputi”
becomes
“para sa puti”.

Because even here,
your brown skin,
would be so much better,
would be so much nicer,
would be so much
(if only)
you were maputi.

–         f.d

by Nicki Minaj

Saint James Trinidad (10.6744° N, 61.5326° W)

Reference:

https://powerpoetry.org/poems/pampaputi-whitening

(accessed on line 15.06.2020)

All Terrain #7

Sound heard: breath before sleep:inhalation and exhalation through nose

Name of track: Breath before sleep 08.06.

Stethoscope contact: on bone – right side of nose

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08.06.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude 2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“In the evening, the lights on the ward are dimmed, and those in the rooms are switched off… You have to look more at, what shall I say, you listen more to their breathing when the patient is asleep, if it changes in any way, or some other disturbing element in the patient, maybe more often, and then you have to, because there’s no light you might not see any variation in colour (in the patient) but you may – you feel..” (A nurse Interviewed; 2008)

Stockholm Sweden (Latitude: 59.3513 Longitude: 18.0260.)

Reference: Working in dim light.

Night nursing – staff’s working experiences Published: 31.10.2008

https://bmcnurs.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6955-7-13

(accessed on line 08.06.2020)

All Terrain #6

Sound heard: breathing and heart after running

Name of track: Breath after running 31.05

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Stethoscope contact: under left ear on ligament

31.05.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“I can’t breathe.”

George Floyd 25.05.2020

Minneapolis USA (Latitude 44.9778° N, Longitude 93.2650° W.)

Reference:

Khaleda Rahman – George Floyd Death Sparks Outrage.  Newsweek – Accessed online 31.05 2020.

All Terrain #5

Sound heard: quiet breathing from rest

Name of track: Breath from skull 27.05

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Stethoscope contact: skull at the back – top right of head

27.05.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“…they (the waves) look so calm and tranquil from the shade of swaying palm. Like the relaxed breathing of the ocean, each wavy exhalation ceaselessly following the last.”

Haleiwa Hawaii (Latitude 21.4578° N, Longitude – 157.8302° W.)

 Reference:

Gavin Pretor-Pinney  – The Wave Watcher’s Companion. Pub. Penguin Group (USA) Inc.(2010), p.17

All Terrain #4

Sound heard: breath and heart – sounds resonated in chest.

Name of track:  Breath by ribs22.05

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Stethoscope contact: right lower back rib cage

22.05.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“Your lungs fill & spread themselves,

wings of pink blood, and your bones

empty themselves and become hollow.”

(Atwood. M)

1987

Massachusetts USA (Latitude 412,3601°, Longitude -71.0589°.)

Reference:

Margaret Atwood – Flying Inside Your Own Body. Found in, Selected Poems II, (1986). Pub. Houghton Mifflin, p.65

All Terrain #3

Sound heard: slow breath while working and moving

Name of track: Breath Near Ear 19.05

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Stethoscope contact:held under ear

19.05.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“Catch the wind in your mouth. Release it at a later time.”(Ronsen. J)

2012

Chicago USA (Latitude 41.8781°, Longitude -87.6298°.)

Reference:

Josh Ronsen –  The Long and Windy Road. Found in, The Windy Scores: 2012. Pub.FluxFest Chicago2012, p.63

All Terrain #2

recordings & text by Shirley Pegna

Sound heard: changing texture of skin

Name of track: Skin Surface 17.05

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Stethoscope contact – moving over skin of arm and wrist

17.05.2020

Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

Thought’s surface is word

Word’s surface is gesture

Gesture’s surface is skin

Skin’s surface is shiver

Pavlova.V: 2004

Moscow USSR (Latitude 55.755825°, Longitude -37.617298°.)

Reference:

Vera Pavlova Thought’s surface:word. Found in, If There Is Something To Desire. (2010) Pub.New York Alfred A. Kopfe, p.90