Journey Into Oppression
About this work:
Journey into Oppression featured Lynn Job’s original 1982 photos of the Dachau Concentration Camp, Berlin’s Check Point Charley, and idyllic Austrian landscapes reshot by her through hand-treated glass slides back in Texas the following year (with techniques introduced to her by multi-media artist Phil Winsor). The slides were then mounted into a 3-screen projection show for the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. The score was crafted on 4-track reel-to-reel tape by manipulating acoustic low brass ensemble with samples of flying helicopters in real-time mix. There was no narration.
This show was withdrawn after the successful premiere at the Center for Electronic Music and Intermedia (CEMI) due to eventual degradation of the 4-track tape. Buckthorn Studios is interested in recreating this show for release on film or DVD and digital audio with a restored and rewritten score, perhaps as early as 2010. Project donations are being collected to reissue and save this historic work.
Version: first edition
Year composed: 1983
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Prerecorded Sound
Instrumentation notes: Reel-to-reel mix of low brass and flying helicopters - pre-recorded audio track for live 3-screen slide projection