The immersive sound diary of a trip to Bali.
Travelogue [Bali] is the second in an ongoing series of collected international audio diaries. The premise is quite simple: the two meet at a mutually agreed upon destination along with the facilitation of something to record audio of these experiences on. The intent is to capture and augment these sonic documentaries of their travels which then are sculpted into soundtracks. This is done by sourcing the culture, environment, persons or events that make their voices available.
In February 2020, CM von Hausswolff and Chandra Shukla met in Bali, Indonesia, over the course of 9 days. Recordings were made at Pandawa Beach, Green Bowl Beach, Melasti Beach Ungasan, Uluwatu Temple, Pasar Senggol Gianyar, Pengosekan Kaja Ubud, Badung Market, Kintamani and Mt. Batur, Puri Saren Agung Ubud, Mandala Suci Wenara Wana (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) Ubud, Pura Tirta Empul Tampaksiring, Pandan Beach and Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida.
Since the late 1970s, composer, visual artist and curator Carl Michael von Hausswolff (born 1956 in Linköping, Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm) has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument. He has collaborated with numerous other artists such as Erik Pauser, Leif Elggren
, Andrew McKenzie, Zbigniew Karkowski
, Graham Lewis, David Jackman and Kim Cascone. His works have been presented at biennials in Istanbul and Johannesburg and also at Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam (1996), Documenta X in Kassel (1997) and the Venice Biennials in 2001 and 2003. In 2004, he participated in the Liverpool Biennial.
See also Phauss
(Carl Michael von Hausswolff & Erik Pauser).
Chandra Shukla (born 1975 in Alameda, California) is an experimental/avant-garde musician interested in audio, video, live performances, graphic design, founder of Xambuca and Eroto Tox Decodings with Carl Abrahamsson. His history stems from learning Indian Classical Music by learning tabla from the likes of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and sitar from Pandit Habib Khan. At the age of 17, Chandra Shukla met Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and for the next 4 years would be involved with joining Psychic TV and h/er for their live performances sometimes in the Bay Area and other times abroad. In 1998, joining P-Orridge's first incarnation of Thee Majesty on stage in Stockholm Sweden, with Bachir and Mustafa Attar of The Master Musicians of Jajouka playing eps samplers and his Indian classical music. Though offering his skills to other projects such as Scribble Seven (Steven Stapleton
's Nurse With Wound
live project) and joining Hans-Joachim Roedelius
on three tours, and more recently touring with This Wilderness (Joe Coleman, Phil Puleo and Robbie O) and die Angel (Ilpo Väisänen and Dirk Dresselhaus) and being part of an array of numerous side-projects and lending his skills as a contributor. Xambuca is his main electro-acoustic experimental project and one that has shared the stage with many guests including a rotating cast of characters with audio/visual elements both live and exhibited.