LP, photobook, & monograph by Erika Balsom
2 tracks | 42 minutes
Published by Shelter Press | October 2022 Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Innse Gall ‘The Islands of the Strangers’ is a companion piece to the film An Dà Shealladh ‘The Two Sights’; a sound focused documentary that cinematically re- connects a disappearing oral tradition to its surroundings.
These two compositions were developed from studies made for the films soundtrack using the same elements: hydrophone and field recordings collected on the islands of Barra, Berneray, North Uist, Harris, & Lewis between 2017-19, collaged and assembled in Ithaca, New York 2017-20.
In the spirit of Glen Gould’s contrapuntal radio documentaries and Luc Ferrari’s Anecdotal Music the work explores the shifting acoustic ecology of the islands interwoven fragments of dialogue, song, and industry.