This limited edition album is published alongside the book, Return to the Field, edited by Gabriel Kruis and Martha Tuttle, and sold only in a special bundle with a copy of the book.
About the book:
Edited by Gabriel Kruis and Martha Tuttle. Contributions by Esteban Cabeza De Baca, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, David Johnson, Suzanne Kite, Charmaine Lee, Philip Matthews, Nat Ward, and Sara J. Winston.
Return to the Field began as an invitation to consider questions of environment, affect, and mapping emotional and physical points of contact between the human and the landscape alongside visual artist Martha Tuttle and her collaborator and co-editor, poet Gabriel Kruis. Including drawings, poems, photography, sonic maps, and an experimental digital project by Esteban Cabeza De Baca, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, David Johnson, Suzanne Kite, Charmaine Lee, Philip Matthews, Nat Ward, and Sara J. Winston, Return to the Field assembles a dense and resonant, multi-vocal conversation threaded together by Kruis’ book-length poem, “A Connectome.”
Return to the Field is published on the occasion of Martha Tuttle’s exhibition and sculptural installation,_ A stone that thinks of Enceladus_, on view at Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, New York) from July 15, 2020 through November 8, 2021.
About the record:
How can one embody a space without being in it? Charmaine Lee’s a stone widens it developed in response to A stone that thinks of Enceladus by visual artist Martha Tuttle, installed at Storm King Art Center in New York.
Incorporating field recordings and vocal samples, this album takes site as a starting point of the highly complex sound environment of this Hudson Valley location, framed by the I-87 NY Thruway, the distant Schunemunk Mountain, and the tree-lined Bunny Road.