SOUND ART

2018

NOW LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE DONE

TRACK LIST

NOW LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE DONE

6 PART COMPOSITION ON BASS GUITAR, GLOCKENSPIEL, AND DEATH (DIDDLY BOW) WITH FOUND FOOTAGE - 2018

Now Look At What We've Done is an EP written, composed, recorded, and edited by Holly Standen. This sound piece addresses how the UK Arm’s trade has affected the Humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

This is a 6 part composition using ready-made and handmade instruments layered together to create a chaotic, jarring, melancholic apology to those affected by the Humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

NOTHING WITHOUT EU
  1. EDITED BASS GUITAR COMPOSITIONS - 2018

  2. EDITED BASS GUITAR COMPOSITIONS - 2018

  3. EDITED BASS GUITAR COMPOSITIONS - 2018

  4. EDITED BASS GUITAR COMPOSITIONS - 2018

  5. EDITED BASS GUITAR COMPOSITIONS - 2018

TRACK LIST

ERROR 404

DESPERATION IN THREES

SLOW BUT STEADY

THE MAN FROG

SNAFU

Nothing Without EU is an EP written, composed, recorded, and edited by Holly Standen.
Each individual track was composed from blackout poetry in an issue of The New European, and reflects the current position of Britain leaving the EU. 

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2017

FIELDS OF WHEAT

EDITED BASS COMPOSITION - 2017

This track examines the instability in the current UK government, led by Theresa May. It moves between speakers like stabilisers on a child's bicycle, and simultaneously refers to the mess of our government caused by Theresa May.  
 

Created with experimental bass guitar compositions, which were recorded and edited using Adobe Audition.

OVERCONFIDENCE

EDITED AND LAYERED FIELD RECORDINGS - 2017

This track gives an insight into the gamble behind Theresa May's decision to have another General Election. Her overconfidence in her party winning more seats in Parliament is due to Labour's discord.
This was made using edited field recordings of dice, which emphasizes the tones of May's gamble and shows her decision in another light.

TRUMP SPOKE, AND THE WORLD SCREAMED

EDITED AND LAYERED FIELD RECORDING - 2017

This piece of work is a single field recording from a Trump Protest that took place in Leeds on 4/2/17. The recording has been heavily edited, repeated, and layered to give it a bizarre resonating effect. It is best listened to on a loop.

GREY SKIES OVERHEAD

DISTORTED BASS GUITAR - 2017

Grey Skies Overhead is a low and subtle track, which reflects the artists thoughts on Brexit. The composition for the bass guitar was written and translated from the words ‘Britain’s Uncertain Future’, and the low and lingering effect of the work highlights the uncomfortable uncertainty of Brexit.

2016

APOCALYPSE ON TOAST SERIES
  1. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR - 2016

  2. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR AND VOCALS, MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH NON - 2016

TRACK LIST

APOCALYPSE ON TOAST
TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN (OH DEATH)

Apocalypse on Toast is a series of sound works about how we go about our daily business ignoring the news and events in the world, and we will continue to do this until it eventually impacts our lives directly. The state of the world in December 2016 was very apocalyptic, and I aimed to capture that. These two works perfectly captured the zeitgeist of an awful year, and the general mood of society.

TRUMP SERIES
  1. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR, TRUMP INTERVIEW - 2016

  2. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR - 2016

  3. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR - 2016

  4. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR - 2016

  5. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR - 2016

  6. DISTORTED BASS GUITAR, TRUMP SPEECHES, SPOKEN WORD, AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM - 2016

TRACK LIST

MAN BABY (GRAB HER BY THE PUSSY)
MAN BABY

A SMALL LOAN OF A MILLION DOLLARS

LET'S BUILD A WALL

LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

A FINALE

TRUMP was a series all written and shown before Trump was elected President of the U.S. It is concerned with the impending horror of Trump potentially becoming president, and aimed to try to raise awareness of the dangers of allowing Trump to be voted in. 
The work was made by translating words and phrases said by Trump into a composition written on bass guitar. This is then distorted to achieve the desired effect.

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Copyright © Holly Standen 2020
 

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