“I spent two weeks hanging around a deserted, derelict factory in Rüdersdorf, Brandenburg, on the outskirts of Berlin,” Ring says about the piece. “It was a desolate place, completely abandoned and it’s former function lost… gone….”
“It was a strange place to work and create a project but I found it visually stunning and so borrowed a video camera and started shooting everyday,” she continues. “This particular building caught my attention. I had to climb up a ladder to get into the space but each day there was a different lighting effect happening on the walls. It was also intensely quiet there so I made some recordings of found objects being thrown around within the space and elements being disturbed.”
What was is the new solo album from Judith Ring, one of Ireland’s most important composers. Released on the Ergodos record label, What was documents the sensuous, rich and dark results of a painterly, highly personal approach to composition; it is the first album devoted solely to the last decade of music by Ring, one of Ireland’s most important composers.
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