Viv Corringham - At the end of the road

This extract is from a solo performance at Rochester Headphone Festival, Minnesota, on August 4th 2007 and comprises field recordings, voice and electronic processings. The recordings were made during an artist residency in Grand Marais, Minnesota, a border town on Lake Superior. They are part of an ongoing project called Shadow-walks where I visit a place and ask local residents to take me on a walk that is special for them. On the walk I record conversations and characteristic sounds – in this case, ice and snow in April.

Recordings and performance use binaural microphones, so headphones are recommended.

Viv Corringham is a British vocalist and sound artist, currently based in Minnesota, USA, who has worked internationally since the 1980s. Her work includes performances, audio installations and soundwalks She received a 2006 McKnight Composer Fellowship through the American Composers Forum.

Recent works appeared in MCAD Gallery - Minneapolis, Grand Marais Art Colony - Minnesota, Women in New Music Festival - Los Angeles, Spark Electronic Music Festival - Minneapolis, Rochester Art Center - Minnesota, Soundworks Festivals - Cork, Ireland and Sirius Art Centre - Cobh, Ireland.

Published articles include Organised Sound (UK), Musicworks (Canada) and
Soundworks - For Those Who have Ears (Ireland).