were recorded by Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood at the 2011 Burning
Man Event. [scroll down for map]
Inside of ThunderBridge by the Portland-based SOAK*CORE Crue. This
installation was part of the Circle Of Regional Effigies (CORE) made up
of 22 effigies created by Burning Man Regional Groups around the world.
These were situated in a ring around the man with a radius of 600 feet.
2. Walk to Esplanade
11:30 PM on August 30, four days before the burn. Walking from our camp
on 2:45 and Anniversary to the esplanade (see route on map).
3. Ireland CORE (binaural)
8:15 PM on September 1, two days before the burn. All of the CORE
effigies were burned at this time. This recording captures the sound of
the effigy burning, bonfire-style, as well as the celebratory mood of
2 PM on Friday, Sept. 2, one day before the burn. This recording was
made during a mild dust storm, inside the installation "Another Door",
by Calen Barca-Hall and Paul Hempstead.
2:30 PM on Friday, Sept. 2. Recording of the wind-activated sound and
light installation "chorus of the winds", by Thomas Trower.
6. Pre-lotus battle
10:30 PM on Friday, Sept. 2. Large crowd arriving and waiting for the
start of the Lotus Girls Fireworks performance. This recording features
a firefight between El Pulpo Mechanico, a fire-spewing mechanical
octopus created by Duane Flatmo, Steve Gellman, and Jerry Kunkel, and
another fire-spewing art car in the distance.
7. Playa center
1:30 AM on Saturday (Friday night), Sept. 3. On the playa and behind
the man, between 2:00 and 10:00. This is the halfway-point between the
large corner dance clubs Disorient and Opulent Temple, and features
foot, bicycle, and art-car traffic between the two. This recording
chronicles the passage of an giant, rooster-shaped art car called the
Giant Cock Car.
8. Art car swarm (binaural)
11:00 PM, Burn Night. This is a soundwalk amongst the art cars in the
hours immediately following the main Burn.
9. Deep Playa (binaural)
11:30 PM, Burn Night. The same walk at a later point, the pinnacle of
Black Rock City's nightlife captured from the "deep playa" area beyond
10. Temple (binaural)
12:30 AM, Burn Night. Starting at the base of the main body of the
temple, walking out to the start of one of the ramps that ascend to the
upper floor, climbing the ramp, and entering the upper chamber. At the
top, one of the participants has brought his own tam-tam and is
accompanying the installation with it.