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‘Alcatraz’ is a dark piece, an experiment in time and the treatment of tapenoise.
When i listen to it now (2010) it reminds me of ‘Eraserhead’, the film by David Lynch, allthough i hadn’t seen it then.
The title refers to the film ‘Alcatraz’ with Clint Eastwood and one of my favourite actors:
Patrick McGoohan (who made the strange tv-series ‘the Prisoner’).
During the making of my work i saw the film ‘Alcatraz’ on commercial tv. Some gonzo had put a limiter over the complete soundtrack to
get rid of the (tape)-noise;
It ruined the complete filmscore, that sometimes even disappeared, but it did inspire me to do experiments with harmed sound.