Taylor Deupree | New York
24 x CD Players, Headphones and 24 x 5 Minute Audio Loops/MP3 | F.0037.0000
Location: 40° 44' N, 73° 55' W
Time Zone: R | EST | UTC/GMT -5 Hours
The date around which the deadline for 'Invisible Cities' fell allowed me a unique opportunity and a suitable concept to make recordings in New York on September 11th, 2002 - one year since I had stood outside of my home, watching the World Trade Center burn.
The field recordings for 'New York', subtitled '09.11.02', were captured using a digital video camera. Settled down at the edge of my favourite spot on the lake in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, I videotaped the ripples on the water and recorded the sounds of a very windy day - the birds, a few people and the occasional haunting sound of airplanes overhead.
I was at first frustrated by the wind that dominated my recordings, but as I began to compose the piece, I realized it was surprisingly representative of the blurring of time that has taken place over the past year. At times that day seems like yesterday, at times it seems like it happened decades ago, at times that it could happen again at any second.
'09.11.02' is not so much a tribute to the events that occured a year before it, but more a documentation of how I felt on that particular day. The piece is a simple and quiet four minute composition followed by one minute of silence.
Taylor Deupree is a sound and graphic artist residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 1997 he founded the 12k label.