greyfields - live excerpt

by michael trommer

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an excerpt from 'greyfields' being performed live at the pixilerations festival in providence, RI, October 2010.

all sounds were sourced from the underground PATH network in downtown toronto, as well as abandoned industrial sites in both minneapolis in providence.

the accompanying video can be found here:

Greyfield land is a term used in the United States and Canada to describe economically obsolescent, outdated, failing, moribund and/or underutilized real estate assets or land. The term was coined in the early 2000s as a way to describe the sea of empty asphalt that often accompanied these sites, which may also be referred to as "dead malls" or "ghostboxes".

'Greyfields' is a live improvised a/v performance which investigates the audio-visual characteristics of the landscape created by our globalized economy and attempts to map the psychogeography of consumption. It focuses on empty, abandoned or unused locations, and incorporates material sourced from the locales in which the performances take place.


released October 2, 2010



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Michael Trommer is a Toronto based producer and sound artist; his experimental work has been focussed primarily on psychogeographical explorations via the use of field recordings.

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