The Project was conceived and curated by Adkins in 2008 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Pierre Schaeffer’s musique concrete. Sixty sound artists were invited to contribute a single sound. All of the sounds were then made available to all artists involved to process as they wanted. Adkins then took all of this material to INA-GRM and mixed the final 60-minute work. Adkins used a part of every sound contributed, himself only to edit and transpose material a small amount to enable smooth transitions.
Invited artists were: A_dontigny, AGF, Lars Åkerlund, Michael Alcorn, Javier Álvarez,Miguel Azguime, Natasha Barrett, François Bayle, Gonzalo Biffarella, Ludger Brümmer, Mira Calix, Christian Calon,Lawrence Casserley, Richard Chartier,Rhodri Davies, Vladislav Delay, Donnacha Dennehy, Francis Dhomont, Lawrence English, eRikm, Dror Feiler, Christian Fennesz, Ambrose Field, Iris Garrelfs, Gilles Gobeil, Kink Gong, Jonty Harrison, Tim Hecker, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Zoë Irvine,Christina Kubisch, Diane Labrosse,Andrew Lewis, Mats Lindström, Francisco López, Eric Lyon, Stephan Mathieu, Adrian Moore, Åke Parmerud, Gert-Jan Prins,Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Pedro Rebelo, Steve Roden, Sébastien Roux,Scanner, Janek Schaefer, Conrad Schnitzler, Si-cut.db, Wayne Siegel,Rodrigo Sigal, Sogar, Pete Stollery, Paulina Sundin, Kees Tazelaar, Terre Thaemlitz,Todor Todoroff, Kasper T Toeplitz, David Toop, Germán Toro Pérez, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Hans Tutschku, Rodrigo Cicchelli Velloso, Marc Weiser, Yeoh Yin Pin, John Young, Christian Zanési.
The work received a Prix Qwartz Expérimental 2010 — Nomination
Cover image by Jon Bottone
Mastered by Dominique Bassal