Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Summer

Wendy Carlos

compact disc

1972

Arguably the best section of the four-part suite Sonic Seasonings,  this piece manages to convey the essence of heat, stillness and a particularly contemporary climate through pure sound without resorting to "illustrative" detailing. Meticulously blended natural and electronic sounds often create psycho-acoustic illusions which seem impossible within the two-track stereo environment.

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Relatively short (about 20 minutes) the work conveys the throbbing, intense, breathless heat of summer through a rolling tide of charged, sighing, trilling sound appearing to descend perpetually through the blasted air. It alerts every sense to the presence of an impossible and complete climatic experience.

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