“Decoys” is collaboration with Mark Peter Wright exploring post-natural environments. Having spent time researching different Foley techniques used in the history of film sound, we adapted a repertoire of our own, shifting from the usual kind of pastoral / wilderness scene where foley is recruited to add punctual detail and acoustic atmospheres.
Instead we conceived a kind of wastescape and as we were recording and then as we were arranging the recorded material, we constructed an oblique score, which was then interpreted by musicians Claudia Molitor, Tullis Rennie and Alison Blunt. At that point they had not heard our version, nor did they know our toxic ecology thematic. Their response to the score forms the second part of an album released on the MultiModal imprint.
The first live performance of Decoys was at Iklectik, London, 31st October, 2018.