Seaworthy’s Faraway Collaboration
News posted Friday, August 7 2009 at 03:00 PM.
Sydney’s Seaworthy has collaborated with Italian-born, Berlin-based ambient musician Fabio Orsi on a new album for UK label Low-Point.
Near And Faraway features a solo track from each artist, as well as a collaborative composition created by the long distance exchange of ideas and sound files. The pair got in touch after the release of Seaworthy's Map in Hand on New York label 12k in 2006.
“[We] had been moving in pretty similar circles for a while,” Seaworthy’s Cameron Webb told M+N, “and Fabio got in touch with me shortly after Seaworthy's Map in Hand was released by 12k and suggested the idea of a collaboration. He'd already worked on a number of collaborations with other European artists in the past and I get the impression he really enjoys working in this manner.”
The release caps off a busy year for Seaworthy (Webb, along with additional instrumentation from Sam Shinazzi and Greg Bird). It follows the release of 1897, a series of improvisations, compositions and field recordings made by Webb in a 100-year-old decommissioned ammunitions bunker; an untitled split CD with Canberra's Pollen Trio; and Tapes a limited tour EP released in conjunction with Seaworthy’s first national tour.
Near And Faraway can be purchased here.