Oortreders is a composition based on recordings made during the 2013 residency in Limpopo, South Africa. Sonic Mmabolela is a project curated and directed by . A group of 16 sound artists and composers gathered in the Mmabolela reserve for two weeks to make field recordings, present their work and engage in some splendid discussions.
Each participating artist was asked to make a composition with the sounds he or she recorded. Oortreders is my contribution to the compilation. 'Oortreders' is the Afrikaans word for 'trespassers', however in my own mother tongue, 'oor' means 'ear'. So Oortreders is somewhere in between ‘trespassing the ears’ and ‘ears trespassing’.
Oortreders was released on the compilation on the Free Music Archive, together with 11 other tracks contributed by the artists participating in the 2013 residency. You can find the complete Sonic Mmabolela 2013 compilation here. Please check it out.
Thanks toand for organising the residency, and thanks to all participating artists and the guides and crew of the for making Sonic Mmabolela 2013 an utterly awesome experience.