Patrick McGinley / ‘Echo Surveys Vartiosaari’
Patrick McGinley (AKA murmer) is an American-born sound, performance, and radio artist based in Europe since 1996. Since then he has been building a collection of found sounds and found objects that has become the basis of all his work. In 2002 he founded framework, an organisation that produces a weekly field recording-themed radio show, broad- and podcasting around the world. In 2005 he first visited Estonia, and relocated there permanently in 2009.
Most recently McGinley has been giving presentations, workshops, and performances based on the exploration of site-specific sound, and sound as definition of space. In live performance his interest in field recording has developed into an attempt to integrate and resonate found sounds, found objects, specific spaces, and moments in time, in order to create a direct and visceral link with an audience and location.
The form of murmer’s sonic exploration of Vartiosaari will be finalised during the Artist Camp.