FIELD WORKS

Ultrasonic, the 8th album in the Field Works catalog:

Stuart Hyatt returns with another sonic wonder in the Field Works series, bringing the listener into truly uncharted acoustic territory. Ultrasonic is perhaps the first ever album to use the echolocations of bats as compositional source material. For this special double LP, Hyatt has assembled an extraordinary group of contributors: Eluvium, Christina Vantzou, Sarah Davachi, Ben Lukas Boysen, Machinefabriek, Mary Lattimore, Felicia Atkinson, Noveller, Chihei Hatakeyama, John Also Bennett, Kelly Moran, Taylor Deupree, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Julien Marchal, and Player Piano. Ultrasonic is part of a broader storytelling project about the federally endangered Indiana bat. Generously funded by the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the National Geographic Society, each album contains an official printed booklet of The Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Ultrasonic Track Listing:

Side A: Dusk

1. Dusk Tempi 6:03
    Eluvium
2. Silver Secrets 5:17
    Mary Lattimore
3. Night Swimming 6:08
    Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Side B: Forest

4. Kelelawar 3:53
    Machinefabriek
5. Sodalis 3:44
    Kelly Moran
6. Echo Affinity 5:37
    Taylor Deupree
7. A Place Both Wonderful and Strange 4:01
    Noveller

Side C: Field

8. Music for a room with vaulted ceiling 6:10
    Christina Vantzou
9. Marion 4:16
     Sarah Davachi
10. Night vision, it touched my neck 3:20
      Felicia Atkinson
11. Indiana Blindfold 4:40
      JAB

Side D: Dawn

12. The Circle 6:38
     Chihei Hatakeyama
13. Torpor 8:21
     Ben Lukas Boysen
14. Between the Hawthorn and Extinction 4:25
      Stuart Hyatt, Player Piano, Julien Marchal

About Field Works:

The world is a recording studio where people, places, and things become the instruments. Stuart Hyatt has spent the last decade recording these instruments and arranging them into uniquely site-responsive music. Working under the Field Works name, Hyatt has assembled a remarkable cast of contributing artists to create new music from his samples and soundscapes. With eight albums and counting in the catalog, each Field Works release tells evocative stories about unique places and are typically paired with visual art, installations, books, and site-based performances.

Field Works contributing musicians:

Stuart Hyatt, Eluvium, Juana Molina, The Field, Pantha du Prince, Dntel, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Christina Vantzou, Dan Deacon, Sarah Davachi, Ben Lukas Boysen, Machinefabriek, Mary Lattimore, Felicia Atkinson, Noveller, Chihei Hatakeyama, John Also Bennett, Kelly Moran, Taylor Deupree, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Gazelle Twin, Visible Cloaks, The Album Leaf, Loscil, Matmos, Rafiq Bhatia, Paul de Jong, Julien Marchal, Lali Puna, Lusine, B. Fleischmann, William Tyler, Nick Zammuto, Lullatone, Benoit Pioulard, Luke Abbott, Marcus Fischer, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Greg Davis, Player Piano, Prototokyo, Daring Ear, Enrique Ramirez, and Forrest Lewinger.


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