Simon Fisher Turner and Espen J JÃ¶rgensen release a unique collaboration on Mute out now. (December 13th).
Soundescapes came into being through an unsolicited contact from Oslo-based electronic composer and film maker Espen J JÃ¶rgensen (The Sequential Art), who found himself haunted by Fisher Turner’s score to the David Lynch-produced vampire film, Nadja. JÃ¶rgensen sent tracks to Simon Fisher Turner, whose stunning career in music can often be seen as a series of serendipitous meetings, an artist whose openness has found him doing everything from sound tracking the late Derek Jarman’s most important works, with no prior experience, to recording an album in the late 60s that was hyped to be Britain’s answer to David Cassidy.
Fisher Turner, on his 33rd album and Espen on his debut album, have never met, instead the two corresponded via email, and agreed that JÃ¶rgensen would send tracks to Fisher Turner, who would do with the sounds whatever he wanted, including throwing them away. “I was the cook,” Fisher Turner explains, “Espen was the ingredients.” Says JÃ¶rgensen, “We agreed that Simon would get the ‘final word’ by me not commenting on what he does, to remake it in his own image.”