performance by Chris Watson / BJNilsen / 05.07.08 / 9 PM / Rundfunkhaus Nalepastraße

“During December 2000 several significant storm fronts developed across the North Sea and Scandinavia. BJ remarked to me that he had recorded some of these on the Baltic coast and proposed a collaborative cd project based around our mutual interests in the rhythms and music created when the elements combine over land and out to sea.

We spent the next few years gathering recordings on our respective coastlines and islands during the very active weather windows during the autumnal equinox and winter solstice. This was focused around our following one particular cyclonic system, which veers over Snipe Point on Lindisfarne to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, and finally descends upon Öland and Gotland where Benny listened in with a favourite pair of Sennheiser omnidirectional microphones.” (Chris Watson, Newcastle upon Tyne August 2006)