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Floating World Pictures

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Floating World Pictures (FWP) is a London collective of artists and instrumentalists led by Chestnutt, producer and member of Snapped Ankles, and Raimund Wong, a sound artist most recognized for his graphics work with International Anthem and Church of Sound.

While the recorded output has detailed non-quantized production at its heart, the live setup is driven by improvisation and collective gestures adapted to the specifics of each performance, all filtered through the framework of cassette tape loops manipulations, live signal processing and analogue synthesis provided by the duo.

Alongside a shifting cast, they spin sensuous, densely populated soundscapes: bird song and flowing waterfall synths, a rainforest of hisses and a thrumming hive of life, while in the distance, the metallic snaps of drums conjure people working. Fragments of found dialogue, melodies and environmental sounds puncture impressionistic passages, focussing the performance as a way of searching and recontextualizing.

Floating World Pictures (FWP) is a London collective of artists and instrumentalists led by Chestnutt, producer and member of Snapped Ankles, and Raimund Wong, a sound artist most recognized for his graphics work with International Anthem and Church of Sound.

While the recorded output has detailed non-quantized production at its heart, the live setup is driven by improvisation and collective gestures adapted to the specifics of each performance, all filtered through the framework of cassette tape loops manipulations, live signal processing and analogue synthesis provided by the duo.

Alongside a shifting cast, they spin sensuous, densely populated soundscapes: bird song and flowing waterfall synths, a rainforest of hisses and a thrumming hive of life, while in the distance, the metallic snaps of drums conjure people working. Fragments of found dialogue, melodies and environmental sounds puncture impressionistic passages, focussing the performance as a way of searching and recontextualizing.