Musueum is the label for sound art collective dreams of Tall buildings.

Lights from a vacant house

           "Taking down of architecture" from the show
                            Another kind of play.

dotb where commissioned by the MAC (Midland Art Center) to write a score to an archive film edited together by Film Ficciones who is filmmaker/photographer Scott Johnston and Animation artist Babis Alexiedis, it was to celebrate closing and the rebuilding of the MAC, Archive footage of the MAC from over the past 40 years was found and donated including a documentary made by the BBC of it's building and opening.

doTb gathered together an archive of slides and photo's from all the shows and theater productions and then these were manipulated and reduced to grayscale abstract images of various shapes (Hexagon, Pentagon, Square,Triangle, parallel lines and single Line) and then placed into a software allows you to manipulate these pictures into sound, the out come of these original slides dictated the musical bed and structure of the piece, the show was for us to do with the death of utopian 1960's architecture, the MAC's main theater space was a Hexagon we wanted to strip back from this shape loosing a side each time until we where left with a horizontal line, for us this would symbolize the taking down of the architecture back to the foundations a horizontal line a flatline, almost waiting to have it's structure it's heart restarted.

This 4 track EP will be released on Hexagonal cut CD and housed in a rectangle die cut card envelope on 'Warmcircuit records" in Dec 2012 catlougue no Warm012

    Track listing:
    1. Death of the utopian dream.
    2. A very private place.
    3. Theme for Johnny.
    4. Development where non previously existed.


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Lights from a vacant house

        Rope parts I,II & III  &  Drowning the heart sounds.  

                   & Available to buy from Feb 2010.

“Rope parts I, II & III  & Drowning the heart sounds” will be dreams of Tall buildings 1st official release from their own “MuseuM” label. Mus001.
Dreams Of Tall Buildings (Darren Joyce and Justin Wiggan) and Arve Henriksen have together created genuinely innovative music that’s impossible to categorise. These 2 poetic, colossal and brittle pieces create a beautifully kaleidoscopic intimate and challenging experience.
The two pieces create deceptive barren collage of moods and are equipped with all manner of bells, chattering clicks, brittle whispers and movement through cluttered rooms that share irregular heartbeats, with a haunting narrative provided by Arve Henriksen’s tonal and beguiling siren song, which calls the listener to forget the past and the future and exist only in a windless calm.
The release places itself somewhere along the lines of Toru Takemitsu’s “Eclipse” where sounds have freedom to breath and have space between the objects and the digital layering and most windswept moments of Pimmon.
Arve Henriksen has this to say about his work with Dreams of Tall Buildings.
“It is always a big challenge to add trumpet to pre-recorded material. It is a huge risk to do so because you are afraid of destroying curves and break down the form and parameters. This music Rope I,II and III came to my computer some years ago and I was attracted to it without knowing why. These musical landscapes presented to me had fascinating sounds and timbres and combinations of sounds and a presentation of form unlike much of my own recorded music. To try to find the core and to tell a story or make comments as the music goes on became like walking in these surroundings watching them for the first time and react instantly and trust the intuition. Just like walking around in a new city and looking for the peculiarities, architectural and aesthetic differences and then feel at home. Drowning the heart sounds is a piece of music I recently met in this world of changing files by using the Internet. To me this could have been the soundtrack to short film. Here I make my comments to the story. A story which has more than one direction and also contains many layers. This music hopefully opens the doors for you to imagine your story in your own imaginary world. Have a nice journey.”  Click Here Buy Now
    1.    Rope parts I,II & III.
    2.    Drowning the heart sounds is heard again.

Rope Illustrastion by Marmy Jo