Fata Morgana
Artist(s)/Author(s): Robert Crouch
Format: Archive Item, Audio
Keywords: music
Dimensions: 5 x 5.5
Publisher: Murmur Records
Date Aired/Exhibited: 1/5/2012
City Produced/Published: Pasadena
Reference Number: B45-32363.Cr
Acquisition Date: 4/30/2021
Copies: 1
Collection: John Burtle
Donated By: John Burtle
Description:

Fata Morgana originated as an audiovisual performance commissioned by the Pasadena Arts Council for the AxS Festival 2011 and curated by Steve Roden.

Fata Morgana is a kind of fragmented travelogue, reconstructed through field recordings from the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah and Lake Mead in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. The piece mirrors the rare and complex Fata Morgana mirage phenomenon which hauntingly inverts the boundaries of figure and ground over both desert lands and seas.

Fata Morgana is presented here as a stereo mix recomposed for home listening.

Released January 5, 2012

Murmur Records, JP (mmr-13)

Originally commissioned by the Pasadena Arts Council for the AxS Festival 2011.

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