Permutopia is an assemblage of found sound — tape loops, turntable manipulations and field recordings combined into textured compositions. Based on various visions of utopia — from techno-agrarian island idylls to anarchic moon colonies — sound is used as an evocation of new forms of living.
Taking its cues from the work of Superstudio, Ursula K. Le Guin, Aldous Huxley, Ivor De Wolfe and others, the work is a tribute to past futures. Permutopia was assembled April-July 2009 in Hackney by Anil Bawa-Cavia and Miranda Iossifidis. The download comes with six original pieces of artwork by Miranda Iossifidis.
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