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Danny McCarthy — White Star Line

White Star Line, is a 45rpm 7 inch vinyl single from innovative Cork based sound artist Danny McCarthy.

The title of the work refers to the ship Titanic and also the company that ran the shipping line. The Titanic’s last port of call was Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland. This recording was created using electronics and field recordings made at, on and under the actual pier that the last passengers crossed to board the boats that brought them out to the Titanic, which was moored nearby in the harbour.

Field recordings by the artist made on 14th and 15th April 2012, the centenary of the sinking of the ship.

In the April issue of Record Collector Spencer Grady writes:

Multimedia artist McCarthy provides an Irish focus to the Titanic story with field recordings captured on the centenary of the ship’s sinking near the pier in Cobh, County Cork. From this locale, where the final passengers boarded boats to reach the ill-fated vessel moored in the nearby harbour, he siphons turbulent micro-systems, augmented by hydrophones, sucking up choruses of nickering shrimp babble and, seemingly, the distressed laryngeal sluice of the deceased.

Track Listing:

Side 1
White Star Line part 1

Side 2
White Star Line part 2