Estevan-Weyburn: part of the Listener’s Guide to the Saskatchewan Grid Road Map Eric Powell

Estevan-Weyburn is the fourth section in an ongoing project aimed at scoring the entire Saskatchewan Highway system in real time. That is to say, each track is the same duration as the drive between the two cities (or towns)named in the title. This track uses processed instrumental and field recordings collected from mines and oil wells between Estevan and Weyburn to highlight the impact the resource industry has on the Province. The continuous drones from the sruti box imitate the road noise experienced in a car, as well as reinforcing the time-based process of driving from one remote location to another. This project was designed as background music to a minimalist, but constantly changing visual experience - driving through the Prairies.

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Sruti Box, Siren, Snow Geese, Oil Derricks, Potash Mines (Dry Process), Highway.
  • Software used: Logic
  • Duration of the submitted work: 78:30
  • Production: The War Room
  • Disc publication: Web-only version released by Electricity is Magic.

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