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'Within The Glass Temple' began with a two hour live improvisation in response to fragments from the Sunken Foal track 'Beard of Mercury Switches'. We played various instruments, including guitar, piano, xylophone, bells and self made instruments in combination with field recordings, samples and live processing. From this session we constructed a sequence of the most intriguing segments and decided to listen to them over a couple of weeks with the notion of returning to the studio to do further treatments. Final work on the track was completed a month or so later when we regrouped in the studio and restructured the track with electronic processing and some new compositional elements.

The title itself evolved in a similar improvisory fashion to the
music. Over the years we shared an interest in sacred, temple-like
spaces: a clearing deep in the forest, an abandoned factory, or the
white walls of a gallery. We often incorporate materials found in
these places into our creative projects. Many of the sounds that we
shaped during the studio process seemed to evoke the ceremonial, whilst others suggested glass-like, delicate and tenuous moods. In this context the temple becomes our meeting place, in which we can communicate through the medium of sound. Through here emanates music from within the glass temple.

On this occasion Projector Collective are John Carter, Anthony Kelly, Jay Roche, David Stalling.

Projector Collective / September 2010



Projector Collective was formed in late 2006 by the artists John Carter, Anthony Kelly and Jay Roche. These three artists all work individually but have worked collectively on various projects in the past. The main aim of the Collective is to encourage a collaborative approach to making art and the core members have worked with and facilitated other artists in making their work.

The Collective aims to create an arena where ideas can evolve and can be realised inside or outside the normal environment of the gallery. In pursuing this they incorporate elements of the internet and the idea of self publication as a means to reaching a wider audience. Where a gallery space is used, Projector Collective are keen to look for more peripheral environments, either in non-commercial spaces or the use of non-gallery locations.

Recent Projector Collective projects include ATOM, a series of installations and performances during DEAF 2009; Bright Shadow, an ongoing building intervention at St. Agatha's Court, Dublin in collaboration with VIA artist collective and The Radiant City at Common Place Amateur Projects. Other projects include The Perfect Artwork, I Just Like The Lights, White Yellow White and The Last Days
Of The President. Projects in development include 'Why Don't we Do It In The Road?' and a publication about the Bright Shadow project. Multiples and other publications by Projector Collective and its members are available from Farpoint Recordings.