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Self Portrait in Vocal Booth in Sacerdote’s Sambizanga Recording Studio, Luanda, 2018 | © Photo: Satch Hoyt, Courtesy of the artist
Performing on and in layers of urban soundscapes recorded across the lusophone triangle between Luanda, Salvador da Bahia and Lisbon, Satch Hoyt composed Latitude as an urban soundscape of the Afro-Sonic Mapping journey. By combining processed electric flute, electronic percussions, Congolese Sanzas, Brazilian Berimbau and synthesizers with his ambient recordings, Hoyt’s sonic cartographies interconnect swathes of sounds from yard parties, churches, streets and market places across the Black Atlantic passage. The solo performance Latitude amplifies a crosscurrent of sonicities that continue to percolate since the advent of colonialism.