Initially conceived by Emile Milgrim and T. Wheeler Castillo, Archival Feedback is an interdisciplinary dialog stemming from an attempt to document the ever-changing landscape of South Florida.
The project centers around field recordings (“calls”) collected by Milgrim and Wheeler Castillo between 2012-14 with corresponding “responses” composed by selected artists utilizing these recordings, all mastered by Rat Bastard at Dan Hosker Studio in Miami Beach. A collection of prints, authored and printed by Milgrim and Wheeler Castillo at Turn-Based Press in Miami, informs the listening, references history and reacts to the landscape.
Archival Feedback is research and fieldwork, print and sonic map. Contributing artists include Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, io.ko (Elegua Records), Fsik Huvnx (Other Electricities), Dim Past (Other Electricities), Jared McKay (Coral Morphologic), and Ortrotasce.
Archival Feedback was funded in-part by a generous grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
“Archival Feedback really begins to scream/speak/sing volumes about the layered and nuanced relationship people have to sounds and the place where they live... It has the air of the hyperreal about it, the atomization of the virtual, telling us we are leaving the sandy beaches and crystal waters behind.” -Redefine Magazine
"This is the sort of dialogue that many field recording artists hope to initiate in their listeners: not passive listening, but an active engagement with one's own environment." -A Closer Listen