paint your lips while singing your favourite pop song – Salomé Voegelin
Scores compilation with KMRU, claire rousay, Rhodri Davies, Rie Nakajima, Siavash Amini, Rebecca Lennon, Arturas Bumšteinas and AGF
Album release on vinyl and digital: 27 Jan 2022
Launch event at Cafe Oto: 27 Jan 2022
This forthcoming release on Flaming Pines sees eight artists responding to scores by the artist and sound studies theorist Salomé Voegelin. Live performance from KMRU, Arturas Bumšteinas, Sharon Gal and Caroline Kraabel will launch the album at Cafe Oto. Preview two tracks online here.
“I write scores to get into conversation with human and more than human things, while staying by myself. I use words to trigger an exchange that includes, beyond words, the doing, listening and sounding to and with things. My starting point is private and intimate, quiet mainly if not mute, and felt rather than heard. From there the speaking of words expands the feeling into doing, which as listening and sounding takes a contingent shape that meets that of others and other things, listening and sounding too. Thus on the basis of odd and private imaginations I start to make a shared racket and a space of things that narrate their own instructions.
For this album I used the format of the text-score to invite eight artists into such conversations. I asked them to read my words as instructions for the making of sounds, so that their making of sounds could challenge those words and the possibility of instruction: crossing them out and going beyond a literal demand. In response, the artists pulled on letters and stretched their sense of time and space, until they mean as sound; and the works produced do not generate interpretations but materialisations: odd things done and conjured in the performance of words rather than their reference. Thus they generate from ears with hands what might sound if instructions are performed rather than obeyed.” — Salomé Voegelin