August 24, 2013
Chapel Performance Space - Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
How might one converse with a non-human other on its own terms? Straight mimicry is unilateral and generally unsatisfying - as Benjamin Boretz put it once, "imitation is the sincerest form of contempt." In general, the other does not converse one-to-one. It converses one to all or one-from-within-the-all to all. The idea then, as David has spent his career exploring, is not to learn the other's language (if there is such a thing) but to discover the structure of the sonic environment with which the other interacts in its life as itself, to manipulate the sonic tokens of that environment, and to move the other to interact with that new environment - in short, to invent an other imprinted with us, with which to address that other other as a part of the all. To that end, and in the hope that this end will be a means to a more whole understanding, computers, hyper-chaotic systems of oscillators, ultra-sonic microphones, and a host of other tools are brought to play.
The fruits of the field are ripe with wonder.
August 27, 2013
Hello Jim - Keith Eisenbrey
Banned Rehearsal 47 - August 1985 - Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Meyer
Aaron, then in Berkeley, sent each of us one-third of a letter, split every-other-other word. Not to be out-done, we read it out loud, but in perverse sequence.
JB - Keith Eisenbrey
Sweet Possession - Keith Eisenbrey
August 28, 2013
Bann I - August 1985 - Aaron Keyt
Vocal productions in a pianissimo realm - singing in secret.
Oh Ben - Keith Eisenbrey
Someday - Keith Eisenbrey
I was both fighting with and really getting into the cruddiness of the sound quality of the tapes I was making as much as I was simply recording a song. The anti-competence stance of this series was soaking down into the production process. Results varied. I have linked them to my soundcloud site for your enjoyment.
August 29, 2013
Banned Rehearsal 48 - August 1985 - Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Meyer
A double-sided tape, the first of which consists of our writing and reading three letters to Aaron, switching papers every word. The second side is filled with sudden songs: I Wish I Were In Pakistan, Carolina, Such a Suspicious Thing To Do, It Hurts, The Serpents from the Mountains, You Make the Spaghetti (I'll Make the Sauce), What About String.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
August 26, 2013
Gradus 232 - Neal Meyer