Friday, 22 July 2011

Xenoglossy & Transwitkacy

Xenoglossy producer Oliver Fay attempts to deconstruct and dehumanize the Samuel Beckett text "Not I" with enough Rabid Nihlistic fervor to make Nick Land weep.

Whilst his shadow sister...

TransWitkacy enthusiast and translator Marta Poznanski shall be bridging linguistic gaps between the Polish and English translations of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's hallucinogenic scribbles entitled "Narcotics"

All of this rabble babble of language shall be softly soundbedded with some rare and exotic outsider recordings..

"An Exploration of the Extant"

   Xenoglossy by xenoglossy

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Episode 13

John Wall and Alex Rogers allow us an ear hole into a compositional and
improvisational parallel reality of their own creation! Where Rogers' neologistic/modernist poetry twists and mutates alongside John Wall's Electroacoustic craftings. This hour long episodic contribution serves as a potent example of the potential these two artists could threaten to release upon the current contemporary experimental circuits.

A rolling gait,had he.

There is a twee in Ethekth I’ll hinge meself fwom

Who is there?

Ever eh? Who is there?

                              No one


Which is what? Just a moan, just a moan as usual.

Ever since sentences started to circulate in brains devoted to reflection, an effort at total identification has been made, because with the aid of a copula each sentence ties one thing to another; all things would be visibly connected if one could discover at a single glance and in its totality the tracings of Ariadne's thread leading thought into its own labyrinth.

  Glossolalia- John Wall & Alex Rogers by Tongues

Mantle Eliade (Alex Rogers)

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Episode 12

I would like to quote from the CD EXTRACTION - To leave the periphery and be in the magnificent center. (CD, 57’ 25’’, FER 1039, 2002.) ”This basic sound material was recorded in my biological mother’s uterus with my not yet developed teeth used as a fundamental and simple recording device a few days before my birth. This sound material was kept recorded and hidden until recently inside one of my wisdom teeth, but has now been brought to light and exposure. Digitally mastered, reproduced and emitted into the room which we all mutually share and which we usually call reality, the world. Emitted with the main purpose to change that room. You do not necessarily have to listen to this CD, the sound material should be considered more as a tool, a tool with a special purpose, favourable but dangerous. For best results: load this CD in your CD player, confirm that sound is coming out through the speakers, and then just leave the room. When you come back everything will be totally changed.”

But also from the book GENEALOGY - §32 UNKNOWN VEHICLE - ”Relates to my unknown father who was said to be a driver for many years. I never met my father and I never saw him drive his truck, but I had a lot of fantasies around him and his car when I was a kid and I hated all those trucks I saw everywhere, he could have been in any of them and I was so afraid, afraid that he would run over me with his car, that he hated me and wanted to see me dead, he was a violent person. - This is however the basic stuff we always, as humans, have used to create what we call religion, what we call God (the mythology of the past and what we use to make the unknown understandable). God has always used an unknown vehicle to transport himself over the long timeless distances. This is so fundamental, so basic in our lives, but it has always been so misused by authority to control people.” - So, what I want to say is that it was totally inevitable for me to start working with sound, with music, with the hearable.

  Glossolalia-No Queen (Leif Elggren) by bruxisminimal

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Episode 11

Ludo Mich ~ is a painter, sculptor, performer, poet, choreographer, film- and videomaker, animator, holographer and musician. He lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. In his latest visual work, currently on the way to China, Ludo Mich does not just play the violin like he did in some of his latest live performances, but instead makes noise with the superstrings, linking his love for music, holography and quantum physics in the 11th dimension or the M-dimension (M as in Mich). Mich has always been an artist with a special interest in technicality and most of his work can be described as the visualisation of different dimensions. The Superstring Theory could be seen as a unified Theory Of Everything, because every matter consists of the energy or the “music” of superstrings, the smallest elementary particles. Through experiments like this, Ludo Mich tries to show that string theory is also visually and musically applicable to the domain of metaphysics. Ever since starting out making music to his experimental films of the Sixties, he’s been collaborating with people, which is what this Resonance selection in the first place shows. Results can turn out out to be scientific, mythical, physical, annoying, conceptual or simply extremely funny, but always give us a glimpse of his 11th dimension.

The Selection:

1. Kommissar Hjuler, Mama Bear & Ludo Mich – Out Of Body. After Kommissar Hjuler heard the La Bamba version I did for the Ultra Eczema compilation, he sent me several recordings for a collaboration. I wrote text, recorded the vocals for them and mixed the songs here.

2. Ludo Mich РMusic from the film Deus Ex Machina. The original version of this track was composed by Ludo Mich in 1966 and used for his performance Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at theatercaf̩ Babylon (Brugge/Belgium); In 1970 ten minutes of the original 120 minutes soundtrack were used for the film Deus Ex Machina. The original 120 minutes got lost.. (taken from the Music From Films By Ludo Mich LP, Ultra Eczema 25)

3. LudoMich & Blood Stereo - The Peeling Spirit. From the Ludo Mich & Blood Stereo – From Tapes & Throats LP, Giant Tank 017. Ludo’s vocals recorded at home in Antwerp, 2006, by Hans De Ley. Mixed and edited by Blood Stereo at home in Brighton, 2008

4. Kuwayama & Ludo Mich - Untitled. I recorded voice and Japanese artist Kuwayama made music to it. We got to know each other in Glasgow at the Install Festival in 2006, while smoking cigarettes out on the street. The song never was released.

5. Ludo Mich & W. Ravenveer – Improvisation at Bokal Royale in Brussels, .November 2nd 2008, organised by Veglia Records.

6. Ludo Mich & Blood Stereo - In Love With A Hologram. From the Ludo Mich & Blood Stereo – From Tapes & Throats LP, Giant Tank 017. Ludo’s vocals recorded at home in Antwerp, 2006, by Hans De Ley. Mixed and edited by Blood Stereo at home in Brighton, 2008.

7. Kuwayama & Ludo Mich – Tell Me A Story. Another unreleased collaboration song I did together with my Japanese friend.

8. Joyous Cosmology & Ludo Mich. Improvisation at Cinema Nova in Brussels together with the band of my daughter Djuna, played as a soundtrack to the Multi-D:2D holographic movie I made. February 2nd 2007.

9. Ludo Mich - La Bamba. Cover version for the Ultra Eczema 68 LP, which was released with the Ultros Exemos La Bamba Night(mare) party at Antwerp squat Scheldapen where all bands and the dj only played versions of the La Bamba song, the complete night (February 28th 2009). Insanity.

10. Ludo Mich & Blood Stereo - It's Raining Ammonia. From the Ludo Mich & Blood Stereo – From Tapes & Throats LP, Giant Tank 017. Ludo’s vocals recorded at home in Antwerp, 2006, by Hans De Ley. Mixed and edited by Blood Stereo at home in Brighton, 2008.

Glossolalia- Ludo Mich by Glossolalia