Πέμπτη, 5 Μαρτίου 2009

howard stelzer & frans de waard 'torn tongue' absurd #18



another beloved one... not only because deals with a source material i love (a.k.a. the human voice) but also comes from 2 of my most beloved friends from the network too...

initially crafted using the voice of dead friend... at least regarding the source material... slowly turned to a great 6 track 40 min recording which upon listening couldn't say no and issued. including it in the 'research center for the definition of happiness' series with an artwork by hara vidopoulou (hara of 'genital grinder' zine), the front cover of which i always wanted - but never found the time- to print on t-shirts as well... the main idea behind the project was to use the initial voice recordings. record the cdr and then keep it as an ongoing series using for each 'volume' the original one plus the previous volumes... well until today only 2 'volumes' have been out.. this one and a business card cdr one...

[the voice that was used as source material could be somehow heard on howie's 'witte' 3"cdr on jason talbot's kissy records.]

looking back now brings in mind great moments from a turbulent period of absurd's life (well absurd lives also another turbulent period but different than that one). a period that was documented with recordings like this one...

an impresive moment documented here....

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zngzttqm2iw

3 σχόλια:

Frans@beequeen.nl είπε...

well, actually there are three volumes: this one is number 1, and the business card you mention is vol 2 on My Own Little Label - www.kormplastics.nl/moll.html, but there is also a volume 0, which I intended to release on Bake Records, but then ended up on 'Not Lost', a 4CDR set on Audiobot. It might be deleted, in which case I can make an upload for you. And volume 3 is in the works.

Howard Stelzer είπε...

I can elucidate a bit further... there was a volume even before Vol.0! It was 1/4 of a four-artist split cassette on Sound Probe (a label that was run by Dan Greenwood of Proof of the Shooting and Diagram: A). If I recall, we shared our side with Skin Crime! But I no longer have a copy of that tape. It came packed in some painted sculpture made out of a bra, or something.

Also, the voice we use for this project was not that of Mike Witte (RIP), but of Kelly Sams, a woman I went to college with in Florida. She'd asked me to make some sound to accompany her art installation, so I made a tape collage of her voice. That tape collage is what all the "Torn Tongue" stuff started with!

http://dreams-dxt.blogspot.com/ είπε...

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