Minority Report comes closer… Three huge screens at Birmingham New Street railway station are scanning passers-by and play advertisements accordingly. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/new-street-station-advertising-screens-9920400
CD – w.m.o/r
Loic Blairon proposes a postulate. He listens and thinks he has no ideas to make music, but that people, through listening, can hold reality. Loic Blairon, in a way, says no to music – and it could not be otherwise, with a “work” based only on scattered tolls every minute. This “no” – finally – precisely defines the unilateral relationship that the “author” seeks to stabilize within and through sound itself, by following reality, as negative and precluded. It is an extreme work, supported by Mattin, the wmo/r head honcho, another maker of questions and “theories” that begin from very radical and intransigent audio-abuses. Silence dominates, but even when listening with closed headphones to the absorbing hiss of the 30-minute long suite, the noises of street traffic and the birds chirping in a nearby garden are not barred from this execution of non-time. Reality always takes its revenge somehow, and that timeless nothing already explored by Cage always reaffirms itself as openness to every possibility: life, more than music, which certainly does not need to be composed.