Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
CD – Artek Sounds
Here we find a vocal stuttering, a sort of gibberish where a series of hardly decipherable words are emitted, winning us over. We are talking about “Sermon On Wings And Tergal Lobes”, the first track of “Wormsongs”, a not-easily decipherable album, suspended between lyricisms and noise,micro-minimal drives and refined electronica. The mind thinks thanks to words, oriental philosophy teaches us – in this case the automated emission of random vocalizations helps to break any scheme of ordinary communication, even though the rhythms of religious tunes and spoken-word forms (so dear to a certain avant-garde) survive. Everything seems driven by the vocal automatisms, though certain traditional instruments also peek out, such as piano, violins and various percussion – elements that support the strong musicality of the experience. Eight tracks are presented; we think “Light Code”, (the one with Bart De Vrees working the percussion) is particularly successful, with its free-form envelopes. On the next track, “Set Song”, Anat Spiegel’s beautiful voice is in evidence, very calibrated in its recitative stressing and editing, and part of a very strong, non-conventional, theatrical climax. The album was made using SuperCollider, an environment and programming language for real-time sound synthesis and algorithmic composition, following the idea of lyrical verses, substituted by automatic instruments activated to generate an equal number of “automatisms” of vocal nature.