Review of “White Metal” by Nick Richardson in the June Issue of The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music
Fundação de Serralves – Porto
FROM 06 MAR 2014 TO 10 MAR 2014
06 MAR, 22h00
1 – Introduction to Subjective Depersonalization of the Voice
07 MAR, 22h00
2 – Evacuating Self-Representation
08 MAR, 18h30
3 – Non-significance Speech
09 MAR, 18h30
4 – Mechanisms of Human Voice
10 MAR, 22h00
5 – Evacuation of Gender
Mattin and Miguel Prado met in A Coruña in 2007 and since then have shared their long running interest in voice within the context of improvisation and noise. Since 2011 they have developed the project of Evacuation of the Voice (EOTV) which includes Mattin’s LP “Object of Thought” and Miguel Prado’s text “Geotraumatic Evacuation of the Voice”.
The urge for the “evacuation of the voice” appears from its inseparability from the dismantling of the face, identified as the vehicle for the representation of the “I” in capitalism. The artists propose ten sessions of one hour each (of which five now take place) where they will try to performatively evacuate the voice from their bodies, resorting to a process “subjective depersonalization”. The distancing form the thinking with the refusal of generic aesthetic idioms emerges as strategy to try to “understand our psychological, physiological and neurobiological conditions from an outsider’s perspective”.
Each session will be recorded and published together with the theoretical research in order to allow future analyses.
Object of Thought:
Geotraumatic Evacuation of the Voice:
“White Metal” is a new piece by Michael Pisaro, realised by the composer and Miguel Prado.
“When I first heard that Michael was thinking of working on a project with the name “White Metal”, I contacted him, excited to know more about it. At first we talked about general aspects of the piece, without knowing the route it would take, beyond a couple of conceptual premises. At some point, Michael suggested that this project be included in his “Grey Series” a series of noise-oriented scores he was then beginning. We had already agreed in principle that the entire structure of the piece would be derived from Mozart’s 40th Symphony, and that obviously, “White Metal” should carry a variation of the concept “Black Metal” and the term “white noise”. In this case I tried to explore “Black Metal” as some people have been doing, from the geophilosophy of real and psychic spaces” (Miguel Prado, extract from liner notes)
Full score printed on the outer sleeve. With insert.
Edition of 300 copies on black vinyl. 15 euro + shipping costs
Nice words by Byron Coley in his review of Kempelen´s Lesson (On Voice And Tape) on the dec. issue of The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music
DUBBELRADIO a 24-hour radio broadcast on two frequencies simultaneously: 95.3 FM and 101.1 FM. Live programmes mixed with specially composed two-channel works, starting on Saturday September 21st at 12.00 midday and ending at 12.00 midday on Sunday September 22. Both sides of my recent 7″ “Kempelen’s Lesson on voice and Tape” will be played simultaneosly in one FM frequency each one.
Adrián Hiebra´s thoughts on nzumbe – “grotesque position”