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In-between – Heather Frasch & Jesus Acosta Rodriguez (44.1/16bit Audio)
The Process – Joseph Clayton Mills & Marvin Tate (44.1/16bit Audio)
He was quite blank / he assured me – Patrick Farmer (44.1/16bit Audio)
Heather Frasch & Jesus Acosta Rodriguez
Joseph Clayton Mills & Marvin Tate
He was quite blank / he assured me
Patrick FarmerDesigned by Vasco Alves
released on January 2015
co-edited by Heather Frache, Daniel del Rio, Ryoko Akama
Reductive journal TWO presents the theme inner traces, which shapes a framework for five contributions from Christine Sun Kim, Heather Frasch, Joseph Clayton Mills, Manfred Werder and Patrick Farmer. Inner traces refers to the internal counterpoint embedded throughout the text-sounds, as found in these contributions. The diverse approaches observe silent traces of text-sound inter-permeations. Text and sound co-arise in listening, reading, experiencing, perceiving, receiving etc. The use of language and audio material qualifies music as a particular environmental experience that challenges the inner listening.Christine Sun Kim’s work articulates her understanding of musical symbols in a drawing series that investigates the dynamics of loudness and quietness. Sun Kim’s work represents the impossibility of absolute silence and embodies the recognition of sound perception. Sun Kim’s approach is complemented by Manfred Werder’s contribution 2014/3, a series of text scores which provide a ‘field’ for listening. His texts are ‘found’ objects that provoke thoughts or ideas, which are performed by various artists in non-musical and musical situations. Heather Frasch and Jesus Acosta’s sound and image collaboration In-Between, examines the residual energy of abandoned spaces, by documenting the transitional decay between structures and environmental forces. The project traces a connection between outside spaces and the inner resonances of the audience. The Process, a collaboration between Joseph Clayton Mills and Marvin Tate, weaves together a fragmented and improvisatorial audio diary, into a fixed form that still pulsates with life. The stories become retold, initially from the poet, reinterpreted by the composer, and finally residing in the memory of the listener. In Patrick Farmer’s He was quite blank / he assured me, extracted from the reading, the poetic writing furthers notions of music, memory and place. His discerningly detailed story offers aural imaginations. The character, ‘in an attempt to avoid silence’, talks, writes and hears, and all memories are simultaneously informed as music in a reading response.
These works manifest awareness. How do we perceive text that listens to sound? How do we listen to texts that are not spoken? How is sound animated from text that intends silence? The questions continue and observe further creation.