`Paint Your Lips While Singing Your Favourite Pop Song´

Autore disco:

Salomé Voegelin


Flaming Pines (GB)





Anno di Pubblicazione:



1) Hand To Mouth Song 2) A Score To Start Hearing The Invisible 3) Loving It 4) Rain Song 5) Unheard Sound 6) Hating it 7) Light Song 8) Face To Face




AGF (Antye Greie) / KMRU (Joseph Kamaru Mwangi) / Rhodri Davies / Rie Nakajima / Siavash Amini / Claire Rousay / Arturas Bumšteinas / Rebecca Lennon

dare un suono alle parole

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«I write scores to get into conversation with human and more than human things, while staying by myself. I use words to trigger an exchange that includes, beyond words, the doing, listening and sounding to and with things. My starting point is private and intimate, quiet mainly if not mute, and felt rather than heard. From there the speaking of words expands the feeling into doing, which as listening and sounding takes a contingent shape that meets that of others and other things, listening and sounding too. Thus on the basis of odd and private imaginations I start to make a shared racket and a space of things that narrate their own instructions.»
«For this album I used the format of the text-score to invite eight artists into such conversations. I asked them to read my words as instructions for the making of sounds, so that their making of sounds could challenge those words and the possibility of instruction: crossing them out and going beyond a literal demand. In response, the artists pulled on letters and stretched their sense of time and space, until they mean as sound; and the works produced do not generate interpretations but materialisations: odd things done and conjured in the performance of words rather than their reference. Thus they generate from ears with hands what might sound if instructions are performed rather than obeyed.»
Salomé Voegelin

Leggere le note scritte dall’autrice, soprattutto nel caso di dischi particolari come questo, può essere a volte molto utile.
La Voegelin, come potete capire da tali note (pure non chiarissime), scrive queste partiture testuali che non sono vere e proprie partiture, nel senso cageano del termine tanto per capirsi, ma brevi componimenti da interpretare in suoni secondo la propria sensibilità.
Ne riporto due:
Make your hands into a cup-shape
Place it over your mouth
While pressing down as hard as you can

Listen to a sound that you like
Stay with it
Sound it to try to understand your like,
continue until you love it
La risposta a otto di questi brevi temi a svolgimento libero è stata affidata ad altrettanti musicisti improvvisatori, metà dei quali probabilmente ben noti a una buona parte dei nostri lettori (AGF, Rhodri Davies, Rie Nakajima e Claire Rousay).
Poco c’è di tradizionalmente suonato, se si escludono l’arpa di Rhodri Davies e, volendo considerarle tali, le voci di AGF e Rebecca Lennon. Il resto si sviluppa tra oggettistica, elettroniche e suoni concreti. Quella che principalmente s’ascolta è paesaggistica sonora di ottima fattura, del tipo che tanto deve alla scuola francese di Schaeffer, paesaggistica che si inalbera su livelli di assoluta eccellenza in A Score To Start Hearing The Invisible del kenyota Joseph Kamaru. Merito del disco, che presenta artisti provenienti dai quattro continenti, è anche quello di mostrare come in fatto di sperimentazione sonora non esistano più scuole guida ma una pianificazione di tipo globale.

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Data Recensione: 8/11/2023

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