O And I./Orb Of Senses
Commissioned for the „Sacred Language“-project by Max Kuiper.
Source material by Max Kuiper.
Additional material, voice and treatment by Thorsten Soltau.
Recorded from February—March 2016 at Lichter Raum, Wilhelmshaven.
„O And I“
Slow waves of sounds are layered. Detuned timbres of the same loop. Different fluttering volume levels are creating a sheerness of human voices intoning the vowels „o“ and „i“.
„Orb Of Senses“
A mixture of different selections of the provided source material. Binaural filtering and frequency panning applied to various instances. Concrete sounds like a sewing machine (manipulated to resemble a shutter frame running film projector) webbed in. Two spoken texts were set aside to each other. Both spoken from memory as a part of an stream of consciousness experiment. Content of texts inspired by Antonin Artaud; both texts were treated to become distorted and inapprehensible creating a new language.
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Soundpoem and image © Thorsten Soltau
'O And I./Orb Of Senses' is a soundpoem made for Nuits et Noirs magazine nr. 3 - 'Sacred Language'.
The soundwork is constructed using stems from the series 'If one speaks the sacred language' by lht.
For this issue of Nuits et Noirs, the contributors were asked to respond on this quote of Antonin Artaud:
“I am adding another language to the spoken language,
and I am trying to restore to the language of speech its old magic,
its essential spellbinding power,
for its mysterious possibilities have been forgotten.”
The free PDF Nuits et Noirs magazine with visual works and texts by international contributors: nuitsetnoirs.com/2016/02/18/nuits-et-noirs-3-sacred-language/
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Plans are to release the soundprojects of Nuits et Noirs in physical form in 2016 by r\a\w f\o\r\m\s.