Vol 1 • Cries from the Guts

Yvon Bonenfant, Will Edmondes & Micah Silver (cur/eds) • ISBN 978-1-906113-05-6

Photo courtesy Laura Maes

Cries from the Guts, the first volume of the Experiments and Intensities series, explores the ways – sometimes gentle and whimsical, sometimes gurgling and grotesque, sometimes elegant and fine, and sometimes chaotic and unrelenting – that a diverse selection of artists engage with the viscerality of sound – from literal, comical and metaphorical perspectives.

Table of Contents

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Semiotic Stomach

Semiotic Stomach

A work in sound • sound art: Ali Cocks

Ali Cocks

Semiotic Stomach features Ali Cocks’ digestive sounds recorded internally with a hydrophone. These recordings were then incorporated into a larger sonic narrative: a human and British journey through birth, infancy, town nightlife, marginalised queer city happenings and normative supermarket visits. The turmoil present in the digestive sounds can be heard as a response to the narrative of the social body.

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Eating Pipe

Eating Pipe

A work in sound • artist: Mikael Eriksson

Mikael Eriksson

In Eating Pipe, Mikael Eriksson creates transformations from speech to screams to animals to guts. Attempting to inject piss and shit and spunk into the world of digital sounds, he brings a strange sense of fun, while pursuing his own sense of the beautiful. The still images, from a recent gastroscopy, explore Eriksson’s own recent medical explorations of mysterious pains – apparently, all was as it should have been.

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    Glis Glis

    a work in sound • sound art by Laura Maes, sounds performed by Vasco Delneste
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Glis Glis

Glis Glis

a work in sound • sound art by Laura Maes, sounds performed by Vasco Delneste

Laura Maes

These are the sounds of Vasco Delneste, recorded by artist Laura Maes in 2010. No sounds are electronically processed or altered, and not a single sound is used twice, even though some sound similar. Maes structures them electronically: they paint a portrait that is simultaneously deeply human and unearthly.

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Guts

Guts

A work in sound • artists: Takahashi’ Shellfish Concern

Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern

The ensemble brings together the act of painting and electronic processing to create feedback loops within which the viscera of canvas becomes a skin scraper’s orchestra.

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    Music for Flesh II

    A digital-visceral performance • artist: Marco Donnarumma
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Music for Flesh II

Music for Flesh II

A digital-visceral performance • artist: Marco Donnarumma

Marco Donnarumma

Music for Flesh II is an interactive performance for enhanced body, based on the biophysical music system Xth Sense, developed by the author and performer, artist Marco Donnarumma. This interface, and the performer, have an unusually liquid and sensual manner with one another.

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    MCVox

    A work in sound • artist: Melanie Chilianis (with the voice of Michael Chang)
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MCVox

MCVox

A work in sound • artist: Melanie Chilianis (with the voice of Michael Chang)

Melanie Chilianis

The piece MCVox by Melanie Chilianis was initially part of Danish artist Michael Chang’s collaborative exhibition Fragments (Arnot Art Museum, New York State, April 2011). It uses vocal sources from Melanie Chilianis and Michael Chang in various degrees of intelligibility and duration. It was made during a particularly bad phase of chronic illness (migraine and epileptic seizures), when everyday communication was often difficult and visual and aural perceptions were distorted.

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    VUST!

    A work in sound and extra-normal voice • artists: Lawrence Upton and Benedict Taylor
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VUST!

VUST!

A work in sound and extra-normal voice • artists: Lawrence Upton and Benedict Taylor

Lawrence Upton & Benedict Taylor

Acclaimed wordsmith, experimental performance poet and graphic artist Lawrence Upton brings his years of experience to the table in this gritty work with Benedict Taylor.

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The Hagia Sofia

The Hagia Sofia

A work in sound • sound artist: Sirpa Jokinen

Sirpa Jokinen

The soundwork is based on recordings made inside the Hagia Sofia museum in Istanbul during its opening hours. It is an attempt to capture the special acoustic situation inside the building. The recording locations are changed between the second balcony and the ground floor under the main dome. We here the guts, the very entrails, of the Hagia resonate with a sense of elegant expansiveness and infrasound boom.