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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 01.12.2010

Ort: TQW/Studios

Im Rahmen von: SCORES No 2: What Escapes




What sings to me, I who hear the song in my body? (Roland Barthes)

It is never still inside the body. An inner storm rages, which we do not see from the outside. (Henri Chopin) 

Life’s . . . a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. (W. Shakespeare, Macbeth)

SOUNDSLEEPER is a text-sound composition that analyses the conditions and circumstances of speaking and language. What leaks out of speech, from speaking? What creeps in, even before a sentence is spoken, a thing is described, a circumstance portrayed? What happens between the ear and the mouth, between hearing and speaking, perception and being perceived?

Language, speech and body sounds – breathing, swallowing, eating noisily, clearing one’s throat, coughing, stomach-rumbling – which are essentially employed in formulating sentences, but otherwise escape language and are not or only seldom perceived, form the acoustic starting point and pivot of narration. The soundtracks of the external and internal world run in parallel, noisy tumult, confusing noise outside, the noise factory inside, layers overlay each other, relate to each other, the singing of the body slowly rises, comes into play, breaks off again, sonorous somato sounds, arabesque noises of the surroundings and fragments of speech merge into a polyphonous soundscape of speech.


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