Monday, September 21, 2009
Y3Kast One : September 2009 : "CONLANGALANG"
"... But suddenly I viddied, that thinking was for the gloopy ones, and that the oomny ones used, like, inspiration and what bog sends. For now it was lovely music that came to my aid. There was a window open with the stereo on, and I viddied right at once what to do ..." - Alex narrates in Nadsat, the fictional argot of Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" novel.
The first Y3Kast will be an ever-growing, multiple-hour study on audio projects that involve constructed languages, fictional vernaculars, and idiocratic vocal practice as a means of creative expression outside of traditional "natural languages". From Arthur Machen's forbidden Aklo scriptures, first penned in his "The White People" of 1899 (and later adopted by H.P. Lovecraft, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, amongst others), to Christian Vander's Kobaïan, used to communicate a "vision of humanity's spiritual and ecological future" through the lyrics of his musical group Magma, this artistic construction of languages, or "glossopoeia" as J.R.R. Tolkien once coined it, has played an important role in the illustration of fictional worlds; in the unveiling of possible universes. Other planned languages, such as many examples of argots, consciously veil, keeping information channeled and coded from outsider majorities through manipulating common languages into slang, secretive subcultural vernaculars. The rejection of native languages altogether through using the voice as an experimental tool or musical instrument goes further again in transcending nationalistic communication boundaries, to reach a more universal level of exchange and to propel the vast potential of the human (or other fellow earth species) voice beyond the common word. To sing it differently.
We hope you enjoy the first two installments of our mixtape ramble. More is to come ...
"CONLANGALANG" Part 1.
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Anima Sound - Show Moo Show, Way On Way Up, Meau
Cromagnon - Ritual Feast Of The Libido
Hatfield & The North - Calyx
Gugg - Googleheim (BoyzIIIMyn Remiiix)
Henri Chopin - Throat Power
John Williams - Ewok Celebration
Semool - Essai 2
Klingon drinking song
Corneus - Teufeischmand 2
Puzzle Punks - Budub
Bruno Spoerri - Hymn Of Taurus
Tamia - First Polyphony
Paeces - Stable Table
Basil Kirchin - Part Two - Special Relativity
Menstruation Sisters - This Morning I Kill Lion
Ramon Sender - Worldfood - Xii
Ernst Jandl - What You Can Do Without Vowels
Gugg - Seagull
Lem - Cyborgs
Ralph Lundsten - Cat Nymphony
Ghédalia Tazartès - La Vie Et La Mort Légendaire Du Spermatozoïde Humuch Lardy
Diego Cortez - Arbiter
Tatsuya Yoshida - Abdrushin
Decibel - Contranatura
Jocy De Oliveira - Estória IV Para Vozes Violino
Galactic Locksmith - Hearth
Julia Heyward - Mongolian Face Slap Big Coup (part one) Nose Flute, Big Coup (part two)
Stephan Dillemuth - Erdmusik (Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Werner Buttner, Roberto Ohrt, Georg Herold, Diedrich Diederichsen, Max Hetzler, Gisela Capitain)
Cos - Babel
Tasaday - Vai Troppo Spresso A Wuppertai
Ron Geesin - Freedom For Four Voices and Me
Moffarfarrah - Side A (Commodore Condor, Sirrup Part I, II(Ode To Crazy Frog), Scattered)
"CONLANGALANG" Part 2.
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Organic Music Society - North Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn
Vox Populi! - Taghmanates - Gin Gina - Un Jour
Bedspring Symphony - Erotica
Roger Reynolds - Still (Voicespace I)
Demetrio Stratos - Investigazione
The Residents - Arctic Hysteria
Kurt Schwitters - Simultangedicht kaa gee dee-WW-Boo-Naa-Bii bull ree Observogelsang-Niesscherzo-Hustenscherzo Cigarren-The real disuda of t
Robert Wyatt - Excerpt from Radio Populare session
Luc Marianni - Gemeni
Meredith Monk - Procession
Masonna - Beauty Beast
Prima Materia - The Tail Of The Tiger
Günter Maas - Molom - Takis - Kawak - Ses
Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry - Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul: Eroica
Magma - K.A. III
Posted by completelybaroque at 6:44 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A Little About.
Y3Kasts are to become a regular audio broadcast hosted by Joshua Petherick and Christopher LG Hill and presented by Y3K Gallery in Melbourne, Australia with the intention of creating an informal platform for audio-based projects that can exist parallel to the gallery's more architecturally-bound exhibition calender. The shows will be available as MP3 format Podcasts via the Y3K site (y3kradio.blogspot.com), along with accompanying texts (essays, transcriptions, tracklists). With time the programme of broadcasts will hopefully have the breadth to encompass all manner of audio work formats - radio plays, comedy sketches, monologues, music mixtapes, field recordings, discussions, artists research material, etc. - to encourage new dialogue and modes of performance and presentation, beyond the visual.
The broadcasts will be sporadic.
Posted by completelybaroque at 7:00 PM