live recording session #178 @ amann studios
fri 13.07.2012 amann studios
matija schellander & noid
matija schellander - kontrabass
noid - cello
lynn book & shawn decker (usa)
the phaedra escapes
performance for voice, violin, sound effects, sampler, electronics and synth
LYNN BOOK & SHAWN DECKER (USA)
THE PHAEDRA ESCAPES
Part history and part possibility, Book & Decker deploy Phaedra as a divining tool to denature the song cycle by way of voluptuous frictions between the chill of stasis and white hot freedom.
Transmedia and vocal artist Lynn Book in collaboration with electronic musician and sound artist Shawn Decker deploy Phaedra as a divining tool to denature the song cycle by way of voluptuous frictions between release and containment, stasis and white hot freedom. Part history and part possibility, Phaedra is both a mythical figure and a contemporary sign of escape. The artists spring her from a Baroque opera where she migrated from Racine’s stage, having threaded through centuries of story, including conflicting fragments that Euripides wrote, lost, then wrote again in ancient Greece. Phaedra becomes the ideal escape body for our time, resonant with multiple histories and radiant with propositions for possible futures.
"Last evening I found your work to be like a profile of negative space."
Paul Shullenberger, on the preview of The Phaedra Escapes /2012 Outer Ear Festival, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago/USA
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