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Linda O' Keeffe "Metamorphosis and Praxis" [CD]

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これまた素晴らしい内容!!Artificial Memory TraceことSlavek Kwiと共同制作等も行っているサウンドアーティストLinda O' Keeffe唯一のソロCD。氏自身の中に存在する寓話/物語を音として表現した3部構成の作品。宗教歌、ポップス、野外録音が気持ち悪い定位でミックスされる1曲目、それらデロデロに引き延ばした様な持続音による2曲目、一気に雰囲気がガラッと変わり突然女性ボーカルの祈りの歌が始まる3曲目と、曲の編成が凄まじい。各トラックの詳細が記された大判紙スリーヴ仕様。



A new 3 track audio CD written and produced by sound artist Linda O’Keeffe. Presented as a folded A5 size card printed on heavy uncoated paper stock and featuring the essay 'Resonant Ecologies…towards listening' by Jessica Foley and notes on the pieces by Linda O'Keeffe.

Boing
– dull boing
– feeling out and repeating,
slowing into a rhythm more in
line with the steady heart. Beat.


Track Listing:
1 A Sorrow Keening 04:44
2 Elemental Argument 08:57
3 The Ecstasy of St Theresa 11:50

All tracks written and produced by Linda O’Keeffe

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These works are an exploration of the nature of spirituality and power, the use of the voice and narrative to tell a story and how the practice of relating to each other has changed with the metamorphosis of religion. Each work examines how the body plays a part in how the world is examined and understood.

The first piece is based on the practice of keening at funerals, a practice celebrated in numerous countries; it is both an expression of sorrow and an art form. The second work Elemental Argument is based on the stories of Aesop, Aesop’s fables were tales told to both children and adults to guide them in their behaviour. Aesop predominantly used animals and the elements as characters in his tales, giving them a voice and human characteristics.

The Ecstasy of St Theresa explores the influence sexuality has had on Christianity, as both a negative and positive power. This work was created while I was living in Chicago and was constantly coming across street evangelists whose overriding message was that sexuality was evil, the body was a vassal for God, yet there preaching was a form of Ecstasy a release of pent up emotion that bordered on the sexual.

Linda O’Keeffe
July 2010