• APA, jø – der stromausfall / cloudbursting – D.A.Y.I.N.

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    During the Everything Without a “Real” is False: APA Artists-in-Residence @ Being Generation & Johann Diedrick @ Friends-at-Home Mirco-Residency (2015.5.30), the two impromptu music performances Der Stromausfall / Cloudbursting happened as a result of unexpected electrical outage and fortuitous power-back on Dundas West, Toronto. Der Stromausfall was improvised completely without wall power. In Cloudbursting, the instrument (eventually the performance) allows the performer to use a one second vocal recording as a sound source for a tactile interface. When touching two contacts, thereby closing a circuit, the vocal sample is played back in a fluttering staccato of pitches based around a pentatonic scale. This allows for a wildly expressive sonic palette that is driven through touch between oneself and others. When the circuit is used in reverse, a group can form a connection together that results in silence. As they start to let go of each other, melodic voices shower down.

    A Side – Der Stromausfall – 53’59”

    APA = Voice / Mic Feedback / Objects (saxophone, melodica, bicycle, etc.)
    JØ = Drum / Mic / Objects (branches, plastic bag, etc.)

    B Side – Cloudbursting – 38’44”

    APA = Voice / Electric Guitar
    JØ = Cloudbursting (Instrument)

    Mastered by Alex Santilli at WSDG Philadelphia Recording Studio
    Visual Design by APA