THE TWENTIETH CENTURY NEVER HAPPEND
A radiophonic text/music piece played by the 4 individuals of the
MACHINE FOR MAKING SENSE .
Stewart's poems address varied ideas including contemporary linguistics, science and the politics of meaning. Wishart is now exploring analog and digital bass timbres, sometimes treating the others with feedback gating, and playing on the antiquated hurdygurdy. Denley straps an obsolete contact microphone onto his larynx (originally used by world war II fighter pilots) so we hear inside his breath gestures: a new perspective on wind instruments. He searches to remove the idea of discreet tones from melody. Rue juxtaposes, collages and fragments found sounds with a number of CD and MD players.
Collectively they explore and discuss; the rub between chaotic and open-ended systems and pre-determined structures and, the group as a modelling tool for ideas and sensibilities to do with individualism and collectivity. At the turn of the 21st Century, meditations on the indigestability of the 20th.