Various Artists - Playing With Words: An Audio Compilation
The work on this audio compilation is part of an intermittent ongoing tradition of artistic investigation of spoken language. The pieces included here negotiate potential oppositions such as semantic play and abstraction, musical and narrative structures, speech and song, one voice and many. Influences have been drawn from many sources including poetry, music, song, theatre, typography and graphic art, philosophy, radio, performance art, linguistics, fine art, literature and of course the keen observation and experience of the very many varieties of human communication that we all encounter and participate in every day. With such prolific artists like: David Toop, Tomomi Adachi, Caroline Bergvall, Ansuman Biswas, Jaap Blonk, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Alessandro Bosetti, Brownsierra, Angus Carlyle, Viv Corringham, Lawrence Upton & John Levack Drever, Thomas Gardner, Iris Garrelfs, Sten Hanson, Dirk HuelsTrunk, Sianed Jones, Mikhail Karikis and Brandon LaBelle.