United States premiere of two projects: Voice Array, a participatory environment that debuted last Fall in Sydney, Australia, at the Museum of Contemporary Art; and Last Breath, a robotic installation that stores and circulates the breath of a person forever, between a bellows and a brown paper bag. Voice Array is a construction for vocal improvisation that uses blinking LEDs and a customized intercom system of audio playback and recording. The exhibition’s opening will feature a performance by vocal percussionist Rahzel, The Godfather of Noyze, who will explore Lozano-Hemmer’s “Voice Array” within the musical context of human beatboxing. - thru Oct 13
Bjork, Mike Patton, Rahzel, and Tanya Tagaq blending their voices together into a song that is insanely beautiful. In the middle part of the song, that’s Mike doing the higher, feminine-sounding parts an octave over Bjork. Rahzel and Tanya provide rhythmic structure. Medulla is such an amanzing album and I wish they’d all collaborate again.