Various - Spectres IV: A Thousand Voices Book
Label: Shelter Press
The fourth issue of the annual publication dedicated to sound and music experimentation, co-published by Shelter Press and Ina GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales), around the topic of voice. The voice is everywhere, infiltrating everything, making civilization, marking out territories with infinite borders, spreading from the farthest reaches to the most intimate spaces. It can be neither reduced nor summarized. And accordingly, when taken as a theme, the voice is inexhaustible, even when seen in the light of its very particular relation with the sonic or the musical, as is the case in most of the texts collected in this volume. There is no point therefore in trying to circumscribe or amalgamate the multiple avatars of the voice. We must rather try to apprehend what the voice can do, to envisage its landscape, its potential effects. Featuring contributions from/about François J. Bonnet, John Giorno, David Grubbs, Yannick Guédon, Lee Gamble, Sarah Hennies, Haela Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix, Stine Janvin, Joan La Barbara, Youmna Saba, Akira Sakata, Pierre Schaeffer, Peter Szendy, and Ghédalia Tazartès.