What we are up to

Electronic Voice Phenomena tour 2013

21/12/12 Live
by Nathan Jones

The soft-launch of a new site dedicated to Mercy's partnership with Penned in the Margins, the EVP tour, which will take place in May 2013, featuring headline commissions from OUTFIT, ROSS SUTHERLAND, STEVEN FOWLER and HANNAH SILVA.

The website was designed by Tom Chivers at Penned in the Margins, containing information about the new commissions for the tour.  Over the coming weeks the blog will also feature some fantastic new articles and artworks on the theme, operating as a kind of 'online think space' for this project - including some work that has come out of partnership work with Berlin/UK collaborations from our EVP Think Tank in October.

Check it out! electronicvoicephenomena.net

The site also includes a summary of the story so far by me.  Here's a segment of an experimental treatment of conversations between myself, Mark Leahy and Mark Greenwood, which started the whole thing off!

e-motional truth or falsity, emotional distance, questions of vocal authenticity... [the source of a threatening voice, like a bomb threat]electronic recording, digitisation, transcription, visualisation or broadcast of the human voice... [tells us nothing new about our solar system, but talk about eerie]analysis of recorded voices as part of forensic or criminal investigation... [tackle crime and terrorism as criminals use modern technology]data communication nodes... [a walk-on part in a nursery rhyme is an unlikely fulcrum for the balance of power] forcing intimacy - using electronic processing... [now you see me, now you don't] overlapping of electric voices; one singing, the other giving instructions, indications and information... [medicine and its use may or may not be approved] experimental approaches of assemblage and chance procedure... [oligonucleotides with a variety of labels, modified linkages, and non-standard bases] synthesisers anddrum machines... [hardcore and gangsta rap artists pushed the violent content of their raps further] discomfort and horror at hearing one's voice... [intermingled since God's creature the horse was placed on this continent]ideas around radio and specifically CB radio... [human nervous system according to the instructions of the manufacturers and a navigational guide] the body freed from the voice... Do we hear something hidden in the recorded voice?... [the worlds first micro recorder that will allow you to record continuously for 4 solid days ]lie detectors... [convert the voice which is an analog signal to a digital signal and then to a voice packet] a writer's voice, a painter's signature, adding value to a product... [amid the body parts, envelopes stuffed with cash and autopsy results written in English]skin and bone, the meat and sinew dissolved into the electronic trace... [Years of being shunned in Elf-space because of her half-elf, half-human blood]human, supernatural and digital... [an old guy who remembers corded, rotary phones with party lines] communicating on contentious matters via email or telephone... [She looked good that night, better than at the bookstore]move away from intimate form... [the loss of the support of objectively established religion, the dissolution of the last remnants of pre-capitalism] mass 'electrification' or the collective 'spine-tingle' of a festival audience... [a total of 3 million people, who are not allowed to talk about what they are doing] the 7-second broadcast delay...