Its fleece electrostatic

Mauricio Pauly, Linda Jankowska, Angela Guyton

This is the video version of the work, ITS FLEECE ELECTROSTATIC (a work for amplified violin and guitar pedals). The pure violin sounds and their processed counterpart are visually integrated through the mechanics evident in their performance. Because the technology is integrated into the physical performance, the artifice is exclusively within the music as it unfolds over time. The video takes this relationship further; using datamoshing as the primary visual language, it directs the ligaments and muscles propelling each musical gesture to gather their potential in colour form and re-organises them in space to produce a vivid, multi-dimensional and expansive experience of the work.

It is a document of the event of a relationship's disintegration, which spanned the making of the video. In addition to being personally deeply significant, each section navigates the following relationships as puzzles to be solved, seeking beauty in their solutions:
+ the seen and the heard
+ artificial (recorded/looper) space vs real (air/performer) space
+ co-operative vs disruptive, or even destructive, sounds
+ the silent and the not
+ melody and texture
+ past and future

“Mary had a little lamb, its fleece electrostatic / And everywhere Mary went, the lights became erratic"

Artist Statement

Mauricio Pauly, Linda Jankowska, Angela Guyton

Video by Angela Guyton: Direct experience is what matters and art is a big part of my life. I’m interested in the muck of media, the muck of reality, and consciousness. I create things and try to play in the muck so it plays with me. My body is smart, and I am trying to identify with all the warm meat, not just the parts that make the words.

Music by Mauricio Pauly: Composer based in Manchester, this year in residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Co-artistic director of Distractfold Ensemble. His music is performed across Europe and the United States. The next year will see premieres of commissions by Interface Ensemble (Frankfurt), Soundinitiative (Paris), and a new work to be finalised and premiered at Villa Romana.

Performance by Linda Jankowska: Versatile violinist specialising in contemporary music. She is a founding member of Distractfold Ensemble who was recently awarded the prestigious Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for Interpretation at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt. Linda was a member of Lucerne Festival Academy and took part in the International Ensemble Modern Academy. She is interested in collaboration and artistic experimentation.

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