[ ʃ u ] (2018)
As one of 2017’s Touch mentees, I was asked to create a tape for the Tapeworm, to mark the various sonic and conceptual threads that had been woven over the course of the Touch relationship. The result is SKY-CHU, a live taping of a performance on April 15th, 2018, in which Patrick Shiroishi and Zachary Paul, with additional guests Derek Gaines on guitar and Jason Adams on cello, performed an improvised piece inside Jasmin Blasco and David Okum's sound sculpture SKY - CHU /ʃu/, at Wilding Cran Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
[ ʃ u ] *
SKY - CHU /ʃu/ demands that the listener become aware of the process of listening itself. For the April 15th performance, each viewer/performer was asked to reflect on the moments of transition between interior and exterior listening -- listening to oneself vs. listening to the world. The performers were invited to improvise to Blasco’s original sound piece, dramatizing the spontaneous occurrence of this process.
The Tapeworm has previously released works by Jay Glass Dubs, Mark Fell, Pinkcourtesyphone, John Chantler, CM Von Hausswolff, Pye Corner Audio, Oren Ambarchi, Francisco López, Fennesz, Dylan Carlson, Stephen O’Malley, Simon Fisher Turner and Jean Baudrillard.
*The Norwegian word for cloud, spelled “sky,” is pronounced “choo.”
Go to The Tapeworm page for [ ʃ u ] here.