Present (je me te parle)

(1995)

       (8:52)

Voice: Dorothée Morat.

First released on compilation Radio Folie Culture, curated by Jocelyn Robert (Québec: Avatar/Ohm éditions, 1996). Also included in Sound Voice Perform publication. In both instances under the title ‘je me te parle.’

Other versions: Present (OTT)Present (MTL-HFX), Present (TOR-ROT).

A voice speaks through another’s voice. of nothing in particular, everything and nothing. It is unscripted. The voice speaks to the headphones of the other voice. The public only hears the second voice. The second voice is instructed to say and repeat only what the first voice says, but of course that doesn’t always quite work, the ventriloquism is not perfect. The second voice reacts to what it hears at the same time as it repeats it. Sometimes it loses track of the words, sometimes it starts laughing, sometimes it doesn’t understand.

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