Solar Plexus

(1994)

Audio work published on Radius CD#3 series, Nonsequitur Foundation, 1995. Curated by Dan Lander.

It was presented in a pitch black space alongside live interventions on the following occasions: Banff Centre December 1994, Anna Leonowens Gallery NSCAD Halifax March 1995, E/Media Calgary June 1995.

Recordings from Montréal, Geneva, Bay of Fundy, Laurentians, Innsbruck.

Voices: Tammy, Gen, Martha, Ed, Sarah, Becky, Stewart, Bruce, Liam, Pierre, cab driver, singing group on safely landed plane.

Thanks to Bryan, Martha, Bruce.

Produced at PRIM Studios in Montréal, 1993-1994.

Audio piece consisting of microphone intrusions, bad singing, sporadic moaning and half-hearted humming. Concentrating on the minute, the hereto insignificant, those tiny moments. On the surface Solar Plexus accomplishes nothing. Once submerged, though, all you’ll need to breathe are ear plugs.

In and out of claustral spaces. The inside of a boiling pot, of a fire out of control, of a sleeping bag in the summer heat, of a mother in an elevator reciting poetry, of an ear plug in fear of an alarm, of a loud headphone forest walk, of a … The insound of an inside. These soundscapes of internal spaces are connected by blinks. Blinks coming from your ears.

Mix and edit for Sound Voice Perform, 2005:
       Solar Plexus (1994) (9:02)

Original tracks:
       Solar Plexus (part 1 Blinks) (7:13)
       Solar Plexus (part 2 Thresholds) (9:18)
       Solar Plexus (part 3 Crawls) (7:43)

Solar Plexus is composed of three sections: Blinks, Thresholds, and Crawls. It is further divided into boils, fires, fountains, suffocations, swallows, descents, and pain directives (amongst others).

BLINKS
boil
fire
fountain
suffocation
lac maman
ear plugs
nose & rings
towards descent

THRESHOLDS
boil
melodies
pain directives
identikit
saut avec imaginaire
jesus de montréal
te amo

CRAWLS
boil
hair
lost
loudspeak
rien
lost again
land count

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