MC (Vibrations on Subject Hood)


Performance at Rad’a Montréal Friday May 23, 6-10pm.

Attempts at translating hip hop and dancehall tracks through two translators: (1) using the Audi-Oh vibrator ( which translates rhythm, and especially bass thumps, into vibrations. It was used with its soft rubber “butterfly” attachment over the bullet and left jiggling on the floor. And (2) performer hears the tracks in his headphones and tries to sing the lyrics as best as possible.

The audience never hears the original, they only hear the vibrator on the floor and the pathetic mumbles of the performer.

Each song was on cd repeat over the course of an hour:

6-7pm Beenie Man ‘Miss Angela’
7-8pm Sean Paul ‘Gimme the Light’
8-9pm Nelly ‘Hot in Here’
9-10pm 50 Cent ‘In Da Club’