PROMPTS: Imperative       September 3, 2016

When Justin Tornow sent out the prompt for this event, my first thought was “What is truly imperative?” A voice answered back, “Breath, heartbeat, conciousness. All the rest is human construct.”

“WoW” said I.

Last night at the new location of The Carrack Gallery, a group of humans got together to express what we feel is imperative. Grief, love, work, vulnerability and self-awareness were the primary constructs illuminated in dance and words. As always, it was a provocative and enlightening evening of artistic work.

ibod(indiosyncratic beats of dejacusse) responded to the prompt with a piece that entertained the idea of imperative as a sense of urgency in the form of emergency sirens. The audience sat in the middle of the room and closed their eyes to make their ears bigger. Jim Kellough and Eleanor Mills circled the group with their iterations of sirens, while I played loops of siren intervals including the keyboard sounds that Suzanne Romey usually plays (she is out of town this weekend.) I invited the audience to vocalize sirens if they wished.

Here is The Sound of Sirens, soundscape nested at The Carrack Gallery:

2 thoughts on “PROMPTS: Imperative       September 3, 2016

  1. Leah Rutchick says:

    Jude and Ibod-denizens, this is a wonderful zoundzcape. I wish I had been there to sit in the middle. I suspect that would make intaking all the sounds even more imperative–sharpening one’s sense for the moment and living inside the sounds.

    On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Judes Soundlings wrote:

    > dejacusse posted: “When Justin Tornow sent out the prompt for this event, > my first thought was “What is truly imperative?” A voice answered back, > “Breath, heartbeat, conciousness. All the rest is human construct.” “WoW” > said I. Last night at the new location of The Ca” >

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    • Thanks for your astute ear, Leah. I always appreciate your response to the scapes. If you are around next Sunday, please join us for our outdoor soncert in the alley behind the Durham Armory. 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽

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