Voiceprints 15 is a new CD of Melbourne Sound Poetry. Produced by Sjaak de Jong for F..tloose Productions, with mixing and mastering by the ever capable Harry Williamson, it's a delight. The tracks are superb, and they are superbly sequenced. There's a lovely cast list to the album, too. Here it is:
Poetry, close to the edge and beyond, featuring :
Peter Murphy, Santo Cazatti,Jeltje Fanoy and Sjaak de Jong, Eddy Burger, Ashley Higgs accompanied by Richard Stringer and Nat Grant, Ania Walwicz, Warren Burt, UQ with guest vocalist Jaap Blonk, Harry Williamson, Razor Hope, Mar Bucknell.
If you're in Melbourne, you can get your copy from:
And if you're out of town, just go to the F..tloose website:
I have a track on the album. Here's how I made it:
A text was written with the algorithmic composing program ArtWonk. I then read this text while wearing binaural microphones on my front porch. Lots of good traffic sounds! I then processed that recording through AudioMulch and Glitch2, which produced the rhythmically changing distortions on the voice. I used Glitch2's "randomization" feature to make the presets, so that I would force myself into kinds of voice modifications I wouldn't normally use.
Here, as a teaser for the album, is my track: