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Playing with words: an audio compilation

Lane, Cathy, Gruenrekorder: Phonography and Sound Art (recording company) (2010) Playing with words: an audio compilation. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Lane, Cathy
Group or Collective Creators: Gruenrekorder: Phonography and Sound Art (recording company)

Curated audio CD
41 tracks

The work on this audio compilation is part of an intermittent ongoing tradition of artistic investigation of spoken language. The pieces included here negotiate potential oppositions such as semantic play and abstraction, musical and narrative structures, speech and song, one voice and many. Influences have been drawn from many sources including poetry, music, song, theatre, typography and graphic art, philosophy, radio, performance art, linguistics, fine art, literature and of course the keen observation and experience of the very many varieties of human communication that we all encounter and participate in every day.

The concerns of these contemporary artists in many cases relate back to their historical antecedents such as the poets, performers and other artists working with sound in the early part of the twentieth century, including the Futurists, Zaum poets, Dadaists and Lettristes who sought to invent new languages and new words in order to express their vision of reality and to deconstruct and reduce the power of language. Other featured artists are examining and revealing the experiences and complexities of contemporary society by engaging with how spoken language works and manifests itself. These works reflect more recent developments in linguistics and the psychology and philosophy of language revealing how meaning is negotiated and transmitted between individuals and groups, across cultures and through languages and their translations.

This audio compilation has a companion online compilation release. They both feature the same artists but, in some cases, different tracks. A DVD of live performances by some of these artists is also available.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: spoken word, poetry, performance, composition
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Gruenrekorder ::. Phonography & Sound Art
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Date: 1 December 2010
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Related Websites: http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=3927, http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=1771, http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=3095
Related Websites:
Related Publications: Playing with Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice, Lane Cathy (ed.) ISBN 9780955827334 www.cornerhouse.org, Playing with Words: An Online Compilation | Various Artists curated by Cathy Lane, Playing with words: Live | Various Artists http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=3095
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), Part of the outputs of the AHRC grant "Playing with Words"
Material/Media: audio recording
Measurements or Duration of item: 116 minutes and 90 seconds
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:38
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 10:53
Item ID: 3740
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3740

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