Anti-Heroin-Chic published my poems Island of Silence and Onshore.
My ekphrastic play Nine Voices at the Tate Modern is available online.
She-Music Int. is our new music industry platform for all who identify as women.
photo by Miranda Birney
DarkEnsemble not assembling gloom but a gathering in an inspirational night.
Dark - not so much an absence of light as a prelude towards the light; a silence before the sound.
Ensemble - a coming together; not only of text and music but also of different artists. As profound listeners we are subject to intense auditory adventures.
Conceptual interest - all sounds are created equal. Or are some sounds more equal than others?
We question the traditional power balance: the acoustic dominance over the electronic, the human voice over the soundscape etc. Our recordings should challenge the hierarchical perception that is rooted in our traditions and cultural values.
sounddesign - Timon Persoon
haiku & tanka - Blanka Pesja
New album to be released soon.
What if we could hear trees?
What if their existence was audible?
How would that shape our relationship?
Would we experience their decay and extinction differently?
These questions were a starting point for sound artist Timon Persoon and me to create the third DarkEnsemble album.
Both of us are ardent tree lovers. Trees effect us deeply, their proximity is intensely tangible to us. As human animals, we experience our relationship with trees as an essential part of ourselves.
The slow, seemingly quiet life of trees makes it easy to bypass their existence and not be too concerned about their fate. Personally, we want to do the opposite; spend extra time with them and give our intense attention to their presence.