1. field recordings: this set uses raw and untreated recordings made in national parks, rainforests, nature reserves and other natural habitats in thailand, vietnam, indonesia, china, ecuador and switzerland, of insects, amphibians, mammals, weather and other natural, non-human phenomena. individual tracks are layered and mixed into a composition. no effects, loops or any other manipulations of the sound sources are applied. this set is played in total darkness. this set addresses the importance of the insect world for human existence in the form of a leaflet distributed in the audience at the end of the set.
2. video action: an actionistic and physical performance accompanied by visuals. loops and samples of voice and objects are played live over prepared sonic structures and follow a compositional narrative. the visuals communicate matters dear to my heart, metaphysical questions, thoughts, criticisms etc. on personal, social/societal and global levels. this set is an evocation of the 'humanimal', a sonic ritual, an audio-visual catharsis, a trigger of discourse, offering food for thought.
About Dave Philips
dp re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically. sound as communication in direct and primal form, a language, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience and a consciousness. works that oppose the omnipresent restriction and reduction of life and living, and activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden under the debris of civilisation, inviting rumination, encouraging intervention, endorsing catharsis, liberating. therapeutical stimulation is acknowledged. sonic activism, ritual protest music.
topically dp might touch on topics such as environmental sensitisation, sentient awareness, animal and human rights and existentialism, but more so he’s interested in how these and related topics interconnect, the hyperconnectivity some call chaos. dp rings in the era of humanimal. methods are audio de/construction, composition, sonic rituals, psycho-acoustics and performance. tools are voice, body, field recordings, electronics, objects, video.
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