DOWNLOAD REPAIR SONGS (MP3)
(with Aline Cautis)
and Live Video Performance
RE PAIR exists in a posthuman landscape where conventional beauty is awkward,
void of overpowering superficial images, instead reliant upon a disjointed,
inefficient functionality. Here, two courageous individuals join together
in performance to repair defunct systems of communication with a new, more
Our Bodies—Repair strives toward invisibility by shedding a dimension.
Image exists solely as an emanation from the performance. As part of a 2-dimensional
interface, we guide the audience to an alternative understanding of the environment
in which dysfunction is favored.
Our Machines—Using synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines and other
clumsy first generation digital instruments, the music we create mirrors our
imperfect presentation. Instead of relying upon the vintage dinosaurs of the
analog age or the high tech gadgetry of tomorrow’s laptops, we seek
to extract innovative derivations from cheap, seemingly useless digital synthesizers.
These instruments belong on the periphery of both the analog and the digital,
retaining the visual presence of the former and invisibly conjoining it with
the broader capabilities of the latter. Mostly perceived as obstacles upon
the evolution of communication, we instead render the restraints of these
instruments inconsequential by extending beyond the confines of limitation.
Rediscovering the old provides luxury by rendering time and the progress of
Our Music—Repair’s songs are memories of fabricated histories.
Our lyrics echo words found on the pages of used books. We mix music from
LPs and old television show theme songs. The vocals, like the synthesizer
sounds, are both live and pre-recorded. The tunes fall apart. The rhythms
are broken. The beat is abandoned. Technology breaks down, but the structure
never disintegrates. In these erratic transitions between sound-scapes we’re
able to reach new musical plateaus.
Rather than keeping up with the latest innovations, our inspiration is drawn
from exploring the rudimentary stages of digital synthesizer technology. By
diverging from trite replication of old patterns, we warp this seemingly archaic
technology to provide limitless possibility for the future.