Human Music

Part 1: Acid Remark

Part 2: The Light's Gone Off

Human Music came from an attempt to purge myself from the inherent discomfort I feel with the human voice, specifically my own. I felt if I could present the voice and its various uses and extremes it would contextualise my own vocal performances, perhaps validate them in some way. I didn't completely succeed, but then perhaps the process itself was a success of some sort. Human Music Parts 1 and 2 are mixes featuring a capella performances from various cultures and traditions. The idea was to have everything rub together; sacred and profane, sublime and silly, to create something new. With that in mind, the two media players can be used on their own, or in tandem - at any point - to create a third, transient mix.

    PART 1

  • Sam Beckett - A Piece Of Monologue (English Version)
  • Katajjait On Hamma (Innuit Vocal Game)
  • R. Elizabeth - Dining Room
  • Miori Naritomi/Ami Yamazaki/Ami Yoshida - Thereness Of A Voice (Live Performance)
  • The Early Music Consort Of London - Perotin - Viderunt Omnes (4 Vocum)
  • Lil' Wayne - On Tha Block #1/#2/#3
  • Gene Scott - Excerpt from "God's Angry Man" Documentary - Werner Herzog
  • Holly Herndon - Breathe
  • Demetrio Stratos - Passaggi
  • Stewart Walker - Circular Valley (G. White Remix)
  • Meredith Monk - Dolmen Music: Overture & Men's Conclave/Wa-Ohs/Rain/Pine Tree Lullaby/Calls/Conclusion (excerpt)
  • Zoltán Kodály - Árva Vagyok
  • Recitation Of The Qur'an - Music In The World Of Islam LP
  • Interview with 100 Year Old Woman - from the 365 Days Project
  • Ennio Morricone - Il Gioco Delle Vocali

    PART 2

  • "Picking Up Girls Made Easy!" - LP sample from the 365 Days Project
  • Bob Cobbing - Spontaneous Appealinair Contemprate Apollinaire
  • Arvo Pärt - Summa
  • Void Ov Voices (Attlia Csihar) - Part 2 (Live In Stockholm)
  • Qatsivaaq (Innuit Vocal Game)
  • The Beach Boys - Smile Backing Vocals Montage
  • Radha/Ga's (Bedouin Song, Sharjah, UAE) "Greek Orthodox Chant" (YouTube)
  • Irish Anabel - Flexi Sex (Trunk Compilation)
  • Field Recording August 2013, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
  • Kukal Roze Railio - Lithuanian Multipart Folk Song
  • Felix Ibarrondo - Odolez
  • Taylor Swift - We Are Never Getting Back Together A Capella (YouTube)
  • Bob Cobbing - Worm
  • Apostille - Self Deceit
  • Metallica - Ride The Lightning A Capella (YouTube)
  • Voices From Possessed Children - from Okkult Stimmen Mediale Musik 1
  • Egisto Macchi - Voix
  • Ivor Cutler - Phonic Poem