"Lightning Strikes Not Once But Twice"
"Lightning Strikes Not Once But Twice" and "Sound For Picture" are from a series of pieces about five senses based on texts by writers who have suffered trauma to their hearing, sight, taste, touch or smell. The melody and rhythm of the spoken words trigger percussive sounds and resonate the strings of a "backwards" electric guitar . The latter instrument, which produces an effect akin to that of shouting into a piano with the dampers raised, is also used to transform birdsong, feedback and swooping oscillators. "Lightning" is about blindness and the restoration of sight, and is based on an AP wire service story found in an Allen Ruppersberg print. (N.C.)


HyperKult III 'Sound Page'