"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'