Exercises in Modern Primitivism. Live performance by DOOMSQUAD.
ARTIST AS SHAMAN. Eastern Bloc, part of Art Matters festival, Montreal, Quebec. 7240 Clark. March 2-14.
This Project is an audio and visual performance that brings improvisational sonic sculpting into a gallery where the processes of ritual, ceremony, and gathering are explored and experienced. Concerning ourselves with the questions: How does a live audience cohesively evolve alongside the performers, the dialogue that arises between intimate musical expression and public performance is what will ultimately be articulated and amplified.
Inside an open walled pyramid, we will be using our bodies and voices to create sounds amplified through a series of microphones and analogue pedals, creating an ambient soundscape. The whole experience thus becomes an exercise in reducing our current modern conceptions of music down to a fundamental, singular form. We understand music as an organic audible expression of the individual self and its unity with the natural world. Like the saying :music is born from the heart”, we take that expression literally, by attempting to reveal that the source of all music is in fact the heart.