#13 Bill Furlong - Spoken For / Spoken About

As with Schwitters, the recorded voice acts as a material in my work. I am not particularly using the literal meanings in language but more precisely the linguistic 'fall out’ between and around words. The recording process allows for repetition which facilitates a more focused 'auditory gaze’ which as a result makes it possible to unlock the creative and expressive possibilities inherent within elements of aural sound. The voice and its juxtapositions provide a rich opportunity to work with traces and the residue of meaning, through the verbal characteristic of emphasis, humour, accent, nationality, authority, vulnerability, gender, age, locality and so on. The time and space of the recording are also central considerations in the realisation of the work. Formats and procedures include col-lage, montage, rhythm, recycling, overlapping, repetition and accumulation. The Ursonate by Schwitters explores the field of implied meaning and expression outside of conventional language systems. The voice is used to communicate and express meanings and ideas that underlie spoken language, without the restraining and diluting mechanisms of social and cultural 'framing’.

1. Kurt Schwitters / Gerhard Rühm Welt voller Irrsinn 0:45
2. Ward Weis Ursonate (ff) 0:35
3. Liesl Ujvary Allschwitters 1:46
4. Christopher Butterfield / Andrew Hunter Technollage II 2:40
5. Simon Kunath / James A. Smith UpyourUrsonate 7:20
6. Norbert Math / Andrea Sodomka BOTsonata, 1st movement / Rondo 4:59
7. Sergio Messina Tic / aaa part 1 0:42
8. Gerhard Jaschke alles stimmt, aber auch das gegenteil 0:32
9. Bernhard Loibner Big Ben 2:25
10. Norbert Math / Andrea Sodomka BOTsonata, 2nd movement / Largo 4:39
11. Josef Klammer Besenübung 1:56
12. Andrew Garton Towards Future Schwitters 4:35
13. Bill Furlong Spoken For / Spoken About 2:33
14. Hank Bull Schwitthop 5:18
15. Subtolerance (Robert Klajn / Gordan Paunovic) Schwittscetches 3:14
16. Kurt Schwitters / Gerhard Rühm Nießscherzo 1:02
17. NetRadioHomerun (T. Kogawa / J. Oenokiv / M. Saito / H. Tanaka) Waiting for Godot in Cyberspace 2:52
18. Debbie Boyko From dawn to dark 4:17
19. Bernhard Loibner Fümms Böö Wöö 1:44
20. Johannes Sienknecht einStimmen 5:06
21. Fundamental Radio (August Black / Markus Seidl) Slowschwitt & Country 3:00
22. Hartmut Geerken improvisation on a postcard from kurt schwitters to salomo friedlaender 4:57
23. Rupert Huber / J. Klammer / N. Math / A. Sodomka On Site Wien / Finale & Hartmut Geerken 7:32

english / deutsch

     The Project

MERZmuseum / Schwittradio / Schwittcd
     Heidi Grundmann

     Hank Bull

     Bernhard Loibner

     Hans Burkhard Schlichting