Track Name: I HAD WAY MORE DIRTIER THINGS IN MY MOUTH [Featuring: Neil Young Cloaca, Pilla Piano, Andrea Rinaldi, Tintin Patrone; Tim Huys (Animation)] || Date Created: December 18th 2020 || Date Recorded: December 20th - 26th || Duration: 04:54 mins
I HAD WAY MORE DIRTIER THINGS IN MY MOUTH
‘The word has not been recognized as a virus because it has achieved a state of stable
symbiosis with the host. My basis theory is that the written word was literally a virus that
made the spoken word possible. This virus came from outer space.
From symbiosis to parasitism is a short step. The word is now a virus. The flu virus may have once been a healthy lung cell. It is now a parasitic organism that invades and damages the central nervous system. Modern man has lost the option of silence. Try halting sub-vocal speech. Try to achieve even ten seconds of inner silence. You will encounter a resisting organism that forces you to talk. That organism is the word.’
William S. Bouroughs
‘A virus operates autonomously, without human intervention. It attaches itself to a host and feeds off of it, growing and spreading from host to host. Language infects us: its power derives not from its straightforward ability to communicate or persuade but rather from this infectious nature, this power of bits of language to graft itself onto other bits of language, spreading and reproducing, using human beings as hosts. Georges Bataille similarly argued that communication was best understood from the perspective of contagion. In Bataille any human being is no more than a conduit for communicative process, a channel for ideas which pass through him/her.’
’ saw this guy on the train
And he seemed to have gotten stuck
In one of those abstract trances.
And he was going: ’Ugh . . . Ugh . . . Ugh . . .‘‘ Laurie Anderson, Language is a virus
I HAD WAY MORE DIRTIER THINGS IN MY MOUTH is a comment on Corona naysayers’ conspiracy theories, fake news and the viral aspects of spoken language. It’s based on data measuring the amount of aerosols spread while breathing and speaking in an unventilated room during 4:54 minutes.
Each of the 4 performers chooses his/her own instruments/sound sources, each performer chooses 1 of 4 available aerosol-symbols as an personal indicator to produce sound.
No aerosols means no sound, few aerosols mean few sounds, more aerosols indicate more
sound, more volume, more intensity.
Interpretation of other inputs is up to the performer.
TinTin Patrone is a German-Filipino composer, musician, actress, film and music producer as well as painter, performance artist and author. Patrone founded the group Krachkisten Orchestra in 2009, the International MusicMotorcycleClub in 2012, and runs various musical and artistic individual projects in parallel. The connections between music, art, sound and
experimental gesture is the general field TinTin Patrone is interested in. One focus of her creations lies on the visual elements of music, the tension between conceptual ideas and physical existence and how we relate to music individually and as a society.
Her performances and installations include elements from musical Concept-Art, Fluxus and Social practice. Her projects work as a form of comparative study of art and music.
concept/composition: Tintin Patrone || animation: Tim Huys
performers: Andrea Rinaldi https://spentriu.com || Pilla Piano https://www.pillapiano.com || Tintin Patrone || Neil Young Cloaca http://yeay.suchfun.net