Together with my two musicians, Stine Janvin Motland (vocals) and Per Zanussi (double bass), I performed the piece First Of All There Is Blue for the first time at ++ Tuesday September 4th.
The project is based on the first paragraph in Paul Auster's novella Ghosts. The composition consists of 3 short movements. The first movement is the original text straight from the book (ill.), the two following movements are versions of the paragraph that has been trough Google Translate so many times that the text is altered into strange sentences and meanings. The composition was done by isolating the letters C, D, E, F, G, A, B in the text and using them in a notational system to indicate pitch. The absence of the characters in between the chosen letters indicate the durations/note values.
The project is part of In Edit Mode Press' publication LOCAL COLOUR: Ghosts, which will be released at Signal -Center för Samtidskonst in Malmö December 8th. And that's where our next performance will take place. Welcome!