Compositon, Performance by Erin Gee
Video by Jonah Sutherland
Mouthpiece I: The text for this piece has been constructed using the Sanskrit from the Rig Veda 1.164.39. (first mandala, hymn 164, verse 39)
rco akshare parame vyoman yasmin devaa adhi vishve nisheduh |
yas tan na veda kim rcaa karishyati ya it tad vidus ta ime samaasate ||
Phonemes from this text have been extracted and mutated, while the original order of the sounds (in Mouthpiece I) has remained largely unchanged.
‘Akshara’ means Sanskrit syllable, and can also means “unbroken” (a-kshara), a whole sound.