BUTTERCUP INSURGENT - England
“Salt Chunk Mary”
Salt Chunk Mary is intended as a sound tribute by Martin Briggs to the cut-up novels of William Burroughs. The piece utilises a generative rhythm patch in Pure Data to slice up my own field recordings and found sounds to create constantly changing, evolving, ‘shape-shifting’ rhythms, controlled by parameters which are altered in real time. This rhythm was then coupled with granular synthesis generated from other self made field recordings, again controlled by parameters which are set and altered in a real time performance setting. The sounds used were selected with Burroughs’ cut-up trilogy in mind; grinding industrial noise, snippets of jazz, electromagnetic field recordings, percussive pulses and static hiss. All combine to create an unsettling atmosphere designed to hook the listener in with rhythms which hypnotise yet deny the comfort of constance or regularity. In this way themes of addiction tension and denial are addressed.
An exhibtion curated by Lee-Ann Joy, derived from a facebook group titled "Experimental Sounds, Sculptures & Installations" facebook.com/groups/181396721881365/
Exhibition - J Studio's, Library Art Space, Melbourne, Australia. Compromised of Melbourne Sculptors and Sound Artists with International guest Sound Artists whom each produced a film especially for the event.