gheroartè

five dyslexic exercises – 27 October 2006 – Circumstances/Jakattak, compositions by Gak Sato, 26 Oct (lower part of page)

gheroartè

with volunteers from Il Coro di Micene

288804976_2fd0b4c5a3

Chorus members relaxing before the show. They were about to be put to the test with tongue twisting word and vowel sequences we found on the Internet… real exercises for dyslexic children.

288804981_875508990a

Unlike all the other chorus pix on this website, these pictures are NOT by Donata C (you can tell!), who was busy doing live electronics. She wrote comments on the performance and had them read by robot voices in real time, often imitating the efforts of the chorus.

288804984_438b115f3e

The best dyslexic exercise text was (I thought) a very curious found poem, which when translated here will lose all its exercise power (it was in Italian) and preserve its shot at meaning.

288804999_5fb7db9df5

Here’s the translation: Observe carefully / putrefaction happens (maybe that should be “things rot”)

288804994_4155284c0c

They laid their eggs / the eggs opened / they transformed

288804984_438b115f3e

she deduced / it’s enough / to produce.

288813398_caa152096b

The report on the evening of the 26th starts here. Circumstances by Gak Sato, played by Jakattak (with Xabier Iriondo and Steve Piccolo). From this point on the pix ARE by Donata C.

288813402_97502e8fa9

Gak wrote pieces based on the use of tuning forks, sine waves, kalimbas and other well-controlled effects. Here Xabier shows us his collection of seeds (he uses them to make sounds).

288813404_f13b7133e3 288813409_f664887fe9

288813414_91e73a8d3b 288813416_e9a262b3cc